The Labour leader took aim at the Prime Minister who was issued with a fixed-penalty notice (FPN) by police investigating claims of coronavirus lockdown breaches in No 10. Boris Johnson offered a “wholehearted apology” to the House of Commons after being fined over the partygate scandal. Sir Keir’s response to Mr Johnson sparked an eruption among Conservative MPs.
He said: “He knows he’s dishonest and incapable of changing so he drags everybody else down with him.”
Sir Lindsay interjected: “I think the leader of the Opposition said ‘dishonest’.
“I don’t think that’s an appropriate word to be using.
“I think if he just withdraws that, I’m sure with the knowledge he has gained over the many years, he can use appropriate words that is inkeeping with the language of this house.”
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Sir Keir continued: “I respect that ruling from the chair. The Prime Minister knows what he is.”
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