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Sue Gray anger: Theresa May and Ian Blackford in scathing attack on Boris Johnson
- Published on Jan 30, 2022 veröffentlicht
- The SNP leader and the former prime minister pulled no punches in parliament after the publication of the Sue Gray report.
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Ian Blackford explains to us why he was removed from the Commons.
He had a board meeting with one of his business ventures!
For telling the truth.
Because it's all about him 😜
Theresa is loving the fact that she's not the worst Prime Minister ever after all
I feel she is relieved the pressure is on someone else (a worse leader/PM then her self)
Scary is it not. She was considered by many as weak and a joke but now we think she was WAY better than Johnson...
She never was the worst.
Her party stabbed her in the back to oust her from power. Boris et al made her work impossible.
@Peter Magro You might think she was better I certainly don’t the woman’s a traitor
Say what you want about her but no one would question her integrity in office. Policy matters/Brexit failures aside, I always liked her, an honest, honourable woman
Don't agree with May's politics, but I do agree she at least treated her office seriously. BoJo treats everything like a farce, and the sooner he resigns the better.
but thats very boring 😆
@Michele Vogliardi politics ‘is’ a joke, and also it’s not.
I love how the Scottish guy speaks with so much passion and ruthlessness....
Celts are generally more heart than head.
@Original50 you seem to have neither.
@cellan j Do you troll as a hobby or are you on a payroll? 😂
@Original50 my original comment stands.
@cellan j Good for you. 🥸
A prime minister lies in parliament and gets away with it. But you get kicked out for calling him out on it!?
Yes. Because if MPs were allowed to accuse each other of lying that's all they'd ever do. The whole debate would devolve into "no u". The rule may seem silly but it's there for a reason.
@Nineflames That rule is not serving us. End parliamentary privilege for sitting members, which will protect MPs from scurrilous accusations but still give members the opportunity to level well-founded accusations of dishonesty against who’ve brought the house into disrepute. Johnson’s lies are in Hansard, so he’d lose if he sued. Everyone in the whole country knows BJ is a lying cant, and he needs to be called on it.
@Nineflames Its also a fantastic way to make sure no one has to be held accountable for anything they ever say.
Its exceptional that a sitting prime minister is being investigated by the police
In the good auld days he'd have had to quit...
Kinda shows how spineless and leaderless the party has become...
It's wasn't just Doris that attended either, there were 100s of other mps and these too should be in breech of the law and should also be hugely fined.
Lying in parliament is fine, calling someone out on that isn’t. Strange rules….
They are all “honourable members” and a truly honourable person would not lie or mislead parliament.
@Steven Redpath And if it was found that they were clearly doing so, they would of course resign in shame
@Steven Redpath im a honorable person too 😅
Respect to that man for not withdrawing. Boris 100% lied, how is he not allowed to say that?
Because no one can. Its the rules, or are you saying he can break rules?
He IS allowed to say that. He did say it and suffers no repercussions beyond being removed from the House for the rest of the session. So the rule is not meant to stop accusations of lying but to prevent them being made lightly and ensures that debate isn't replaced by name-calling and personal insult.
@Mimi Kurtz You’re allowed to lie but you’re not allowed to accuse another of lying. This isn’t a democracy
@JP W As I’ve already said, being able to lie but not being allowed to call another out on their lies doesn’t feel like a democracy to me. Boris can lie and break whatever rules he wants so I don’t understand your point
Check out his party's track record then see if you've still got respect.
Saying what the whole country thinks.
What an absolute don of a man 🎖
Hear!!! Hear!!! The SNP leader sounds like a reasonable man....
Don’t get me wrong, May didn’t make the best political decisions especially with Brexit but at least she treated the office with respect and didn’t treat the public with a la k of respect
Blackford is a hero. It's time someone stood up to this sham of a parliament.
I agree . But I don't trust that woman one bit either.
@King Benjamin 🤴 Conservatives anti-conservative?? Whooooosh
The world is watching and they clearly see what kind of person our Prime minister is
It begins with C and ends with a T.
