Piers Morgan mocks ‘fantastic news’ Boris Johnson is finally ‘taking control’ of the coronavirus

PUBLISHED: 10:23 03 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:55 03 June 2020

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain. Photograph: ITV.

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain. Photograph: ITV.

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Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid have mocked Boris Johnson over claims that the prime minister is finally taking control of the UK’s coronavirus response.

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A Telegraph report suggests that Johnson is now to take charge - almost six months after the first case arrived on British soil with the political leader taking a more “centralised” approach to the pandemic response.

“I’m glad to see, I have to say Piers, the prime minister has finally taken control,” quipped Reid.

Mocking the prime minister, Morgan responded: “Well it’s fantastic news...”

Reid explained: “It says on the front page of the Daily Telegraph today prime minister Boris Johnson is taking ‘direct control’ of the coronavirus crisis.”


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Morgan, laughing, replied: “Literally. You couldn’t make that up. It’s June. This crisis began in January.”

Slamming the report, his co-host continued: “He’s the prime minister, we understand he got ill, we know that and he’s been recovering but the idea you have to report a story that the government is finally taking control...”

Morgan, putting on a mocking voice, continued: “’I’m finally taking control’. Well done, mate, well done. Fantastic. You’re the prime minister. We kind of assumed you were in control!”

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