Speaking to Sky News’ Kay Burley on Wednesday, Alastair Campbell – former government director of communications back when Tony Blair was PM – said the country was “becoming a laughing stock” because of the parties distracting focus while other countries concentrate on rising tensions in Ukraine.
“Yesterday … we had Joe Biden talking about sanctions, you had [German chancellor Olaf] Scholz and Macron meeting together to talk about the situation. You had Boris Johnson making a statement in parliament about Ukraine where he had to begin with talking about this stuff.
“You’ve got cabinet ministers out on the airwaves, having to talk about cake – having to talk about him being ‘ambushed by a cake’,” he said.
Campbell continued: “I think that Johnson is showing - as I always thought he would be – he is an utter disgrace to the office. His cabinet are compounding that every time they go out and defend him.
“It’s a distraction for the country and there’s massive issues that we face, and he’s a global embarrassment.
“These Tory MPs, every single day that they prop him up, they are doing themselves damage, they are doing their party damage – about which I don’t give a damn – but worse, they’re doing the country and our reputation enormous damage.”
At the end of all that, Burley joked: “I wish you wouldn’t mince your words.”
We’re taken aback too, Kay…
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