Yeah, But the world will see that there are men like the SNP leader Ian Blackford who is an Honorable man
@david olong I feel like he just hates Boris, I can’t remember how many times he called Bojo to resign
@Sean I don't think he hates him he just knows what power a man and a liar can do to the office he loves and respects as does Keir Starmer.
@Anthony Simms Carrot ?
Anybody with a shred of decency would have resigned by now, whether he thought he followed the rules or not. But as everyone knows he has no decency, no empathy, no sympathy, no soul
Well put 👍👍👍
Absolute horrible little man. And all those who back him up
I am not convinced by Saint Keir's explanation of the event that he was at, was it a party or a work meeting?. Sophie Raworth interviewed Keir about his "work meeting" and he was an absolute shambles trying to explain it, hilarious. This interview is on Clip-Share.
@dragonfly6908 Since the police are now doing retrospective investigations , then ALL 'meetings' or ' gatherings' ( that might have actually been parties) should be investigated by the Met ,
if nothing else to appear to be even handed and non political.
Strangely Starmer is clearly in the camp of 'nothing to see here' no need to look.
It still stands Keir , Nothing to Hide, nothing to Fear from scrutiny and transparency.
( Lets start with the minutes of the ,'meeting' , and receipts for the 'business food and drinks '
Blackford is gold.
A fact finding document with no facts.
And he’s right.
It's a pity Theresa May couldn't find this mettle and morality while she was was PM.
Doesn't her husband sell cannabis for a living ?
Notice how she was staring at Boris when asking her question- but when he turned to face her she looked away.
She's still not got that backbone.
@Michael Just Do you sell LSD for a living?
@Jason The Great She was not intimidated by Boris. All she did was glance down to pick up her covid mask as she had finished speaking.
Ian Blackford is not my favourite politician but he's on target here. And Theresa May's criticism, from one who had stood at that same dispatch box, is even ore damning.
Mr Blackford is NOT anyone's favourite in SCOTLAND EITHER So, your not alone there !!
Denying May saying exactly what the report states and he is misleading the house again 🙄 on this!!!!!
I can't understand why no MP picked up their copy of the report and read those words to the House, and immediately afterwards said Boris is lying to Parliament AGAIN. Ok, they would have been told to leave, but to confront him while his lie is still fresh would have been worth it.
@Mimi Kurtz Actually there was a labour backbencher who quoted from the report and read it out but johnson told him to read it again. Ridiculous!
@Mimi Kurtz powerful
On an other hand, the Speaker just handed for Ian Blackford more than 5 occasions to say out loud: "the PM is a liar!"
The more people hear it in the Parliament, the better:)
So they can be "dishonourable", they can lie, they can mislead, but if anyone brings attention to it, or engages in conversation about it, they are simply removed from the house by Mr. Speaker. No wonder they confidently do whatever they like, with no fear of any consequences.
The withering look Boris gives Theresa after her scathing question.
And She gave back. And well done!
And she was rather enjoying it !
Good for him! It's about time MPs began to stand up to Johnson and to the ridiculous rules of 'The House'. Someone can lie but no-one is allowed to call them out on it. By that logic the House supports and encourages lying.
It's time to end the rule about not calling people a liar in the house. It only works if members including the prime minister don't deliberately lie
So many liars in that house even puts the devil to shame.
What a joke, chucking out the MP who simply tells the truth! British politics in the gutter!
You have no idea, you should watch Prime Ministers Questions every Wednesday morning. That was anger over something completely different to recent happenings. It’s the “I” word.
made a nice change from everyone else leaving when Blackford stands up
Brendan and the western people ,
you guys have no idea about the Indian politics.
Forget about covid rules.
In India no one talks , raises a voice against politicians .
You guys don't know what gutter is.
Mr IAN BRAVO FOR SPEAKING OUT THE TRUTH✌✋👏👏👏👏
It's not like Boris has form for lying 🤣 He can't help himself he has been a pathological liar for decades.
Life most likely
Say it ain't so!?!
Pathological liar is a very accurate description. He’s so delusional he actually believes himself, I’m sure!
His own sister's comment sums him up well. Before he was even in the Cabinet :
"Boris doesn't just think he should be PM, he believes he should be King of the World"!!
