COVID-19: Labour MP asked to leave the Commons after saying Boris Johnson has ‘lied over and over again’ during pandemic

A Labour MP has been asked to leave the House of Commons for the remainder of the day after refusing to withdraw claims that Boris Johnson has “lied” to the country “over and over again”.

Former shadow minister Dawn Butler told MPs that “poor people in the country have paid with their lives because the prime minister has spent the last 18 months misleading this House and the country”.

She added: “I am disappointed that the prime minister has not come to the House to correct the record and to correct the fact that he has lied to this House and the country over and over again.”

After being asked to withdraw her remarks numerous times by temporary deputy Commons Speaker Judith Cummins and refusing to do so, Ms Butler was asked to leave the chamber for the remainder of the day.

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