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Piers Morgan slaps down pro-Boris “euphoria” on PM’s return to action

Piers Morgan has provided a bit of context, amid adulation from right-wing commentators that Boris Johnson has returned to duty.

Speaking on ITV this morning, following the Prime Minister’s return to Downing Street last night, Morgan poured cold water on the suggestion that Johnson is our saviour.

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“I’m thrilled Boris Johnson is back at work. Great,” Morgan said.

“But the whole tone of the papers today that somehow the miracle worker has returned to save us all – there’s a very good argument he’s the one with his lax activity, before he got sick, [who] got us into this position.

“So forgive me if I just take a bit of a beat, before I’m joining in the euphoria.”

Indeed, while it’s good news that Johnson has recovered from coronavirus, we must not lose sight of the position we’re currently in, under his leadership.

We’re heading for one of the highest death totals in Europe, with over 20,000 hospital fatalities already, we’re testing far fewer people for the virus than other countries, many frontline workers don’t have adequate PPE, and we’re breaking international convention on face masks.

Many will be happy to see the PM back at work, but we will only be happy when he takes radical action to sort out the mess he’s got us in.

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25 responses to “Piers Morgan slaps down pro-Boris “euphoria” on PM’s return to action

  1. It’s so easy to criticise the Government, if we’d had closed our borders and not supplied aid and face masks to other countries (which we have) during these times the Government would have been called racists by the left. Personally our borders should have been closed 7 weeks ago and the only people we should have been helping is the UK at this moment in time. We also see migrants showing symptoms coming into the UK from France daily yet we don’t send them back either but if we had have done again we would be called racists.

    The NHS hasn’t been overrun people have had life saving operations cancelled, treatment for cancer halted to allow NHS nurses to have time on making stupid ticktock (A Social Media App from China) videos and posting them online while people down the corridor where they dance dying of COVID-19. There is a lot the Government should have done but unfortunately people like Piers Morgan acts like a rabid dog and creates all this hysteria.

    1. What an absurd position. Its the lefts fault for a response you imagine they may have made had the Government acted swiftly! This, despite the fact, as Mark Davies points out, Labour were calling for action much sooner when Boris Johnson was still on holiday, his third since December!

    2. Had he personally not promoted herd immunity and hand shaking, like the blithering idiot he is, we might have had a more timely response and concentrated energies on test and trace and ventilators etc. Plus Tories failed to put in 2016 package of measures.

      1. Everything that was done in this country was far far too little and far, far too late and was also wrong. This horrific government is still not following W H O guidelines. I blame them for every one of the 40,000 deaths that have already occurred here. Their briefings are nothing more than party political broadcasts on behalf of the CONservatoff party and again are unhelpful and totally useless. I agree with Piers Morgan and feel we should be doing much much more to hold them to account for the totally incompetent way they are dealing with this 😡

    3. The nurses were on their breaks when the video was made btw. I find it(the video) annoying myself but what your saying is totally In accurate.
      We were the last country in Europe to be properly hit, and yet we were the worst prepared. It’s absolutely beggars belief how (or why) anyone could defend this farce of a government. People are now dying because of the the bad management. Just look at bother countries to see how they’ve done it. Really makes you realise how badly managed it’s been here.

      1. Actually, the UK was one of the earliest countries with suspected COVID 19 cases. It is estimated that chinese students returning to study in UK Universities may also have contributed to the UK rate of infection. The Government’s failure is centred on hubris and jingoism, so self-satisfied with their election win, they failed to recognise what was happening.

        Without tracking and tracing or imposing quarantine on arrivals to the UK, they were never going to give us a fighting chance. And now it is all too little, too late for those who have suffered.

    4. Months in and they are too scared to close the borders because the left will call them racists?
      What a ridiculous notion AndrewE.
      The left championed closing borders and locking down early from the beginning and even if what you say is true, you are effectively saying our government is so weak it will let thousands die because its scared of a bit of name calling.
      Blind sycophant.

    5. “The NHS hasn’t been overrun people have had life saving operations cancelled, treatment for cancer halted to allow NHS nurses to have time on making stupid ticktock (A Social Media App from China) videos and posting them online while people down the corridor where they dance dying of COVID-19.”

      This ridiculous sentence alone shows that you are one of those people so utterly misled by believing all the nonsense in the despicable tabloid press, so that your opinions are not your own and are of no value whatever.

