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This Prime Minister demeans the office he holds - he should apologise immediately, says Jo Swinson

September 25, 2019 10:42 PM

Jo SwinsonFollowing comments made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons this evening, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson said:

"The Prime Minister tonight proved he is totally unfit for office.

"He heard the pleas of MPs, many of whom who have faced death threats, to moderate his language and dismissed their concerns with the same callous bluster that has become his trademark.

"To suggest the best way to honour Jo Cox, an MP who was murdered for what she believed in, was to pass his Brexit deal was sickening.

"The office of Prime Minister is one that should seek to lift our debate and show the best of our Parliament. Boris Johnson demeaned that office with his words today, and he should apologise immediately for them."