‘Bit more jolly than expected’ Johnson and Starmer share awkward chat on way to Lords

The Prime Minister and Labour leader were all smiles at the State Opening of Parliament. BBC’s Huw Edwards said: “That’s a bit more jolly than I would have expected.” Political editor Chris Mason added: “It really is an indication for the body language experts and the lip readers because most of the words we can’t quite hear.

“A good chance for small talk. Can you sustain a conversation that isn’t primarily about politics for the duration of the walk?”

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