The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walked out of his interview with Pierce Morgan after being asked about his son’s infamous “Party Gate” scandal.
Appearing on Pierce Morgan censored On Tuesday, Stanley Johnson, 81, said he was confident his son would remain the nation’s leader for two years as he defended his actions despite recent scandals.
During Stanley’s interview, he got up and left the seat after insisting that his son had made all the right calls to press for political issues but slipped after drinking the same wine on his birthday.
“It’s not about the drink,” Morgan said on air. “It’s about a party that breaks its own law when it says to other people, ‘You can’t do that.’ It’s one thing to do, and another thing to preach. “
“He broke his law, Stanley,” Morgan replied, to which Stanley replied, “Come on peers … okay. I think it’s time to move on.”
“You know, it was a situation where, yes, he had a drink; he had a glass in his hand and that’s it. And that was the end of it,” the prime minister’s father added.
He continued, “As far as I’m concerned, now is the time to move on to the things that really matter, the things that he is doing now.”
After the exchange, Morgan concluded the interview by saying, “Nice to meet you. [and] A passionate presence as always.
“You’re a cheater, I have to tell you Pierce,” Stanley told the host. “You know, you brought me here.”
“I’m a trophy hunter, I lured the trophy,” Morgan intervened, to which Stanley replied, “I don’t think I’m a trophy.”
“There’s nothing wrong with defending your son and we have to talk about trophy hunting and your book,” Morgan said.
“The words you’re looking for, Stanley, are ‘thank you, Pierce,'” Morgan added.
Before the talk show host could finish the commercial break, Stanley got up from his seat and walked out.
“I think he’ll go and get Boris out of the fridge,” Morgan joked.
The British prime minister breathed a sigh of relief last month after barely surviving a vote of no-confidence in his Conservative party members, when an official report found him and his staff violating the rules on several occasions. Now known as the “Party Gate”.
The term refers to the 16 social gatherings attended by the Prime Minister and his staff during a time when Johnson and the British government imposed strict social distance measures and restrictions on gatherings during the height of the COVID-19 epidemic.
A highly anticipated report by government employee Soo Gray on the scandal last month found that the government’s behavior was “difficult to justify” because it had asked citizens to “accept far-reaching restrictions on their lives.” Do it. “
Earlier this year, Johnson was fined by police for attending a party, making him the first prime minister to be convicted of breaking the law while in office.