Susanna Reid and Alastair Campbell welcomed former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow onto Good Morning Britain today. The political figure argued Boris Johnson had told more “lies” in Parliament than any other Prime Minister that had served before. However, Reid confronted Campbell over the fact many people believe Tony Blair “lied” about the reasons for the UK entering into the Iraq war.
Bercow said: “I served in the House of Commons alongside five Prime Ministers, four during my tenure as speaker – Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Teresa May and Boris Johnson.
“None of the four preceding Boris Johnson was in my judgement guilty of deliberately misleading the House of Commons.”
Interjecting, Reid said: “Sorry, I just need to interrupt because people will be screaming what about Alastair, when Tony Blair told us about the reasons for going into war in Iraq and those turned out not to be the case.
“People will assume that there are things said in Parliament or politicians that every often turn out not to be true.”