Good Morning Britain star Piers Morgan has mocked Steve Coogan and Hugh Grant on Twitter after they both campaigned for voters to vote tactically to avoid Boris Johnson and the Tories winning the UK general election 2019. The journalist mocked the pair for “helping” the PM achieve a “landslide” after their calls for tactical voting appeared to have backfired.
The GMB presenter tweeted shortly after the exit poll showed the Conservatives were heading for a major victory over Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
Notting Hill actor Hugh Grant and Alan Partridge creator Coogan had been high-profile advocates of tactical voting in a bid to prevent a Conservative majority.
Piers congratulated the pair, tweeting: “Congrats Hugh Grant & Steve Coogan – you helped get Boris a landslide.”
The GMB host then replied to Hugh’s tweet of “there goes the neighbourhood” by saying: “No, there goes your credibility. The British people listened to your democracy-wrecking garbage & told you to f*** off.”
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On Friday’s Good Morning Britain Piers continued his rant against the pair.
He said: “[Grant’s] reaction was, ‘There goes the neighbourhood’.
“Actually, there goes his credibility. What we’ve discovered, as Hillary Clinton, celebrities can have the opposite effect.
“Entitled millionaires telling us our vote doesn’t count. ‘I watched Coogan on Channel 4 news I think it was the day before the election, and he was so sneering about Brexiteers, called them stupid and thick, said his character Alan Partridge was basically like them, ignorant, blah blah blah, off he went on his little rant.”
Other celebrities were divided over who was to blame for Labour’s loss.
Gavin & Stacey star James Corden blamed Jeremy Corbyn for the result.
He tweeted: “I can’t shake the feeling that if @tom-watson had been leader of the Labour Party the outcome of this could’ve all been so different.
“Jeremy Corbyn has now lost two elections to opposition candidates who could’ve and should’ve been beaten.”
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Writer Armando Iannucci tweeted that Jeremy Corbyn “must go and take ALL the anti-Semites with him”.
He added: “Toxic and unforgivable. Lib Dems need a solid existential rethink, and ordinary Labour, Lib Dem and Green members need to start talking to each other fast.”
Former EastEnders actress Tracy-Ann Oberman has criticised The Labour leader over his handling of Labour’s alleged anti-Semitism problem.
Tagging Countdown presenter Rachel Riley, who had criticised him over the same topic, she said: “For last 2 years @RachelRileyRR & I have faced abuse beyond imagining. Lies smears violence.
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”We stood against it all because we truly believe Corbyn responsible for allowing the anti Jewish racism & misogyny to go unchecked. His online hate army thought no one cared. YOU DID x.”
Some of Jeremy’s celebrity supporters appeared to be sticking by him. The rapper Stormzy retweeted a message from journalist Mehdi Hasan who said it was a “dark day for minorities in the UK”.
A tweet from the official Twitter account belonging to the band Clean Bandit said Corbyn should not be blamed for Labour’s expected defeat.
The Tweet read: “He was our one hope. We are now entering an extremely dark time, not just in this country but in the whole world.”
Singer Lily Allen appeared to blame “propaganda” for the early election results.
She said: “Unchecked targeted bespoke propaganda. We need to start taking this seriously.”
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