Northerner gives Boris Johnson the middle finger as he brands government ‘thieves’

PUBLISHED: 12:32 13 November 2019 | UPDATED: 18:49 13 November 2019

“You’re a joke, like. The whole country is living in poverty. It’s a joke,” one man shouted at Boris Johnson as he visited Yorkshire. Photo: LBC

“You’re a joke, like. The whole country is living in poverty. It’s a joke,” one man shouted at Boris Johnson as he visited Yorkshire. Photo: LBC

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A Stainforth local launched a heavily worded attack on the prime minister as he visited victims of the Yorkshire floods.

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"You're a joke, like. The whole country is living in poverty. It's a joke," one man shouted at Boris Johnson.

"People are living on the streets. Kids are living on the streets. Nobody gives a fuck. Nobody."

Boris Johnson was visiting a donation centre in Stainforth, South Yorkshire, which has been devastated by floods over the last six days.

During his visit he was harangued by furious locals as he visited the flood-ravaged community.

One man asked the PM: "Why has it taken you six days to come here to South Yorkshire? What's taken you so long prime minister?"

In video released by LBC Radio, another man is seen to take up the heckling as the situation intensifies.

"Everybody is living in poverty. Fuck the government. Fuck the council," he says as Johnson is ushered away by his aides.

"Biggest thieves in the country. Trying to bill me for £50,000. You're not getting a bean out of me."

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More than 1,200 properties have been evacuated in northern England and a woman died.

The prime minister chaired a meeting of the government's emergency committee Cobra on Tuesday after he was criticised by Jeremy Corbyn for not declaring a national emergency.

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