What I don't get is .he's supposed to be brainy enough to run the country but he says he doesn't understand his own rules. Blimey we'd be better off with a school boy from a council school running the country .about age 15 .
There stood a woman with integrity and dignity facing a man who has not one scrap of either
Spot on comment, who would have thought the Tory Party could get worse, much worse.
Johnson's 1982 school report: “Boris really has adopted a disgracefully cavalier attitude to his classical studies . . . Boris sometimes seems affronted when criticised for what amounts to a gross failure of responsibility (and surprised at the same time that he was not appointed Captain of the School for next half): I think he honestly believes that it is churlish of us not to regard him as an exception, one who should be free of the network of obligation which binds everyone else.”
Danngggg; some people grow into better useful people in society, and some just don't.
my teachers never liked me either.
@TravoltasBiplane Hi Travoltas, greetings from Germany, near Cologne, though I had an acedemic profession I support your opinion profoundly.
Kind words to Dave, these people run our states, being productive.
It's hard to watch how shelves are stacked in supermarkets in the morning.
It's a very hard work hardly acknowledged.
But maybe you have realized that sometimes even the super rich lead a modest life,
We have at least 3 of them who have also invested in the UK, maybe you can guess who they are.
Some of them know what counts in life, namely dignity, morality and honesty. - wish you all the best -
It amazes me that these people represent our country. It’s just sad. The leader of the SNP is talking about deaths in the UK as a result of COVID-19 and the Prime Minister laughs. It gets to the point where it’s just upsetting. We’ve all suffered; the Prime Minister doesn’t care about the people of this country and as a nation we should feel collective shame that he was allowed to be voted in.
Sir Keir Starmer was not entirely convincing about what the event was that he attended, was it a party or a work meeting?. Sophie Raworth interviewed Sir Keir about his "work meeting" and he was all over the place trying to explain it, hilarious. This interview is on Clip-Share.
@dragonfly6908 You mean him having a beer by himself in a campaign office? Yeah...really the same thing. How many times did he say it didn't happen, then that it did but it was for work, then that it did but people tricked him into going? Johnson's actions/inaction killed over 150,000 people, and that's just the beginning of it.
@Steve Pipenger You forgot the few "takeaways".
It's a discrace that the person pointing out the liar is told to leave the commons
the speaker is useless
Its not the Speakers fault its the rules. Tbf the Speaker tried to give him advice on how he can still point the obvious out without incriminating himself but at that point Ian had lost his cool
It’s the rules, they’re meant to keep order in parliament regardless of sides (or the truths). I wouldn’t really want them sitting there hurling insults at each other. They are the most powerful people in this country
It does not matter he may have been thrown out but it was worth it because he said it the way it is and everybody heard it.
He was asked to shut his mouth twice tho he was on a roll
what the Mr speaker thinks PM is lieing or not or is he misled the house.
Speaks his mind not just for himself but for his constitution and everyone else would rather have a pm like Ian Blackford shame we probably never have a pm like himself who speaks his mind
Blackford empties the chamber when he gets up to speak .
They should have promoted Cherry instead .
Let's see him challenge herr sturgeon for doing the very same thing to the Scottish people. Until then, they're all full of hot air. Nothing but a pantomime.
Both were right.
The daft Speaker saying he wants to hear the answer.
Johnson never gives any.
Ian Blackford the star performance here.
He spoke nothing but solid truth.
Indeed that speaker is thoroughly useless. Never holds Johnson to account. Why the tell does not do his job and insist Johnson answers instead of gaslighting?
This is England. We know full well the rules don't apply if you're rich.
Well if this isn't the best thing Theresa May has ever done in the house...like a BOSS 😂
There is the contrast. Two Tory Prime Minister both of whom I totally disagree with in terms of policy but we have one who behaved with dignity in public life and another who sniggers with cronies after it's announced he is being investigated by the police.
Well... it was May who sent the "go home" busses around London; she's no saint.
@mickey thompson and windrush but still not a patch on wurzel he is a laughing stock worldwide. Even trump is glad he has taken the heat off him.
i don't see how it's acceptable for anyone to shout "shut up" in this setting. then remove the one person actually taking it seriously. very disappointing.
