Prime Minister Boris Johnson deserves to have the label ‘Pinocchio Prime Minister’ stuck to him for the rest of his time in office, whether it is deemed ‘unparliamentary’ or not, says Gordon MP Richard Thomson.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, Richard Thomson MP said:
“The Prime Minister’s fundamental political problem at the moment is not about parties, or fixed penalty notices, or cake. It is about the lack of trust, integrity and credibility at the heart of Government, which he himself now personifies.
“When is the Prime Minister going to realise that people do not want to hear any more glib, half-hearted non-apologies, or hear him witter on about getting on with the job? They just want this Pinocchio Prime Minister to pack his bags and go.”
Commenting afterwards, Mr Thomson said:
“MPs shouldn’t routinely describe each other as being dishonest, but frankly, there’s a growing gulf between what my constituents say about the Prime Minister’s conduct and what we’re allowed to say about him in Parliament.
“Whether it’s deemed Parliamentary language or not, I think it’s a description that people will recognise for this Prime Minister and it’s one which thoroughly deserves to stick to him for the remainder of his time in office.”