Caption Competition: What are Davey and Starmer thinking?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. They say that body language tells all.

At yesterday’s Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign in St Paul’s, Sir Ed Davey and Sir Keir Starmer were seated next to each other. So, what were the two men thinking?

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  • Davey texting: Look as though you don’t know me, but meet me behind the bike sheds when this is all over.

  • Steve Trevethan 4th Jun '22 - 9:46am

    Perhaps they are both thinking this question:
    “For crying out loud, why doesn’t he do a decent job of opposing this rubbish government?”

  • George Thomas 4th Jun '22 - 10:02am

    “It’s clear as day to us, eh Thomson?”
    “To be precise: dear as clay. That’s my opinion, Thompson, and I’m stuck with it.”

  • Nick Collins 4th Jun '22 - 10:04am

    Ed: ” Did you hear the boos for Johnson?”

    Keir: ” What booze?”

  • Brad Barrows 4th Jun '22 - 10:06am

    Ed thinking:
    must pretend to be reading the programme like every else in case a camera catches me…

    Kier thinking:
    if I get a fine I’m finished….

  • Nick Collins 4th Jun '22 - 10:09am

    Or perhaps they are both thinking: “The crowd booed Johnson, but they didn’t even recognise me.”.

  • Mick Taylor 4th Jun '22 - 10:24am

    Ignore me, then we can keep up the pretence that there’s no deal to smash the Tories and get PR

  • Nick Collins 4th Jun '22 - 10:43am

    Keir: “I wonder if there’s a decent Indian take-away in Wakefield”

    Ed: “I hope there’s a decent chippy in Honiton”

  • Cj Williams 4th Jun '22 - 12:24pm

    Why did he have to wear that suit and tie? We look like a fasionable alliance.

  • Steve Trevethan 4th Jun '22 - 2:09pm

    At least I didn’t get booed!

  • Nick Collins 4th Jun '22 - 2:32pm

    ” Were those boos, or were they the distant chants of ” Roooot” emanating from Lord’s?”

  • Russell Simpson 4th Jun '22 - 3:14pm

    I want deputy PM. He’s not getting deputy PM.

  • Yeovil Yokel 4th Jun '22 - 3:35pm

    Ed: It was worth the queuing to get Charles’ autograph, but only an arachnid could decipher that signature.
    Keir: Just wait until I’m PM, I’ve read the secret CPS files on almost half the people in here.

  • Yeovil Yokel 4th Jun '22 - 3:45pm

    Ed: I see the Queen has been marked ‘Absent’ in the register.
    Keir: I wonder what Ed will offer me in exchange for Islington North.

  • Yeovil Yokel 4th Jun '22 - 5:46pm

    Ed: Thank goodness, the lack of a decent signal in here means I get an hour’s break from Vince’s incessant texts about current money supply theory.
    Keir: Thank goodness, I didn’t get seated next to Nicola.

  • Yeovil Yokel 4th Jun '22 - 5:52pm

    Ed: Hmm, perhaps ditch PR and the ministerial Jag but insist on having Chequers on alternate weekends? Decisions, decisions.
    Keir: Hmm, Madras or Korma tonight, or be a bit adventurous and go for a Thai Green? Decisions, decisions.

  • Yeovil Yokel 4th Jun '22 - 6:02pm

    Ed: Looks like the General’s forgotten to pick up a programme, perhaps he’d like to share mine?
    Keir: At least Lyndsay’s sitting just behind, otherwise I wouldn’t know anyone important nearby.

  • Yeovil Yokel 4th Jun '22 - 6:36pm

    Ed: It says here the Sex Pistols will be performing the anthem, perhaps that’s one of Charles’ nods to progressive British culture, should be fun, LoL.
    Keir: I don’t care if it contains real gold, that damn wallpaper is going.

  • I bet he’s a republican as well. #Progressive Panic #Heartstopper

  • Nick Collins 5th Jun '22 - 9:22am

    Ed: ” Will Johnson survive June?”

    Keir: ” Who’s June?”

  • Ed….”Get your own ruddy programme!”

    Kier..”Are my flies undone?”

  • Gwyn Williams 5th Jun '22 - 10:38am

    Ed “Same blue suit, same white shirt and same patterned tie. I must change tailor.”
    Keir” Same blue suit, same white shirt and same patterned tie. Now what else can I copy.”

  • Bruce Meredeen 5th Jun '22 - 11:14am

    Both thinking: “Time and change of tie wait for no man.”

  • Nick Collins 5th Jun '22 - 12:40pm

    Keir: “It’s at times like this that I can’t think of anything to say.”

  • Ruth Bright 5th Jun '22 - 2:44pm

    Ed: I thought they said: “COALITION with Keir not a civil partnership ceremony”.

    Keir: I’m fuming. I thought I was going to get to meet Meghan and Harry.

  • Christopher Burden 5th Jun '22 - 8:09pm

    *not a caption* but a fund-raising suggestion.
    Why not offer a prize (small) for the best suggestion, according to readers of LDV?

  • Christopher Burden 5th Jun '22 - 8:11pm


  • Christopher Burden 5th Jun '22 - 8:15pm

    Ignore above, pls.

  • Robert Hale 5th Jun '22 - 8:49pm

    Ed. These IKEA flatpack instructions are useless!

    Kier. I wonder whose wife Boris Johnson is bringing?

  • Nick Collins 6th Jun '22 - 9:39am

    ” How come Johnson gets to bring his wife and we don’t?”

  • Nick Collins 6th Jun '22 - 9:40am

    Keir: ” I wish some people on this thread would spell my name right.”

  • Warren Clarke 6th Jun '22 - 10:44am

    Ed: No way am I going to be the first to suggest a pact.
    Keir: If he thinks I’m going to suggest a pact, he’s got another think coming.

  • Neil James Sandison 7th Jun '22 - 4:53pm

    Keir no one gave me a hymn sheet .Davey dont worry neither of us will be singing the same song

  • Love the suggestions. But I thought it worth mentioning that this pic was taken during the prayers, hence all (except Keir) are looking down.

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