Dominic Grieve: PM is ‘a liar’ and Corbyn would be ‘disastrous’

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve has labelled Boris Johnson a "liar", but said he will do "everything possible" to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister.

The ex-Conservative MP, who is now standing in the election as an independent, accused the Prime Minister of being somebody who “resorts to outright whopping lies".

“It’s very difficult to make any judgement about things that he promises, for example, because lots of what he says is patently untrue," he told talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer.

“It’s so well-documented now and it’s continuing to happen…and that does, for me, call into question his fitness to be Prime Minister.”

He told Julia that, as a leader, Mr Johnson was a “worrying figure”.

Mr Johnson was accused of “misleading” the Queen when he suspended Parliament “unlawfully” earlier this year, and he has twice broken his pledge to refrain from drinking alcohol until Brexit is "done".

However, Mr Grieve said he had “equal” concerns over the propect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming a Labour Prime Minister.

“Jeremy Corbyn would be a disastrous Prime Minister and his policies would be catastrophic for the country so I certainly don’t wish to see him voted into Downing Street,” he told talkRADIO.

Mr Grieve was one of 21 Conservative MPs to be ousted from the party for defying the government and voting in favour of the so-called Benn Act, legislation aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit.

Nevertheless, he said as an independent candidate, he would do “everything possible” to prevent Mr Corbyn from entering Number 10.

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