Piers Morgan calls Boris Johnson a ‘gutless weasel’ for comments on free press

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan;Twitter, GMB

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan;Twitter, GMB - Credit: Archant

Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan has called Boris Johnson a 'gutless weasel' for comments he made about press freedom after he continues to dodge the television programme.

Morgan, who co-hosts the breakfast show on ITV, reminded Johnson the last time a government minister appeared on his show was 132 days ago.

The prime minister issued a tweet slamming Extinction Rebellion protesters for blocking newspaper distribution routes.

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Responding, Morgan responded: 'It's great. Here's what Boris tweeted - it really moved me - 'A free press is vital in holding the government and other powerful institutions to account on issues critical for the future of our country, including the fight against climate change.

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''It is completely unacceptable to seek to limit the public's access to news in this way.''

Piers added: 'I couldn't agree more, Boris! It's completely unacceptable to limit the public's access to news, particularly for news critical to the future of our country! Like Covid-19, for example. Also, a free press is vital! I agree with you! I so agree with you!'

'Is this the moment to remind you, we have a little day counter?,' Morgan went on to say.

'We're going to put this on the desk now - it's been 132 days since you - the same prime minister who really feels it's vital to count, particularly on issues critical for the future of this country.

'It's been 132 days since you launched a blockade of Good Morning Britain. You! The prime minister, Boris Johnson.'

He quipped that 'you couldn't make it up', adding: 'Gutless little weasels!'

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