Piers Morgan, 55, has taken aim at Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after he said he was “deeply sorry” and “will learn lessons” as the UK passed 100,000 coronavirus deaths. The Good Morning Britain host accused the PM of “lying” when he said that he had done everything in his power to minimise the “loss of life” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Piers tweeted in view of his seven million followers: “BREAKING: Boris Johnson says he’s ‘deeply sorry’ for the shocking UK covid death toll & insists, ‘we truly did everything we could and continue to do everything we can to minimise loss of life.’
“But that’s a lie. He didn’t. He avoided doing what he should have done, time & again.” (sic)
Underneath, fans of Piers weighed in with their opinion on the matter.
One said: “What more do you want for god sake. Yes, the government messed up but there’s no rule book or script to follow.” (sic)
Another replied: “It’s not down to @BorisJohnson, it’s the sheer ignorance of the British public that flouted the rules without a care & that’s why we have so many deaths.”
A third typed: “Absolutely devastating and unfortunately, my father is one of the 100,000 but no one is to blame, it’s down to people who won’t listen and stick to guidelines unless it affects them, it’s not difficult. Stop blaming others.”
While a fourth agreed with Piers and responded: “Lockdown too late in March. Messed up with PPE supply. Eat out to help out disaster. Opening up for Christmas. Put schools back for one day in Jan.”
It comes as today Mr Johnson gave a speech addressing the UK’s grim death toll and said it was “hard to compute the sorrow”.
Mr Johnson said he had wanted to hold the press conference in order to apologise for every life that had been lost during the pandemic.
He shared: “I think on this day I should just really repeat that I am deeply sorry for every life that has been lost, and of course as I was Prime Minister I take full responsibility for everything that the Government has done
“What I can tell you is that we truly did everything we could, and continue to do everything that we can, to minimise loss of life and to minimise suffering in what has been a very, very difficult stage, and a very, very difficult crisis for our country, and we will continue to do that, just as every government that is affected by this crisis around the world is continuing to do the same.”
He offered his ‘deepest condolences’ to relatives who had lost loved ones to COVID and would continue to honour their memory.