BoJo ‘asleep at the wheel’ on coronavirus crisis, says Labour leader Starmer, challenging UK PM to press-ups contest
During an interview with ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ on Monday, Starmer was asked by co-host Piers Morgan whether he was able to manage more than one press-up.
PM Johnson was pictured in the Mail on Sunday carrying out some press-ups in an attempt to show that he was “as fit as a butcher’s dog,” after critics had questioned his energy levels since returning to work from being hospitalized with Covid-19.
Johnson was widely ridiculed on social media for his public stunt, which saw him on the floor straining to complete the exercise, dressed in a shirt and tie in No. 10 Downing Street.
Starmer – who took over from Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader in April – also gave a scathing verdict on Johnson’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and highlighted the Dominic Cummings scandal as the main cause of the breakdown in government communications, claiming: “They're losing control of the messaging.”
'The Prime Minister has been asleep at the wheel.'Labour leader @Keir_starmer says the government's messaging over coronavirus has been terrible and they are losing control of that messaging.@piersmorgan | @susannareid100pic.twitter.com/dmWqqYg7YJ— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 29, 2020
Starmer said he is “sweating blood” to rebuild public trust in his party, after it suffered a crushing defeat in December’s general election. There may be cause for optimism for the 57-year-old, however, with a recent poll showing the British public favored his leadership over PM Johnson.Also on rt.com Labour leader Starmer roasts PM Johnson for giving ‘dodgy answers’ as pair clash over child poverty stats during PMQs
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