John Bercow takes just 70 seconds to absolutely destroy Boris Johnson in blistering takedown 5 months ago

John Bercow takes just 70 seconds to absolutely destroy Boris Johnson in blistering takedown

The former Speaker of the House described the PM as a 'narcissist'

John Bercow has slammed Boris Johnson in a scathing takedown, claiming he is the worst prime minister of his lifetime.

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Appearing on Sky News' The Great Debate on Valentine's Day, the former Speaker of the House was asked if he would send Johnson a love letter, or a letter of dismissal.

Launching into a blistering attack, Bercow said that it is time Johnson quit as PM and “beetled off into the distance”.

“Never has a prime minister wielded so much power, made so little effective use of it, and been seen to be in quite such an indecent haste to blow his own trumpet," he said.

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“I’ve been aware of 12 prime ministers in my lifetime, by a country mile Boris Johnson is the worst."

Bercow continued: “He is a narcissist, he doesn’t do the detail, he’s ritually dishonest – having a nodding acquaintance with the truth at best only in a leap year.

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“He is responsible for a catalogue of failures, he is the most inarticulate public speaker and prime minister I have ever known, he has no redeeming virtues, he has stayed there far too long.

“It is time that he gave up office and beetled off into the distance, which would be an enormous relief – not just to this country and to the European continent, but to the world.”

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Before stepping down as speaker in 2019, Bercow served as the Tory MP for Buckingham. A staunch supporter of the European Union, he defected to the Labour party last year.

Bercow and Johnson were often seen at loggerheads in the house of commons, quarrelling over the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement ahead of Britain's departure from the EU.

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