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Piers Morgan blasts ‘useless clowns’ Tories as he mocks calls for Boris Johnson to return

Piers Morgan has slammed the government amid calls for Boris Johnson to return as prime minister after Liz Truss announced her resignation yesterday.

Truss became the shortest-serving prime minister in the country’s history, with her tenure in Number 10 lasting just 45 days before she confirmed that she was stepping down from the job. Some Tory supporters and members of Parliament have called for Boris Johnson to step back into the role, amid reports that the former PM is considering running once again.

Piers Morgan has become the latest person to publicly criticise the government, branding the past few weeks “bedlam” as he appeared on his TalkTV show Piers Morgan Uncensored, The Mirror reports . He also mocked Truss for having her premiership outlasted by the Daily Star’s now infamous lettuce .

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Piers told viewers: “Politics can be full of exaggeration - everything is unprecedented, a crisis, treachery, a war. But let me be very, very clear tonight: it is literally impossible to exaggerate the scale of the bedlam that this government has unleashed on our country in the last few weeks.

“It's by far the worst thing that I've ever seen by any government,” he added. “These useless clowns have basically ravaged our country, sinking the pound, trashing the markets, sending our interest rates soaring.”

Addressing the calls for Johnson to return to Number 10, Piers went on: “Tonight there are calls for Boris Johnson, the recently disgraced prime minister who was kicked out by his own members of parliament - his own cabinet. That he should be the one who returns in glory just months later to save us from the mayhem he started. You couldn't make it up.”

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Piers responded to reports that Johnson is “expected to stand” in the upcoming leadership race. “If the Tories try to put Boris back in, we need an immediate general election,” he wrote. “This farce has to end.”

The presenter also joked that it “may be time” for him to step into the role of Prime Minister himself, tweeting a photo of him standing in front of the Downing Street door. In another post, he called on Rishi Sunak to “seize the moment”, saying that the former contender was “the right person to now lead the country”.


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