LYING Corbynistas shared fake news claiming Boris Johnson blocked a question on social care during a live radio interview.
Desperate supporters of Jeremy Corbyn alleged on Twitter that the PM had made a cutting signal to LBC host Nick Ferrari to avoid answering on the hot topic.
In a post shared on Twitted they ranted: “’Softball’. BJ isn’t under scrutiny, he’s being sheltered through interviews!”
But Mr Ferrari immediately slapped down the claims today and said Boris was simply mimicking his gestures to his producer.
The radio presenter said: “To clarify the PM’s gesture this morning on LBC, this is sign language between me and my producer to signify he needs to stay quiet in my ear.
“It’s been in common use for over 10 years. End of.”
To clarify the PM’s gesture this morning on LBC, this is sign language between me and my producer to signify he needs to stay quiet in my ear.
Mr Johnson was on air discussing the Tory pledge to ditch the “Dementia Tax” – which nearly scuppered Theresa May’s 2017 campaign.
Instead the tax has been replaced by three pledges on social care, outlined in the party’s manifesto.
The Prime Minister has promised £1billion in extra funding every year.
He will also work with the other parties on long- term reform of care and guarantee no one will have to sell their home to pay for care.
Mr Johnson was accused of making the cut-throat gesture as he discussed the Beveridge Report, a document that led to major reforms and the welfare state in December 1942.
Speaking on his tax plans today, Boris told LBC today: “I think we are on the verge of a moment like the original Beveridge plan in social care where people do understand that it is not right for people to be forced to sell their homes like they have been.
“So we will be bringing in a very good plan.”
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