Piers Morgan slams Boris Johnson's 'terrible final speech'

Piers Morgan has criticised Boris Johnson's speech. (Getty)
Piers Morgan has criticised Boris Johnson's speech. (Getty)

Piers Morgan has laid into Boris Johnson after his resignation speech, saying he was “boasting, blathering & blaming everyone but himself”.

The TV presenter shared his thoughts after the Prime Minister confirmed that he was stepping down, saying in his speech how sad he was to give up “the best job in the world" but that "them’s the breaks".

Morgan had been outspoken in the run up to the announcement, saying it was time for Johnson to go and taking a pig on his talk show for emphasis.

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And he didn’t hold back when it came to commenting on the politician’s speech, tweeting: “Boris Johnson quits as he led - boasting, blathering & blaming everyone but himself.

“What a terrible final speech by a man who turned out to be a truly terrible Prime Minister.”

While many of Morgan's followers voiced their agreement, others said they thought Johnson was "gracious" and "articulate" in explaining his decision.

Some people quipped that they could see parallels between Johnson's exit and his own departure from Good Morning Britain.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reads a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, formally resigning as Conservative Party leader after ministers and MPs made clear his position was untenable. He will remain as Prime Minister until a successor is in place. Picture date: Thursday July 7, 2022.
Boris Johnson has resigned. (PA)

Morgan quit the ITV breakfast show in 2021 after saying he didn’t believe claims that Meghan Markle made during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.

One fan tweeted: "Sounds quite similar to your departure from breakfast tv?"

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Another joked: "Least he didn't run away Piers like someone one we all seen on GMB."

Earlier this week, Morgan urged Johnson to step down in a speech on his TalkTV show Piers Morgan Uncensored.

Piers Morgan Uncensored (Talk TV)
Piers Morgan with the pig on his show. (Talk TV)

Clutching a pig, he said he didn't think anything could be done to save Johnson's bacon.

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