The Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has taken aim at the Prime Minister declaring he agrees with Jeremy Corbyn that Mr Johnson is not the leader that the nation deserves.
Mr Farage slammed the PM for losing his can-do attitude and optimism, he questioned where the spirit of “get Brexit done” had vanished to.
Writing for the Express Mr Farage wrote: “Where has the optimism gone? Where is the spirit of “Get Brexit Done”, the mantra that was repeated with such conviction by the Conservatives that it carried them to a general election victory 12 weeks ago?
“Jeremy Corbyn’s parting shot to UK politics is his accusation that Boris Johnson is a “part time Prime Minister”. I’m sorry to say this is not unjustified. Britain is crying out for strong leadership, especially after Theresa May’s dismal stint in Number 10. Johnson needs to step up a gear.
“Bafflingly, Johnson has not bothered to show his face in the affected areas.”
Mr Farage compared the PM to his friend the US President Donald J. Trump, he wrote: “This is in sharp contrast to President Trump. In the last few days, a tornado killed 25 people in Tennessee. Trump was in the area swiftly, offering his condolences and promising government help.
“Likewise in 2014, the Somerset Levels suffered appalling flooding. Owen Paterson, then the Environment Secretary, visited.
“He talked to people about the problems the flood caused. Before long, he helped set up a new management regime for the area, with dredging back in operation and the demands of the eco-warriors ignored.”
The former UKIP leader criticised the PM for not visiting the areas affected by the severe flooding, he said: “Guess what? In the recent flooding crisis, Somerset has been unaffected. This example shows that leaders must lead but they can also learn and then act. This country wants to like Johnson, but when he ignores those in peril, it makes that job more difficult.”
Mr Brexit also took aim at the way that Mr Johnson has so far been dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, he wrote: “The coronavirus crisis is not easy for any leader to tackle. A balance must be struck between being calm and realistic. Yet, again, our prime minister has been slow out of the blocks.
“Leaders in Australia and America, on the other hand, took to the airwaves and put in place sensible travel restrictions. They did their best to show who was in charge.
“Johnson did not make his first major press appearance until Monday. And while it was right that he was flanked by the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Officer, it was clear his knowledge is limited.”
Mr Farage went on to slam the Prime Minister’s decision to allow the Chinese firm Huawei to play a role in the UK’s 5G network saying he has turned the Five Eyes partnership into the ‘Four Eyes’.
He wrote: “What struck me was a new phrase being used in relation to the United Kingdom: the “Four Eyes partnership”. This is thanks to the government’s recent dangerous decision to involve Chinese firm Huawei in the building of our 5G network.
“Whereas high level intelligence data is currently shared among the “Five Eyes” nations of Canada, America, Australia, the UK and New Zealand, Britain may in future be cut out.
“Far from Brexit strengthening the US/UK special relationship, it is going into reverse.”
Mr Farage concluded in his article saying: “A great leader recognises when they are wrong and adjusts course. It may be that the looming backbench rebellion on the Huawei issue will have an effect and Johnson will be defeated in the Commons. But it would make more sense for him and his reputation to see that a terrible mistake has been made and to fix it.
“Johnson won the election on a wave of optimism. He is still just about in that honeymoon period. But on this form, it won’t last long. The country needs leadership. Johnson is capable of giving it but doesn’t appear to want to. That must change if Britain is to fulfil its potential after Brexit and beyond.”
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