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Harlow Labour leader: Robert Halfon’s statement on PM Boris Johnson is “too little, too late”

News / Wed 6th Jul 2022 am31 10:32am

THE leader of Harlow Labour has responded to the news that Harlow MP Robert Halfon has withdrawn his support for the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Councillor Chris Vince said: “Like Sunak, Javid and Quince before him, Halfon’s statement today is too little too late.

“In December, following the revelations that Boris Johnson had broken his own rules during lock down, I called on Halfon to do the right thing by the people of Harlow who have suffered so much during the pandemic, but he failed to do so.

“We knew then that we had a Prime Minister who was morally bankrupt, yet Mr Halfon chose to continue to back him, only now changing his mind at the eleventh hour when recent election results have gone against his party, and senior party figures have already resigned.

“I hope this is now the end of the road for Boris Johnson, who I believe will go down as one of the worst Prime Ministers in history, but this could have happened a lot sooner had Conservative MPs like Mr Halfon put their constituents first”.

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4 Comments for Harlow Labour leader: Robert Halfon’s statement on PM Boris Johnson is “too little, too late”:

Theman
2022-07-07 07:11:31

All politicians lie. Boris’s mistake is he fell foul of the golden rule “ you can lie , but don’t get caught” . All that will come of this is more of the public will become disengaged from voting.

peter henegan
2022-07-07 09:09:38

Chris, Labour have to go a long way to show that they are a party able to govern. There isn't even a parliamentary candidate in place for Harlow-something not in the hands of local labour I understand (from you)

David Forman
2022-07-07 09:16:59

In case anyone has delusions of Chris Vince becoming Harlow's MP, I would recommend watching his woeful performances at council Cabinet meetings. Vince's poorly researched questions often end in blowback and Tory Leader Russell Perrin has to fight back the desire to smirk.

Curious.
2022-07-08 05:46:53

Chris Vince, he mumbles on about any and everything to try and take on the mantle of a serious figure in local politics, and, all he ever does is stick his very large foot into the proverbial, absolutely out of his depth in all aspects relating to local affairs. If he's the best that Labour can muster heaven help us if they ever get to be the ruling party.

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