Mike Graham praises Labour MP's support of Boris Johnson message

Monday, April 13, 2020

talkRADIO's Mike Graham has championed Labour MP Lucy Powell for tweeting praise for Boris Johnson’s “sincerity” in thanking NHS staff who cared for him while he suffered with Covid-19

She tweeted: “Putting politics to one side, there’s no doubting the sincerity of the PM in thanking the NHS staff who saved his life and who are saving the lives of many others across the country.”

The Prime Minister was discharged from London’s St Thomas’s hospital yesterday after a stay in intensive care. Announcing his release in a video message he said: “I’ve today left hospital after a week in which the NHS has saved my life, no question. It’s hard to find words to express my debt.”

Mike said: “You can be a leftie and you don’t have to hate Boris Johnson. You can actually be respectful to the office of the Prime Minister.”

He also hit out at some of Mr Johnson’s critics for spreading “hatred and bile”, referring to comments made by the Europe editor of The Economist magazine.

Chris Lockwood announced today that he had deleted an earlier tweet in which he questioned whether Boris Johnson had been ill.

“This is not someone who was on death’s door a few days ago. Something incredibly fishy about the whole business,” he wrote.

This morning he tweeted: “I have deleted a tweet that cast doubt on whether Boris Johnson had been as seriously ill as reported. I withdraw my comment and apologise for the offence it has caused.”

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