LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer used a Saints jibe to hit out at Rishi Sunak during Wednesday's Prime Minister's Questions, having "compared his plight to his beloved Southampton". 

Sir Keir pointed out the difference between Sunak and Southampton's success this season, with Russell Martin's side on an 11-game unbeaten run.

Sir Keir was branded a Margaret Thatcher “fanboy” before Rishi Sunak welcomed the latest “Thatcherite” supporter during Prime Minister’s Questions.

Sir Keir was mocked by Conservative MPs after he praised former prime minister Thatcher for having sought to "set loose our natural entrepreneurialism”.

However, addressing Sunak, Sir Keir said: "The prime minister has begun to feel sorry for himself.

"He has even been heard comparing his plight to his beloved Southampton Football Club.

"I do think that is a bit harsh because Saints have been on an 11-game unbeaten run, while, as the song has it, the prime minister gets battered everywhere he goes." 

Saints fan Sunak was pictured in the stands at St Mary's as Saints were relegated from the Premier League in May this year.

Daily Echo: Rishi Sunak watched as Saints were beaten 2-0 by Fulham in MayRishi Sunak watched as Saints were beaten 2-0 by Fulham in May (Image: Stuart Martin)

In 2022, Sunak claimed, "If I could run Southampton Football Club, I'd be a very happy man," if he was not a politician. 

Sunak hit back at Sir Keir's questions over his Rwanda policy, telling Parliament: "He has labelled it as immoral and yet his football team's kit (Arsenal) has a 'Visit Rwanda' badge on the side of it."