Tuesday 5 October 2021


A new Spitting Image sketch featuring puppets of Keir Starmer and Jess Phillips has upset the woke mob on Twitter.  The sketch depicts Starmer as a useless superhero called 'Fox Man' while Jess Phillips is a foul-mouthed rival superhero called 'Viral'.  The portrayal of Phillips bizarrely led to accusations of sexism and misogyny, despite the fact she is shown as the loud-mouthed self-obsessed 'feminist' that she is in real life.

Stand-up comedian Matt Forde, who writes for the show and voices Keir Starmer, also came in for a lot of stick after the clip was posted.  It's not clear if he wrote this sketch, but surely a self-confessed Labour supporter (and former party member) would know that Keir Starmer is hardly a driving force of hard left policies, as suggested in the clip.

You can see the full sketch below.

Oddly, Jess Phillips has yet to comment.  There's a first time for everything.