Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s father has pulled out of his interview with Piers Morgan after being asked questions about his son’s infamous “Partygate” scandal.
appearing on piers morgan uncensored On Tuesday, 81-year-old Stanley Johnson said he firmly believes his son will remain the nation’s leader in two years’ time as he defended his actions despite recent scandals.
During Stanley’s interview, he picks up on his son insisting on making all the right calls on political issues and walks off the set, but slips after having a drink on his birthday.
“It’s not about the drinks,” Morgan said on the air. “It’s about having a party that breaks its own law when it was saying to other people, ‘You can’t do that.’ It’s doing one thing, and preaching the other.”
“He broke his law Stanley,” replied Morgan, to which Stanley replied, “Come on, Pierce… well. I think it’s time to move on.”
“You know, it was a situation where, yes, he had a drink… He had a glass in his hand and that is it. And that was the end of it,” said the prime minister’s father.
He continued, “As far as I’m concerned, it’s time we move on to the things that really matter, the things he’s doing right now.”
After the exchange, Morgan ended the interview by saying, “It’s great to see you, [and] As always a great show. ,
“You’re a cheater, I have to tell you Pierce,” Stanley told the host. “You know, you lured me here.”
“I’m a trophy hunter, I lured in a trophy,” interrupted Morgan, to which Stanley replied, “I don’t think I’m a trophy.”
Morgan continued, “There’s nothing wrong with defending your son and we have to talk about trophy hunting and your book.”
“The words you’re looking for Stanley are ‘Thank you, Pierce,'” Morgan said.
Before the talk show host could cut through the commercial break, Stanley got up from his seat and walked off the set.
“I think he’s going to go and get Boris out of the fridge,” joked Morgan.
The British prime minister heaved a sigh of relief after barely surviving a no-confidence vote by members of his Conservative Party last month, when an official report found him and his staff violating rules on several occasions, now known as “Partygate”. is referred to as.
The term refers to the 16 social gatherings the prime minister and staff attended during the period when Johnson and the British government imposed strict social distancing measures and limits on gatherings during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A much-anticipated report by civil servant Sue Grey on the scandal, released last month, found that the government’s behavior was “difficult to justify” as it asked citizens to “accept the far-reaching restrictions on their lives”.
Earlier this year, Johnson was fined by police for attending a party, making him the first prime minister to break the law while in office.