Boris Johnson takes ITV reporter’s phone away from him rather than look at picture of seriously-ill Jack Williment, who spent 4 hours on hospital floor with suspected pneumonia
Cowardly Boris Johnson has been caught taking a journalist’s phone and putting it in his own pocket during an interview – to avoid looking at a picture of four-year-old Jack Milliment-Barr, who was photographed lying on an NHS hospital floor, where he lay for four hours because there were no beds for him.
Johnson blustered, rambled and sneered, but ITV journalist Joe Pike persisted in asking him to look at the picture – and the camera just captured Johnson’s movement in putting the phone into his coat pocket.
And then the reporter outed him:
Eventually forced to look at what he wanted to hide, Johnson stumbled and bumbled but had no adequate words or excuses.
The Tories have cut more than five million bed spaces a year from NHS hospital capacity.
This is the footage that should end Boris Johnson. Such disdain and cowardice in the face of the consequences of the Tory cuts and policies that Johnson supported has no place in public office.
The Tories want to hide these realities from the public – but this video and strong journalism have exposed just a tiny part of the horrors inflicted on our society since 2010.
Ignoring a sick four-year-old is beneath contempt – and Johnson was caught yellow-handed.
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