Hugh Grant Tears Into Boris Johnson in Tweet

'You will not f--- with my children's future'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2019 2:03 AM CDT
Hugh Grant Slams 'Over-Promoted Rubber Bath Toy' PM
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during his final press conference at the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

(Newser) – Hugh Grant, who played a British prime minister in Love Actually, lambasted the real one Wednesday after he asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament. Grant and other critics accuse Boris Johnson of undermining British democracy with the move, which is widely seen as an attempt to foil parliamentary opposition to a "no-deal" Brexit, the Hill reports. "You will not f--- with my children's future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend," the actor said in a tweet that went viral. "F--- off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you little gang of masturbatory prefects." Protesters shouting "Stop the coup" gathered outside the Houses of Parliament Wednesday night, and a petition to prevent the "prorogation" quickly gained more than a million signatures, the BBC reports. (Read more Hugh Grant stories.)

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