‘Such a silly debate!’ Femi says of his spat with a former Tory minister about Boris’ vacation.
Femi Oluwole, a pro-EU activist, fought with former Defence Minister Sir Gerald Howarth, who called the campaigner’s reasons against Boris Johnson’s vacation “stupid.”
Sir Gerald Howarth, a former Conservative Party member, fought with Femi Oluwole, who stated Boris Johnson should not go on holiday to Marbella while the country is in trouble. Mr Oluwole added that instead of going abroad, the Prime Minister may stay at Chequers, demonstrating “solidarity” with individuals who have recently lost their £20-a-week Universal Credit augmentation. Sir Gerald, on the other hand, was not convinced, stating that Boris Johnson had done a “great” job managing the pandemic, that there were more than capable ministers in place to handle things, and that he was only a phone call away in the event of an emergency.
Mr Johnson was said to have gone on vacation with his wife Carrie and son Wilfred shortly after the Tory Party conference ended last week.
However, some political commentators have accused the Prime Minister of fleeing the country while it suffers with supply chain challenges and rising living costs.
Mr Oluwole was one of these pundits, telling LBC that Mr Johnson was to blame for everything being so difficult.
Sir Gerald was asked to speak, and he spent no time in defending the Prime Minister.
He said to the station: “I’ve never heard anything as ludicrous as what this guy just said; the idea that Boris Johnson is to blame for what’s going on right now is utterly crazy.
“Everyone is aware that the most significant attacks on the country, such as Covid, which has cost us £400 billion in borrowed funds to deal with, originated in the People’s Republic of China.
“He has no responsibility for it, but he has had to handle it, and I believe he has done it excellently by placing in charge a person who knew what she was doing – Kate Bingham.
“And it was she who decided it would be a good idea to invest on not just one but five vaccines, all of which proved to be effective.
“As a result, Britain was essentially the world’s recovery leader.”
Mr Oluwole countered that, while Mr Johnson could not be held responsible for the pandemic spreading in the first place, he could be held accountable for how it spread. “Brinkwire News Summary.”