Johnson breaks promise in disgusting show of disrespect to victims to get in his excuses early
As the SKWAWKBOX has reported, Boris Johnson twice broke a pledge to suspend general election campaigning until Saturday out of respect for the victims of Friday’s London Bridge attack.
Johnson made two appearances on Friday evening – not to pay tribute to victims and emergency services or to offer condolences to families, but in order to get ahead of news that the killer was free to murder because Tory policies had resulted in his early release wearing only a tag.
As Sky News journalist Beth Rigby had pointed out, the news that the murderer had been released from a conviction for terrorism offences because of Tory cuts had not yet broken publicly.
Yet Johnson appeared on camera to talked of early release and even specifically mentioned terrorists.
It was as blatant and appalling display of obscene self-interest: Johnson wanted to ‘get ahead of the narrative’, getting his excuses in early and distancing himself from the blame for the London Bridge atrocity – even though government cuts that he had supported were responsible:
Johnson’s cynicism and disrespect for the London Bridge victims were so great that even the so-called ‘mainstream’ media could not fail to point out Johnson’s behaviour as he broke his promise not to campaign, all to suit himself.
Boris Johnson is a disgrace.
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