Piers Morgan taunts Hugh Grant for ‘helping’ Conservative win

It was the biggest Tory majority since 1987

Friday, December 13, 2019

Piers Morgan has fuelled his feud with Hugh Grant in the wake of the Conservative's general election win by tweeting that the actor had “helped get Boris a landslide”.

Grant, who played the UK Prime Minister in Christmas romantic comedy Love, Actually, had been a high-profile advocate of tactical voting in a bid to prevent a Conservative majority, along with Alan Partridge creator, Steve Coogan.

Good Morning Britain presenter Mr Morgan posted the tweet shortly after exit polls indicated that the Conservatives were heading for a decisive victory over Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

He wrote: “Congrats Hugh Grant & Steve Coogan - you helped get Boris a landslide.”

In subsequent tweets, Morgan replied to Grant’s tweet of “there goes the neighbourhood” by saying: “No, there goes your credibility.

“The British people listened to your democracy-wrecking garbage & told you to f*** off.”

Grant and Morgan had previously been at loggerheads in the run up to the poll, which saw Boris Johnson secure the biggest Conservative majority since 1987.

The morning show host wrote on December 11 that “the stupefying pomposity of these clowns [Grant and Coogan] trying to thwart democracy is beyond parody”.

This sparked a reaction from Grant, who went on to heckle Morgan for his days as a newspaper editor – accusing him of involvement in the phone hacking scandal.

Celebrities from across the political spectrum have joined the online discussion over the results.

Gavin & Stacey writer and actor James Corden blamed Jeremy Corbyn, saying if deputy leader Tom Watson had been at the helm, the outcome “could’ve been all so different”.

Grime artist Stormzy, a vocal backer of the Labour leader, wrote: “It felt like a dark cloud. Even waking up today you can feel it.”

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