03:30 GMT08 August 2020
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    On Friday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged 'to get Brexit done' by 31 January after his Conservative Party won the general election with a commanding majority.

    Good Morning Britain (GMB)'s host Piers Morgan has berated UK actors Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan for adding to the Tories’ landslide victory in the Thursday general election.

    “Congrats Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan - you helped get Boris a landslide,” he tweeted on Friday.

    Morgan then replied directly to Grant after the actor tweeted “there goes the neighbourhood”, claiming, “No, there goes your credibility.”

    Shortly after, the host continued his attack, accuding “entitled millionaires” of telling voters that their ballots don't count.

    “Coogan was so sneering about Brexiteers, he called them stupid and thick […] he said his character Alan Partridge was basically like them, ignorant. I watched that and thought ‘my god imagine if you’re a working class Northern Labour voter who voted Leave […] you’ve got this multi-millionaire entitled Hollywood brat telling you that your vote doesn’t count. Well good morning Mr Coogan, Good Morning Mr Grant, it turns what you said didn’t count,” Morgan said.

    He spoke after Grant urged Britons to stick to tactical voting and "lend their votes" to parties they would not normally support in order to keep Prime Minister Boris Johnson from securing an overwhelming majority.

    Many netizens signalled their support for Morgan’s remarks, with one user tweeting that he was “rather dismayed by Hugh Grant’s stance”.

    Some others, however, pointed the finger at Morgan, slamming him as “childish and ego driven” journalist.

    Earlier on Friday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to tackle Brexit before the end of January.

    "We will get Brexit done on time, by 31 January, no ifs, not buts, no maybes, leaving the European Union as one United Kingdom. Taking back control of our law ... money, our trade, immigration system. Delivering all the democratic mandate of the people," Johnson said in his election victory speech.


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