"And therefore it's very important for me to say that what the prime minister said was wrong, it was very wrong - he knew exactly what he was doing.”
Now, Johnson has been accused of smirking during an interview on the subject.
Boris Johnson says he has "said more than enough about that issue," after being asked if he wants to apologise for Sir Keir Starmer receiving death threats since the PM's false claim about the Labour leader and Jimmy Savile\n\nhttps://bbc.in/34Vb24C\u00a0pic.twitter.com/pFTHcgxote
When asked about the death threats and whether or not he’d apologise for his comments, Johnson replied: “I’ve said more than enough about that issue.”
People on Twitter weren’t impressed with his manner during the interview, accusing him of “smirking” in the clip.
Keir Starmer has had death threats. But no apology from Boris Johnson. And the smirk is back. #jimmysavilehttps://twitter.com/bbcpolitics/status/1493255247241879557\u00a0\u2026
— JOHN NICOLSON M.P. (@JOHN NICOLSON M.P.)
. @BorisJohnson is a monster. His smirk, his charlatan nature, he knows what he did. He's not fit to stay in the office of Prime Minister. #JohnsonOut21 #JohnsonLiedPeopleDiedhttps://twitter.com/ITVNewsPolitics/status/1493202353234788352\u00a0\u2026
Labour leader Keir Starmer has received death threats thanks to Boris\u2019 comments at #PMQs \nIn reply to this with a smirk on his face - no apology, no remorse. #JohnsonOut21 #GTTO #ToryLies #ToryBritain #BorisJohnson #WrongTaxWrongTimepic.twitter.com/IJHlQl5tIW