Harlow MP Robert Halfon pays tribute to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Crime / Sat 10th Jun 2023 at 10:08am

THE MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon has paid tribute to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has announced he is stepping down as an MP.

Robert Halfon said: “Whatever Boris Johnson got wrong (and history will make its’ judgement), I am grateful to the former Prime Minister for a number of things:

The vaccine programme, which was world beating and turned the tide against Covid;

Getting Brexit done and fulfilling the wishes of the people of Harlow who voted for Brexit by 68%;

Beating Jeremy Corbyn, and the antisemitism of his Labour Party which was condemned by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission;

Leading the West and ensuring Britain was at the forefront of backing Ukraine against Russia’s illegal war;

In Harlow, I want to thank Boris for giving the green light for our New Hospital, during a visit to Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2019 confirmed with funding and a timetable for rebuild by the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary just a couple of weeks ago;

For ensuring Levelling Up Funds reached Harlow, with well over £40 million to redevelop our town centre around the bus station and the Playhouse Square;

Yes, he made some big errors, which hugely upset myself and the public. And he had to resign as Prime Minister because of them.

But most fairminded people will know that Covid was an unprecedented time for the country – and will judge the good as well as the bad.

I wish him and his new family well in the future.

In the meantime, I will continue to do all I can to work hard for Harlow and the Villages, to build an even better Harlow, cut the cost of living, champion Apprenticeships and Skills and protect our NHS.

“I strongly support our Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, in all his efforts to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut NHS waiting lists and stopping the boats.

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12 Comments for Harlow MP Robert Halfon pays tribute to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

gary roberts
2023-06-10 10:45:35

"Robert Halfon said: “Whatever Boris Johnson got wrong (and history will make its’ judgement)" More BS and nonsense from Mr. Halfon. Boris Johnson lied to Parliament thereby lying to the electorate. He committed a criminal offence, he has destroyed the NHS, schools, and the legal system including the police service. And whatever you believe about Mr. Corbyn, Boris Johnson lied and defamed him along with the media and some in the PLP. And Brexit, well he also lied about that making trading in the EU almost impossible for small and medium sized companies today. And Mr. Halfon pays tribute to him!

Michael Hardware
2023-06-10 11:47:30

Well said Rob! People are always too eager to criticise and often forget the good that people have done and successes achieved. I didn’t vote for Boris but I do recognise what he did, and the mistakes he made. Perhaps some of the keyboard warriors here should try running the country, or even stand for the local council as they always seem to have all the answers!

gary roberts
2023-06-10 12:14:21

Cllr. Hardware: I have stood for council three times. I would enjoy running this country but you wouldn't enjoy me running it that much. If you want my manifesto for this country I am available for interview and would never avoid an interview by hiding in a fridge. And if you wanted it implemented invest in my campaign and then vote for me! An independent as PM, not a bad slogan is it. But locally perhaps you could stop the irrelevant nonsense and invest in my community while you have the opportunity.

gary roberts
2023-06-10 12:25:59

And I forgot to mention this "keyboard warrior" rubbish. It just insults your integrity as a local and county councillor. Indeed as all the local council offices were closed over twenty years ago this platform is the only way to discuss important issues and my comments only relate to those issues that affect me and my community.

Michael Szpakowski
2023-06-10 13:14:20

A crook, a liar and a racist. Good riddance.

2023-06-10 18:21:13

Rob is a typical MP nice but Dim, never had a job outside politics and would do anything to keep his seat.

David Forman
2023-06-10 18:38:20

With Robert Halfon you can guarantee that the phrase "I strongly support our Prime Minister" is a note on his smartphone's home screen.

Mike O
2023-06-10 19:46:16

Its quite appropriate that this report appears to be under the "Crime" section of the Your Harlow website!

2023-06-10 20:04:04

Mr Halfon voted for the pollution of our rivers and sea, Boris Johnson is a proven liar. Just saying

2023-06-10 20:51:52

I'm disgusted by Robert halfon defending this law breaking liar again and again, if he had any dignity he would resign

Luke Burton
2023-06-11 08:52:07

What does "Getting Brexit Done" mean exactly? It's such a meaningless statement to make. It'll be like a surgeon removing your spleen but then calling it a day and not closing up the incision.

2023-06-13 00:04:42

Can't believe ppl of Harlow voted this idiot halfon in,.anyone defending Johnson after all that he's done to British politics,must be brain dead

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