Piers Morgan tore into Boris Johnson during today’s Good Morning Britain, predicting the ‘beaten’ Prime Minister will quit.
The TV presenter said he ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if the prime minister decided to step down following the backlash to his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
He noted that publications who are usually more forgiving have now taken the opposite approach, plus the reports Johnson is still battling coronavirus himself after being admitted to hospital in April.
Speaking on Monday’s episode, Piers said: ‘The Spectator buried him, The Telegraph buried him, The Times did an extraordinary piece saying he wants to be back with his ex wife, he is suffering from financial difficulties, he isn’t earning enough money for his various families.
‘He is lonely, he is ill. It would not surprise me if Boris quit, there is no win for him here, everything is a loss and it’s piling up.
‘He looks to me like a beaten guy, and this country needs more right now.
‘This country needs rallying, it needs clear consistent and firm leadership, and it needs someone who doesn’t look like he’s a beaten man.’
Piers added that ‘the excuse machine’ had run out for him and he is ‘on the way out’ after looking at the results of a recent YouGov poll , that revealed people felt Labour leader Keir Starmer would make a better prime minister.
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Throughout the episode, Piers and co-host Susanna Reid flagged the number of days – 146 so far – that the prime minister had avoided appearing on the show.
Earlier in the show Piers and Susanna pulled apart the ‘mixed messages’ from the government regarding social distancing measures.
The prime minister has been urged by scientists and opposition leaders to ‘act now’ after her admitted the UK is seeing a second wave of the virus.
The PM is said to be mulling over proposals for new restrictions across England as the latest figures show new infections are doubling every week.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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