Tuesday 23 February 2021 / 1:35 PM Chris Matheson

Chris Matheson responds to Boris Johnson’s comments about journalists

Chris Matheson MP, Labour’s Shadow Media Minister, responding to Boris Johnson’s comments about journalists, said:

“For Boris Johnson to say journalists are ‘always abusing people’ probably says more about his own career.

“It is particularly troubling coming so soon after the Prime Minister stood by one of his ministers who attacked a journalist who was just trying to do her job.

“We know from Donald Trump that these kind of assaults on the free press are dangerous and designed to stir up distrust and division.

“Boris Johnson should withdraw these remarks and apologise.”