‘May just have finished Boris off’ Piers Morgan praises Theresa May’s ‘savage’ swipe at PM

Theresa May grills Boris Johnson on Sue Gray report

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Theresa May questioned Boris Johnson’s leadership in parliament today after key findings from Sue Gray’s report on the #partygate scandal were released to the general public. While the report was heavily redacted due to an ongoing police investigation, it was still notably critical of the way the government and senior officials had behaved over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

As Gray’s report, and the Prime Minister’s subsequent comments on it were broadcast, Piers Morgan came out in support of Theresa May for what he deemed to be a “devastating” blow for Johnson. 

Taking to Twitter this afternoon, Morgan wrote in view of his 7.9 million followers: “Theresa May may just have finished Boris off. 

“That was savage…. and coming from a former Tory PM in Parliament, devastating.”

Boris Johnson appeared on our screens at 3.30pm to address parliament and the British public as he discussed the limited contents of Sue Gray’s report.

The Prime Minister did apologise, but refused to resign despite continued objections from both the opposition and some members of his own party. 

May was one such politician that appeared to be critical of Johnson for his conduct throughout the so-called #partygate scandal.

Standing up before parliament, she said: “The Covid regulations imposed significant restrictions on the freedoms of members of the public. 

“They had a right to expect their Prime Minister to have read the rules, to understand the meaning of the rules, and indeed for those around him to have done so too.

“And to set an example in following those rules,” May continued. 

“What the Gray report does show is that Number 10 Downing Street was not observing the regulations that they had imposed on members of the public. 

“So either my right honorable friend had not read the rules, or didn’t understand what they meant… and others around him.

“Or they didn’t think the rules applied to Number 10. Which was it?” she asked.

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May was not the only MP to turn on Johnson, with the Prime Minister’s former ally Andrew Mitchell also calling him out. 

The Sutton Coldfield MP said: “Ever since he joined the party’s candidates list 30 years ago, he has enjoyed my full-throated support, but I am deeply concerned by these events. I have to tell him, he no longer enjoys my support.”

MP Aaron Bell of Newcastle-under-Lyme shared a heartbreaking statement, saying: “In May 2020 I attended my grandmother’s funeral. 

“There were only 10 people at the funeral, many people who loved her had to watch online. I didn’t hug my siblings, I didn’t hug my parents… does the Prime Minister think I’m a fool?”

 

 

 

Duncan Baker of North Norfolk added: “North Norfolk followed the rules. So many of my constituents have been incensed, the damage that this is doing is enormous. It is about integrity and trust.”

Morgan also tweeted out a number of other comments in relation to the ongoing row, earlier today writing: “Sue Gray’s #PartyGate report may be heavily retracted but it’s still absolutely damning about the drunken rule-breaking sh*t-show going on in Downing St throughout the Pandemic involving the very people who made the rules yet showed shameful contempt for the public.”

In another tweet he wrote: “Boris Johnson told Parliament he didn’t know anything about any illegal parties at No10 despite TWELVE of them now being referred to police including p*ss-ups in HIS flat, HIS cabinet office & HIS garden. He lied – and that’s a resignation offence.”

As opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer blasted Johnson for his actions, Morgan added: “Starmer’s very powerful speech being heard in lethal (for Boris) silence by many Tories…”

 

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