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Labour says Johnson is an ‘obsequious weakling’ and ‘Trumps patsy’

by LLB Reporter
10th Jul 19 3:30 pm

Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has hit out at Boris Johnson on Wednesday.

Thornberry said, “The fact that Sir Kim has been bullied out of his job, because of Donald Trump’s tantrums and Boris Johnson’s pathetic lick-spittle response, is something that shames our country.

“It makes a laughing-stock out of our government and tells every one of Britain’s brilliant representatives abroad that the next Tory prime minister will not stand up for them, even when they are simply telling the truth and doing their job.

“Sir Kim Darroch should hold his head high for the wonderful job he has done representing our country, while Boris Johnson should go and hang his head in shame.

“He claims to regard Winston Churchill as his hero. But just imagine Churchill allowing this humiliating, servile, sycophantic indulgence of the American president’s ego to go unchallenged.

“Johnson likes to accuse opponents of being ‘supine invertebrate jellies’. How does he think he looks today?

“If this is what represents the future of leadership in our country, then it is all the more reason why we must force Johnson to call an election, and let the British people decide if such an obsequious weakling should be our prime minister.”

Johnson has been further accused by Labour for “behaving as Donald Trump’s patsy” by Labour’s spokesperson.

Adding, “He is doing that because he is banking on a sweetheart trade deal.”

The spokesperson was asked if Jeremy Corbyn believes Johnson is responsible for Sir Kim Darroch’s resignation as the UK ambassador to the US.

The spokesperson said, “It appears his lack of support was the final straw and led to Sir Kim Darroch’s resignation.

“His failure to speak out in support is clearly wrong. He is not prepared to stand up for Britain and it flows from his demand for trade deal with Trump.”

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