Time to go! Brexiteer urges ‘rabbit in headlights’ Boris to QUIT as PM in damning analysis
Boris Johnson has 'damaged the UK greatly' says Habib
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Ben Habib claimed Mr Johnson is lurching from blunder to blunder, lacks vision and was unable to plan effectively in a scathing takedown of his performance since becoming PM at the end of 2019, when he replaced Theresa May. Former Brexit Party MEP Mr Habib, who was interviewed on the subject on Talk Radio this morning, subsequently told Express.co.uk: “I have, for some time, been pondering the Prime Minister’s position.
“My doubts began last year when it became plain he had made no preparations for a no-deal outcome with the EU, his threat to walk away from negotiations was false and he would sign the UK into a lousy deal.
“As sure as night follows day, that is what he has done, including leaving part of the UK behind and partitioning the country – a first for any country in history that has not just been defeated in war.”
Mr Habib added: “He has been buffeted from one problem to another both with Brexit and his handling of the pandemic.
“He does not lead. He lacks vision, is unable to plan and is worse at execution.
“His Covid inspired policies have done huge damage to the nation’s economy, democracy and indeed health.”
Mr Habib conceded that Mr Johnson’s vaccination rollout strategy, which has resulted in more than 50 percent of Britons having had at least one jab, had been a big success.
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However, he added: “Instead of capitalising on that advantage, he is continuing with lockdown and the vastly expensive measures associated with it.
“With the backdrop of the vaccination programme he should be rolling back lockdown aggressively and minimising the already huge damage done.
“Instead, government policy appears to be being made by a rabbit caught in the headlights.
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“It is extremely serious publicly to call into question the Prime Minister’s position.
“But the incumbent has done too much damage already and seems intent on inflicting more. It is time for leadership.”
Despite Mr Habib’s reservations, bookmaker Coral still has the Tories as 4-6 odds-on favourites to win the most seats at the next General Election.
Labour are 11-8 to upset the odds and win the most seats.
Coral is also offering odds of 4-1 that the Conservatives increase their current majority the next time the UK votes.
Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead said: ”It’s safe to say that things haven’t gone to plan for the UK since Boris Johnson won a big majority at the last election.
“However our betting suggests that he is steadying the ship and the Conservatives have shortened up as the clear favourite to win the most seats the next time the UK votes.”
Coral has Chancellor Rishi Sunak at 5-2 to be Britain’s next Prime Minister, while Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is 3-1.
Michael Gove (10-1) and Jeremy Hunt (12-1) are third and fourth in the betting.
Express.co.uk has contacted Downing Street offering them a chance to respond to Mr Habib’s remarks.
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