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06/01/2021 11:08 GMT

Piers Morgan Calls Out Boris Johnson's 'Single Most Inexplicable Failure' Of Coronavirus Crisis

The Good Morning Britain presenter has once again torn into the prime minister's handling of the pandemic.

Piers Morgan has been a vocal critic of Boris Johnson and the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis throughout the pandemic, but he’s now called out what he thinks could be their “single most inexplicable and culpable failure” of all.

As daily Covid-19 cases rose above 60,000 in the UK for the first time, the PM told the Independent that he would be introducing measures meaning those who enter the country would first have to undergo a coronavirus test.

Speaking about the current situation on Twitter, Piers highlighted Johnson’s difference in attitude toward UK borders when it came to Brexit, compared to controlling the spread of the virus.

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Piers Morgan in the Good Morning Britain studio

“Boris Johnson’s Govt, which fought a lengthy battle to drag the UK out of Europe so we could ‘control our border’ has done virtually nothing in this pandemic to control our border,” he wrote.

“This may end up being their single most inexplicable & culpable failure in the crisis.”

His comments come a day after Piers tore into the prime minister’s delayed action in putting England back on lockdown, despite a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Piers said during Tuesday’s edition of Good Morning Britain: “All the kids, we know, are the biggest passers on of the virus, he sends them all back to school to mingle together for one day so they can all share the virus, and sends them all back home so they can infect all their elderly relatives. What a brilliant idea from the prime minister.

“How did they go from being completely safe on Sunday and yesterday morning to being so dangerous they all have to be closed? We know the answer, the answer is he eventually got to the right decision.

“The case numbers of this variant of Covid-19 are exploding. We could see that, we could see that before Sunday. We could all see the numbers. Why, why do you do this? Why do you send all the kids? Why do you disrupt everybody’s lives completely unnecessarily, parents, kids, everything, for one day and then pull the plug?

“It is utterly insane and so indicative of the way the government has handled this campaign.” 

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Boris Johnson

While the divisive presenter has been severely critical of the current government in recent times, he did vote for Johnson in the 2019 general election, saying he felt that the Conservatives were most likely to deliver on Brexit.

“I voted for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party,” he told LBC. “Not from any great love of either, but because, as I have made clear on Good Morning Britain for the last three years, I was incensed by the failure to honour the result of the referendum.

“I voted to Remain and I would vote to Remain again. I’m not a great fan of Brexit. However, I’m a much bigger fan of democracy. And to me, Boris Johnson was the only major party candidate who was offering to honour democracy and to respect the fact that 17.4million people had voted to leave the European Union.”