Watch: ‘No PM has done more to undermine the Union’ than Boris Johnson, says Shadow Welsh Secretary
No Prime Minister has “done more to undermine the Union than” Boris Johnson, according to the Shadow Welsh Secretary.
Labour MP Jo Stevens accused Johnson of “plastic patriotism” as well as being “mired in law-breaking, deception and incompetence”, during a scathing speech in the UK Parliament.
She made the accusation during a meeting of the Welsh Grand Committee in Westminster which is titled: “To consider the matter of Strengthening the Union as it relates to Wales”.
The Prime Minister has irretrievably damaged public trust and confidence in the UK Government & UK politics.
— Jo Stevens (@JoStevensLabour) January 18, 2022
Jo Stevens said: “Well we should start with the Minister for the Union – the Prime Minister, whose job it is in everything he says and everything he does to strengthen the Union.
“He holds the most important office, one that’s vital to the integrity of our politics, our government and out democracy. So how shameful is it for the Union to have a Conservative Prime Minister mired in law-breaking, deception and incompetence. Leading a government whose ministers at best attempt to deflect from the Prime Minister’s inherent personal failings and at work publicly and repeatedly endorse both them and him.”
‘Far from being strengthened’
“And the Union far from being strengthened by the Prime Minister and the government is being degraded and weakened, because for all his flag waving and plastic patriotism, no Prime Minister has ever done more to undermine the Union than this one.
“He has irretrievably damaged public trust and confidence in the UK Government and UK politics. And that’s bad enough a legacy in any time, but when it’s during a health emergency it’s unforgivable.
“And as the Leader of the Opposition has quite rightly said ‘he’s the worst possible Prime Minister at the worst possible time.'”
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