    6. Too little too late from this government. Boris is not the saviour. The fact that they underfunded the NHS, sent European nurses and care workers home, have not listened to small business offering PPE is a scandal.

    7. So who you blaming if not the Government? Sounds like your saying the blame lies left wing politicians IF they’d been the Government? Andrew have you actually read what you’ve written? It makes no sense

  2. Thank goodness one member of the press / media is willing and able to take on this dangerous man.. congratulations piers

  3. I am no fan of Piers Morgan, but he is absolutely right. High time someone told it as it is. Nice to know that some newspapers are also finally saying enough is enough. The fact that they are being banned from briefings says it all. If you are telling lies you don’t want people asking awkward questions, do you. You might get found out.

  4. Over 40,000 dead so far – second highest in the world. Economy trashed, peoples lives trashed, health professionals treated as disposable.
    Failure to act in time, failure to prepare properly.
    I expect the rest of the world is looking at us – with absolute horror.

  5. people like piers cause more harm than good. give boris the support he needs with helpful suggestions not condeming someone who is doing what he feels is best for the country. we can all find fault but doing this only causes unrest in a troubled country. grow up piers.
    d wragg

  6. Piers Morgan, in relation to the Government’s handling of the Coronavirus, has been bang on the mark in every instance. This is no exception, and long may he continue to hold them to account. Johnson is no Messiah, but I hope, for all our sakes, that he now begins to take seriously his obligations as PM.

  7. Johnson is certainly not doing what’s best for the country…
    he’s doing what’s best for his millionaire backers. He is not a saviour…he was irresponsible in shaking hands with everyone on visit to a hospital and boasting about it. How can such an idiot be trusted to run the country !

  8. The only one creating hysteria is the commentator using this situation for their immigrant bashing, leftie bashing, and “all that matters is the English” mentality. I despair of this country – Boris (or Cummings) was so intent on keeping the economy on an even keel for what he knows will be an economically disastrous Brexit that he has caused thousands of deaths. Time the quitters woke up and realised their pipe dream is nothing more than that and it will enhance all our miseries even further after this crisis has ended.

  9. 120,000 benefit deaths are equal to this scandalous amount of people dying DUE TO GOVERNMENT INACTION. 120,000 plus 40,000… and the Government should be held responsible for EVERY LAST DEATH.

  10. I was never a big fan of Piers Morgan but he has been spot on with all his condemnations of Boris the Bawbag. And rightly so! He stripped the NHS bare and did not heed the possibility of a Pandemic all of a sudden the man that failed Britain thinks he’s a bloody Hero!!! He should be immediately held to account for the deaths of those poor people! What a fool and good on ya Piers!

  11. Where are the recovery stats’ for the UK. Why aren’t E. NI. W & Scotlands stats added together = a true reflection of the “UK” deaths. Worse still, besides the obvious why aren’t deaths included, outside of hospitals. It’s quite easy for mortuaries to be instructed to supply body counts per day. This then would allow the Staticians to deduct the deaths of the median of the previous 5 years. (Like for like) deduct this sum leaving a +/- 5% of total deaths from Corona.

  12. boris knew exactly what was going happen…he was warned in january or even december ..but what does he do go on holiday with his rat ..then does not go on the meetings not 1 but 5 he missed.. terrible..he set out to kill ppl especially those like the elderly mostly costing them money its disgraceful…hes a nasty man who pretends hes botherd and doing all he can ..load of rubbish ..dont even think hes been that bad to be honest ..bit convenient isnt it he fell bad then yet again not doing speechs not because he was bad because he was scared a shit bag who sent his bots out to do his dirty work..then oh blow me she has that baby what great time ..i dont have to talk again yipeee..wake up ppl hes bad ,,nasty and knew what was going happen hes a murderer…hate him with all my heart

  13. Thankyou for your sensible and in my view accurate summing up of the handling of this pandemic. Showing this government for what they truly are I find it quite scary that the people of UK are not reacting to the mishandling so far.
    Feel also that you have been single handedly (not forgetting Suzanne great assistance) showing up there every error. God bess. P.S. You would make a great opposition leader in my opinion

  14. Thankyou for your sensible and in my view accurate summing up of the handling of this pandemic. Showing this government for what they truly are I find it quite scary that the people of UK are not reacting.
    Feel also that you have been single handedly (not forgetting Suzanne great assistance) showing up there every error. God bess. P.S. You would make a great opposition leader in my opinion

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