Sir Keir Starmer dubbed Boris Johnson “Major Sleaze” as the pair clashed during heated exchanges at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday. The PM was visibly angry has his nice guy mask slipped off. He even toured the tea rooms, something he rarely does, after the session to try and gather some support.
The Labour leader, nicknamed “Captain Hindsight” by the Tories, jabbed his finger in the direction of Mr Johnson as he told the Commons: “Dodgy contracts, jobs for their mates and cash for access – and who is at the heart of it?
“The Prime Minister, Major Sleaze, sitting there.”
Sir Keir used his questions to probe the Prime Minister about the refurbishment of his Downing Street flat, with Mr Johnson insisting he has paid for it personally.
He concluded PMQs by listing the principles meant to govern those in public office, telling the Commons: “Selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
“Instead, what do we get from this Prime Minister and Conservative Government?
“Dodgy contracts, jobs for their mates and cash for access – and who is at the heart of it? The Prime Minister, Major Sleaze sitting there.”
The Labour leader went on to claim the Government is “mired in sleaze, cronyism and scandal”.
Mr Johnson delivered a fiery response to Sir Keir and defended his record in Government, also telling MPs: “Week after week, the people of this country can see the difference between a Labour Party that twists and turns with the wind and thinks of nothing except playing political games, whereas this party gets on with delivering on the people’s priorities.”
It was his obvious anger that many people picked up on, with memes flying about Twitter.
Boris doing his best Scum impression- pic.twitter.com/Wna9kq3mVM— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) April 28, 2021
did you ever see him so angry about vulnerable children going hungry pic.twitter.com/9mZRzSwkie— Toby Earle (@TobyonTV) April 28, 2021
He just found out I scratched the new sofa… pic.twitter.com/YcWtgx4OXB— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) April 29, 2021
When your incompetence kills 150,000 people VS when someone says your expensive wallpaper looks shit pic.twitter.com/2itWIGNaFb— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 28, 2021
Haven’t seen anyone this mad about decor since Changing Rooms pic.twitter.com/QzZ0IdqeQZ— James Felton (@JimMFelton) April 29, 2021
When you spot a rogue piece of John Lewis soft furnishing pic.twitter.com/KyeesewLpe— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) April 28, 2021
“Mention the wallpaper one more time and I’ll put you at the top of the pile of bodies” pic.twitter.com/h7UIpZRuP1— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 28, 2021