The wounded PM attempted to show some fight with a jibe directed at the Labour Party leader and lawyer Starmer.
Johnson said: “The problem with the Labour Party today, Mr Speaker, is that he’s a lawyer not a leader.”
Boris Johnson -The problem with the Labour Party, today, is that he's a lawyer, not a leader. \n\nLloyd Russell-Moyle - I would prefer to be led by a lawyer, than a liar.\n\n#PMQspic.twitter.com/JYwIfnXK95
But it didn’t take long for Johnson’s jibe to come back to bite him, as Labour & Co-operative MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle retorted: “I would prefer to be led by a lawyer, than a liar. Will he [Johnson] now resign?” He was told to withdraw his comment as it is not considered within the boundaries of parliamentary etiquette to call another member a liar.
The Labour MP said: “I withdraw it. That’s what my constituents think.”
Unfortunately for Johnson, it appears many agree with Russell-Moyle’s constituents sentiments as the hashtag “#ALiarNotALeader” began to appear on Twitter.
Another argued: “Johnson’s tactic is to claim the public are all bored with the lies and law breaking. That’s why he’s dragging it all out.
“Don’t fall for it. He’s unfit for public office. He hasn’t been ‘ambushed by cake’ He’s broken the law & mislead Parliament. #ALiarNotALeader.”
Johnson\u2019s tactic is to claim the public are all bored with the lies and law breaking. That\u2019s why he\u2019s dragging it all out. \nDon\u2019t fall for it. He\u2019s unfit for public office. He hasn\u2019t been \u2018ambushed by cake\u2019 He\u2019s broken the law & mislead Parliament. #ALiarNotALeader
— Heather Rufus Countess of Midlandshire (@Heather Rufus Countess of Midlandshire)
Spot on. 'Decent Tories'is a contradiction in terms, don't hold your breath for them to appear. #ALiarNotALeader #BorisJohnsonOuthttps://twitter.com/SiobhanBenita/status/1486294328377061376\u00a0\u2026