Watching Johnson treating this as theatre, as something of no weight is nauseating. So too is watching The Speaker invoke decency when chastising Blackford, at the same time as he allows a demonstrated liar to remain in the House.
Boris or Kier ?
Im a german but god i love this Blackford Guy.
Norat 180...he speaks as he finds things. Straight forward talking!
I like Ian Blackford. very nice man, honesty is the vibe he gives off.
See what he did after the Speaker 1st intervenes... great stuff, and TRUE.
Fair play ti Blackford for pointing out that it’s not his fault if the CRIME MINISTER cannot be trusted.
Learn to spell dear
Very witty 👏
blackford forgot what the former first minister Salmond was investigated for. HAHA
well done Ian Blackwood ,always admired you ,one of the only politicians who speaks the truth
The more I hear Ian Blackford the more I like him.
Same. Brilliant man. No-nonsense and tough. Very patriotic too.
Unfortunately, he does not belong to the winning party.
The time is now the people of England should stand as one and take to the streets. This sham of a government with this laughing, smirking, shameless prime Minister must go.
Sometimes heroes come from unexpected places.
I never thought I’d love something Theresa May said but this was a lovely moment
Good on Blackford, standing up for what is right, plaudits.
I have to say I admire Theresa May for asking this question
The speaker focuses on a few words( that are the truth ), but allows Boris and his cabinet to lie on a weekly basis, without asking them to correct there lies in the parliament
I did like that it gave Blackford the opportunity to repeat the statement over and over again though.
It comes with the job, he's just upholding the rules in the House. The rules are very old at this point, and when they were established it probably didn't seem like anything like this would happen. (Boris refusing to resign) So as speaker all he can do is throw people as and when they break the rules of the house. Because there was no proof at the time that boris lied to the house, or at least the speaker didn't have it there was no way to throw him out. But Iain Blackford made the accusation (that i fully agree is a fact) which is against the rules, so the speaker has no choice but to throw him out. But as far as any other action such as forcing a member out of office, the speaker is powerless. A bit like a referee, he has the power to kick them off if they do something in the game, but has no authority over what happens outside the game or previous games. And certainly cannot sack a player or manager from any team.
Fair play to Ian Blackford. Call it what it is.
Great speech, Priti looked as though she had seriously taken the opinions on board and looked embarrassed, very uncomfortable in her seat.
May gave him a scathing look when she sat down and he looked at her 😂
I voted for May, that will be the last time I vote conservative. I knew Johnson was a liability but he's exceeded all my expectations. A nasty piece of work.
Steve Y Are u sure about that?
The PM needs to resign and those civil servants need to be disciplined and sacked.. the report it self is a watershed version!
I don’t know why he still there
@divvana Johnson l have no idea either..
He was the one reading the rules to us, he didn’t need to read them for goodness sake! He was responsible for issuing them!
What person now in this country is ever going believe what comes out of their mouths now.
Why is he not being removed he sits there laughing 😡
Have we ever believed any of these shysters?!
When did they allow children to speak for the country? Cheering, sniggering and talking over each other, its so embarrassing, it's likwa bloody school yard.
Not as worst as in my country.
When turn of opposition to question govt, the speaker always always shout at them, just to divert attention from pertinent questions. He has no decorum at all, just a yes man of the PM. Always suspending opposition leader or members.
The real question is when in history non-children spoke for the country, to be honest...
Public schoolboys who never grew up.
Theresa May looks smartly dressed and speaking clearly and articulate, this is how anyone should be when addressing a large amount of people like this, it is important to be heard clearly so others can hear what you are saying. I have noticed we get alot of "Um's" and "err's" from our Prime minister, which is awful to say the least if you are addressing people as he has to, also I noticed he slumps over when he stands and answers others questions, (doesn't even bother to stand upright), and the other day he had his tie tucked in his shirt on some TV interview, I didn't like or dislike Mrs.Thatcher or Theresa May, but at least they looked and dressed the part. You would never have seen Harold Wilson or Ted Heath behave like this. Give Theresa May her due, she did behave cival and how anyone should who has any idea of good manners.
