Good Morning Britain’s Dr Amir Khan slams Boris Johnson’s apology as ‘insincere’
Dr Amir Khan has slammed Boris Johnson’s apology for attending a party in his garden as “insincere” on Lorraine.
The Good Morning Britain star spoke to Lorraine about how frontline workers, including himself, are feeling after Boris Johnson took to the commons yesterday to apologise for attending a party with alcohol in the first lockdown in May 2020.
Lorraine, 61, asked: “How do you feel about that when you were watching that apology?”
Dr Amir explained: “I think for any apology to work it has to be sincere and what Boris Johnson did was apologise for people ‘feeling’ that the rules had been broken and I’m not sure how sincere that feels.
“He was making the rules so he should stick to the rules.”
The regular ITV doctor went onto compare Boris’ predicament with other politicians and scientists who broke the lockdown rules in 2020 and 2021 and have all resigned as a result of their misjudgement.
Dr Amir explained: “We’ve seen over the course of this pandemic many politicians and scientists having to resign because they broke lockdown rules and I know lots of people on the front lines feel the same about Boris Johnson.”
While Boris Johnson admitted to attending the gathering in his garden in May 2020 in the Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, he claimed he thought it was a work event and when he realised it wasn’t, he left.
The divisive comment, left many disputing how truthful that claim was. Lorraine and Amir reflected on journalist, Chris Cook’s tweet that read: “I’ve been to some bad parties, but none so bad that I’ve thought I was at a work meeting.”
Amir added: “It’s very clear he was at a party to you and I, but he said he was there for 25 minutes and he thought it was a work do with booze, I’m not sure what kind of work do that is, I’ve never been to a work meeting which involves alcohol.”
The GP went onto to say that the juxtaposition between the Prime Ministers behaviour in May 2020, was drastically different to his reality when he was having to call families to let them know their loved ones had died.
During the difficult period, Dr Amir revealed that families couldn’t say goodbye or be with their loved ones and he was having to have these “heart-breaking” conversations over the phone in order to follow the strict lockdown guidelines.
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