PIERS Morgan slammed Boris Johnson as a “truly terrible Prime Minister” just moments after he resigned.
The under-fire Tory leader quit today after a devastating revolt by his MPs led to mass resignations and increasing pressure on his job.
Last night the PM ignored calls for him to go, warning Tory rebels they will have to “dip their hands in blood” if they want to force him out.
And Piers did not hold back with his opinion, tweeting: “Boris Johnson quits as he led – boasting, blathering & blaming everyone but himself.
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“What a terrible final speech by a man who turned out to be a truly terrible Prime Minister.”
The departing PM addressed the nation from Downing Street today, where he announced his “painful” decision to quit and simply conceded: “Them’s the breaks.”
He added: “In Westminster the herd instinct is powerful and when the herd moves, it moves.
“And my friends in politics, no one is remotely indispensable.”
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During his resignation speech, Mr Johnson said he will remain as Prime Minister until a successor is in place, expected to be by the time of the Conservative Party conference in October.
The embattled leader said he sought to stay Prime Minister because he felt it was his “obligation” to continue to do what the Tories promised in 2019.
Talk TV host Piers had earlier tweeted today: “For the love of God, Boris Johnson – resign!”
He branded Johnson’s decision not to leave “humiliating” and called for him to “pack his bags and get out of Downing Street”.
It comes after the Piers had rubbed salt into Johnson’s wounds yesterday with a giant advert at Parliament.
A truck cruised through the streets of Westminster advertising Piers Morgan’s Uncensored and blared the words: “Is the party over for party boy Boris?”
And last night Piers sensationally appeared holding a live piglet on his show as he blasted the now departing PM on his Uncensored show.
It’s not the first time Piers has been highly critical of Boris, previously branding the Partygate scandal “corrupt”.
Back in May, Piers had already been urging Johnson to resign after a photo was released of the PM raising a glass at No 10 during lockdown.
But after mishandling a string of Westminster scandals, Boris lost the trust of a sizeable chunk of his party, which ultimately cost him his job.
And without being able to operate a functioning government, it meant it was near impossible for him to deliver on reviving the economy.
He was expected to carry out a reshuffle today before taking the stand at Downing Street to resign.