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‘Compulsive liar’: Backlash over UK PM misleading parliament

- As Labour Party exposes lies by UK Leader on inflation
The Prime Minister of a nation that considers itself a moral compass for its Overseas Territories and the world, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, is facing growing anger after being accused of lying multiple times during Prime Minister’s Questions in the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, and refusing to correct them when confronted. Photo: PA Media
Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil A. J. Coyle, simply tweeted about Boris Johnson: ‘Compulsive liar strikes again.’ Photo: labourheartlands.com
Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil A. J. Coyle, simply tweeted about Boris Johnson: ‘Compulsive liar strikes again.’ Photo: labourheartlands.com
The headline by Yahoo News UK today, January 6, 2020, on Boris Johnson's misleading comments in the UK Parliament. Photo: Yahoo News UK
The headline by Yahoo News UK today, January 6, 2020, on Boris Johnson's misleading comments in the UK Parliament. Photo: Yahoo News UK
The headline by PA Media today, January 6, 2020, on Boris Johnson's misleading comments in the UK Parliament. Photo: Yahoo News UK
The headline by PA Media today, January 6, 2020, on Boris Johnson's misleading comments in the UK Parliament. Photo: Yahoo News UK
LONDON, United Kingdom- The Prime Minister of a nation that considers itself a moral compass for its Overseas Territories and the world, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, is facing growing anger after being accused of lying multiple times during Prime Minister’s Questions in the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, and refusing to correct them when confronted.

Wrong & strong?

According to the Labour Party, the Prime Minister not only misrepresented the opposition’s position on a number of issues, but also his own.

According to PA Media on January 6, 2022, Mr Johnson did not take the opportunity to correct his comments on inflation when challenged to do so by Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner.

Ms Rayner, in a point of order, said she was sure that the Prime Minister did not wish to mislead MPs and asked him to correct the record after he had denied saying in an interview in October that fears about inflation were unfounded.

But he did not respond.

‘Compulsive liar strikes again’

According to PA Media, Ms Rayner, who was standing in for Sir Keir R. Starmer after the Labour leader tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, said: “In October the Prime Minister said that fears about inflation were unfounded, but working people across the country are starting the new year facing rising bills and ballooning prices, so how did he get it so wrong?”

Mr Johnson replied: “Of course I said no such thing because inflation is always something that we have to be careful about.”

But Sky News journalist Beth Rigby then tweeted a clip of the interview where Mr Johnson said “people have been worrying about inflation for a very long time, I’m looking at robust economic growth, and by the way those fears have been unfounded”.

Downing Street later declined to correct Mr Johnson’s words.

The opposition have lambasted the prime minister over his remarks, with shadow health secretary Wes P. W. Streeting tweeting: "Even when confronted with his lies by @AngelaRayner, Boris Johnson can’t take responsibility and correct the record. Poor," he said.

Labour MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Neil A. J. Coyle, simply tweeted: "Compulsive liar strikes again."

Wiles or lies?

The Prime Minister also told the Commons that Labour had called for a “road map to lockdown” after the emergence of the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister’s press secretary said: “They were calling for tougher measures and for a road map back into lockdown so that was simply what he was talking about.”

But Labour’s shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said: “At no point over Christmas or New Year has Labour called for a new lockdown. We backed Plan B measures – without us they wouldn’t have passed – and have urged the Government to do more on sick pay, school ventilation and testing.”

Johnson allegedly lies about Labour wanting to rejoin EU

Mr Johnson also falsely stated that Labour’s objective was to rejoin the EU.

But in an interview with The Daily Telegraph in March, Sir Keir said: “We’ve left. We are no longer a member of the EU. We’ve got a deal, we’ve got to make that deal work.

“There’s no case for rejoining the EU and I’ve been very clear about that. The Remain-Leave debate is over.”

A Labour spokesman said: “We saw repeatedly from the Prime Minister at Prime Minister’s Questions today misrepresentations of Labour’s position and factual errors about his own position.”

Several other misrepresentations were made by Mr Johnson in the House of Commons.

3 Responses to “‘Compulsive liar’: Backlash over UK PM misleading parliament”

  • asking for a friend (06/01/2022, 10:45) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Are these the guys with a coi on the bvi?
  • Sigh (06/01/2022, 10:52) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    well sah, don't kill VINO for this...they own ppl calling their Uk trump version a liar! Correction: Compulsive Liar! No wonder the COI lying too
  • Reality check (06/01/2022, 11:08) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boris had nothing to do with calling the COI.


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