Boris Johnson blasted ‘dithering’ Jeremy Corbyn for plotting a ‘surrender’ to the EU today as the Labour leader prepares to block his demand for a snap election.
Taking his first PMQs, a furious Mr Johnson branded Mr Corbyn a ‘chlorinated chicken’ for refusing to agree to a poll on October 15 and said he ‘used to be a democrat’.
Channelling Margaret Thatcher’s famous taunt to opponents, Mr Johnson said: ‘Is he frit?’
At one point the premier also turned the air blue in the chamber by claiming the Opposition’s economic strategy was ‘sh** or bust’.
Mr Johnson is facing more massive showdowns in Parliament today as a rebel alliance tries to force through legislation that would rule out No Deal – thwarting his ‘do or die’ vow to take the UK out of the EU by Halloween.
He has also called a vote tonight on holding a snap election so the ‘people can decide’ after Remainers seized control of Commons business.
But the premier needs agreement from two-thirds of the House to trigger a national ballot.