Simon Jones. Theresa May is a very good example of how a PM should respect that position and the country. Boris has never been respectful of any positions held by him. Worse, he encourages his team to do the same.
We need more Ian Blackfords. People are willing to speak truth to power.
Watching this a year on and it just goes to show how weak we are at locking up a liar in public office. This should be shown on national tv now
MP Ian a true man of honour and a hero!
We are tired of his arrogance, people have died without saying goodbye to their loved ones while he was having a party, where is the human decency?!
The lie minister is a joke the leader of the snp hats of to him 😎👌
He called him the Crime minister !! Classic Ian
Theresa May presided over Windrush, so I wouldn't exactly say her conduct in office was about dignity
Theresa getting the last laugh - Boris has no shame
You see it's questions like that which can confuse a narcissistic personality
All questions confuse Boris only proving one thing. A narcissist should not rule.
one of the few times Theresa was actually pretty based
And yet Johnson is allowed to lie continuously at the despatch box…
It sounds as though the PM knows hes home and dry with the Met. Unbelievable.
You know British politics is in the toilet when you find yourself agreeing with every word Ian Blackford says. I never thought I would ever see the day.
And BoJoke still thinks he should just go on ruining the reputation of the government in the UK and the UK's reputation around the world.
I am a staunch unionist but I have to hand it to Blackford - he spoke well
Gotta love Ian Blackford
Never has a human said so many words but said so little
I think Ex primeminster Theresa May she is right to raise Question about primeminster conduct during CVOID-19 lack down..
And also, at the very end, a clear Statement of No Confidence in the Prime Minister from Tory MP Andrew Mitchell !
The public must now demand that he offers his resignation if not have him physically removed.
Well said....I vote - Ian Blackford for Prime Minister ! 😲😲
Ian Blackford is the hero by saying the truth!
Well said Mrs T May !!
the Speaker said Blackford should do the decency thing but it the PM & Party that supposedly running the country that hasn't got 1 ounce of decency & the Speaker should remember that
This feels like Harry Potter's ministry of magic having a meeting.....
Blackford !! 🤣🤣 a true Scotsman 👍❤️🏴 FairPlay only a true Scotsman we tell it how it is ....... I’m glad to be 🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴
Love it. AT 6:44 Therese Coffeey shouts an insult at Blackford and the speaker tells the big woman to shut up. LOVE IT. 🤣😂
That's a good question Theresa may. He is a disgrace to this country. How could they do such a thing.
Boy those two can really talk it’s like they have done absolutely nothing wrong ,
Well said Mr Blackford
You elect a clown you're going to get a circus...😏
BLACKFORD FOR PRIME MINISTER AFTER THAT PERFORMANCE ....JUST BRILLIANT
I don't know whether or not the UK will be better off today if May become the PM, but I am definitely sure that she will not launch this large number of gathering party in No.10 when most British people are suffering.
Theresa is definitely better than BoJo
That’s saying something!
@Derek Tejan - Sie yea course I be a foreigner so my knowledge of UK politics is extremely limited
@James Poe I can tell it’s limited, Theresa is a silly woman
@|PhantoM| I only remembered her when I visited Chesterfield back in 2017. She actually might have stopped being the PM at that time
yes if you are a remainer
It’s about time we had a Scottish prime minister
We did, and he was useless
The PM must go NOW. He is a liability and a danger to the nation. I have no regard for this man at all.
She may have hit him where it "hurts"
I LOVE the way Mr. Blackford says ‘a prime minister……….a being prime minister being investigated by the police’. 1:50 1:50 1:53 He’d be brilliant reading crime novels.
Jonhson's 'apologies' are always qualified in some way. Never fully admitting his responsibility!!
Sounds like the speaker was about to cry at the end hahaha
You can really see why Boris' school mate Dodgy Dave wanted to oust Bercow and put Hoyle in his place
Lost a family member to cancer while this guy partied.
He needs to go 😡
Not a fan of the SNP but anyone who rightfully scathes bo Jo is very welcome
The honest man gets kicked out the Commons the dishonest one stays. No wonder we are in such a mess. Roll on the GE.
I'm suprised noone in there has forcibly removed Boris from the house a long time ago.