Parliamentary sources say Johnson ‘running scared’ of Liaison committee scrutiny
As Downing Street confirmed today that Parliament will be ‘prorogued’ at the close of business this evening, parliamentary sources have reported that Johnson went ahead with the suspension of Commons activity today because he is ‘running scared’ from facing scrutiny in front of a committee of MPs tomorrow.
Johnson was scheduled to face a grilling from the Liaison Committee – a showdown that he had already postponed – but the session will not now proceed because of the proroguing.
Social media users who were calling Johnson cowardly – the above image was posted with a slogan ‘guaranteed spineless chicken’, a play on the ‘guaranteed boneless’ ads of meat retailers – were more right than they knew.
Johnson has also been compared to a tin monkey today after a bizarre performance during a joint press conference with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
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