Piers Morgan has weighed on on an expletive-laden rant by Hugh Grant following Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament.
Mr Grant had branded the Prime Minister an “over-promoted rubber bath toy” in a furious tweet following the decision.
But Piers Morgan hit back at the actor, branding him a “virtue-signalling little tw*t” and reminding his followers of his arrest in Los Angeles with sex worker Divine Brown 20 years ago.
Mr Grant had responded on Twitter to a video in which Mr Johnson gave an explanation for his decision to suspend Parliament in September - a move that critics have branded undemocratic.
More than one million people have signed a petition against the decision, while thousands of people rallied for hours outside Parliament on Wednesday night.
You will not fuck with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend. Fuck off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you little gang of masturbatory prefects. https://t.co/Oc0xwLI6dI— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) August 28, 2019
Mr Grant tweeted: “You will not f*** with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend.
“F*** off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you little gang of masturbatory prefects.”
But Mr Morgan hit back, first quoting Mr Grant’s tweet with the comment: “Oh shut up you virtue-signalling little twat”.
He later posted the Four Weddings and a Funeral star’s police mug shot with the comment: “Halo Hugh... Britain’s moral standard-bearer”.
Oh shut up you virtue-signalling little twat. https://t.co/TfkPU4u3f2— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 28, 2019
Halo Hugh... Britain’s moral standard-bearer. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/GKeAClzwms— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 28, 2019
On Wednesday the Queen approved Mr Johnson’s request to prorogue - or suspend - Parliament no earlier than September 9 and no later than September 12, until October 14.
Parliament returns from its summer recess on September 3 and opposition leaders had been hoping to use the period after to work on a law to prevent a no-deal Brexit.