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Piers Morgan has gone in on Boris Johnson live on television regarding the government's stance on terrorism.
The incident occurred during Good Morning Britain (ITV, weekdays from 6.00am), which Piers was presenting alongside Susanna Reid. It followed on from the London attacks where seven people were killed and 48 injured at the hands of three terrorists.
During the interview, Piers compared the treatment of 'football hooligans' and 'paedophiles' to jihadis. He also referred to the fact that one of the terrorists, Kharam Butt, featured in a Channel 4 programme called The Jihadis Next Door and yet was allowed to walk the streets freely.
As you can see in the above video, Piers says: "If you're a football hooligan and you commit hooliganism you get banning orders or you get banned from travelling. If you're a jihadi suspect you're allowed to wander around and do whatever you like.
"Similarly, if you view child pornography online, you get arrested, you get charged, you get put in prison. If you view extremist material online in this country, with people talking about killing people and hating Britain and killing British and so on, then nothing happens to you!
"And the public have a right, I think, to look at you as our foreign secretary, a senior member of the government, and say: 'In light of these three shocking attacks on this country, what more can we be doing right now so that we don't wake up to pictures of these jihadis in programmes called The Jihadis Next Door and then find out that a few months later they are indeed killing people?'"
Twitter users seemingly loved Piers' tough approach.
As much as I can't stand Piers Morgan, they just have Boris the buffoon an absolute roasting on @GMB
- DrJay:tm: (@AntonioPiccante) 6 June 2017
Great points made by @piersmorgan & @susannareid100 on @GMB with their interview of Boris this morning, well done he was rattled & struggled
- Andrew Whitenburgh (@Jacar71) 6 June 2017
@BorisJohnson @piersmorgan Sounding like you were waffling on Good Morning Britain Boris.
- Darren Woodward (@daz7711) 6 June 2017
Usually can't stand Piers Morgan but I must say I agreed with almost everything he said/shouted to Boris Johnson this morning :joy:
- Lib x (@libbehxo) 6 June 2017
@piersmorgan Good point well made regarding hooligans, paedophiles etc versus jihadis! #gmb
- sue blood (@susybutton) 6 June 2017
Boris mumbled throughout Piers' impassioned speech, and replied: "Well, of course you're absolutely right to focus on that issue. There is no question that we have a large number of people who are at risk of not only radicalisation, but also at risk of committing a serious crime."
He also added that 'tough conversations' with other governments allowing radical teachings in mosques will be 'intensified'.
Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain
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