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Haters gotta hate – and they’re hating Miriam Margolyes for her honesty about Boris Johnson

Miriam Margolyes: her point about Boris Johnson was perfectly reasonable.

What a lot of hate toward a national treasure.

Miriam Margolyes – whose performances in Blackadder alone mark her out as a national treasure – appeared on Channel 4’s The Last Leg (May 8), where she admitted that when it was revealed that Boris Johnson had caught the coronavirus, she had a moment of weakness when she wanted him to die.

The point she was making was that it is wrong to feel like that about anybody – even somebody who, like Johnson, has made the coronavirus crisis into a human disaster that has killed thousands more people than it ever should have.

It’s perfectly reasonable to say that.

Laura, below, got it right – and she provides the clip for the benefit of those of us who missed the show:

But haters have to hate – unreasonably, it seems, as Johnson’s fellow Tory MP Nadine Dorries demonstrated with a spectacular misfire that drew the following withering response.

Some of the haters have selectively quoted Ms Margolyes, taking her out of context. It hasn’t helped their cause:

Last word (of those that I grabbed from the “top tweets” on Twitter) goes to this guy, who has exactly the right idea:

The slapdown won’t stop the haters from hating – and that’s just as well.

It means we know who they are, and what to think of them.

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