Ex-Corrie star Craig Kelly slammed for saying ‘Boris Johnson should be shot’

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FORMER Coronation Street actor Craig Kelly was slammed for his controversial comment after saying Boris Johnson should be shot.

Craig, 48, took a shot at the new Prime Minister at a TV fan event that was being broadcast on YouTube.

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Craig, 48, took a shot at the new Prime Minister at a TV fan event that was being broadcast on YouTube[/caption]

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Westminster insiders fear a higher risk of being targeted as a result of Brexit[/caption]

During his spiel, the actor suggested getting someone to shoot Boris, 55, was the best way to stop him running the country.

He told the crowd: “He is such a stain.

“He needs to be gone as quick as possible.”

Once the discussion switched to discussing Mr Johnson’s policies, Craig said: “Maybe we could shoot him.”

His comment prompted members of the audience to gasp, before he added: “I’m joking. This is on YouTube… I’m joking. It’s being watched by the Government.

“What’s that Stormzy song? I think it’s, ‘F*** the Government, f*** Boris’. I’m not a fan of his, to be honest.”

SAFETY CONCERNS

Craig’s controversial remarks come amid concerns over the safety of politicians.

Westminster insiders fear a higher risk of being targeted as a result of Brexit.

Just before the EU referendum three years ago, Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, near Leeds.

She died before she could get to hospital.

Last week, a pro-Brexit campaigner was sent to prison for taunting an MP with “terrifying” internet posts.

Ian Couch, 59, wrote a series of “clearly threatening” tweets about former Tory MP Heidi Allen, which included pictures of her home.

A judge branded his campaign “a profound attack on democracy” which left the MP at “significant risk”.

In May, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage had a milkshake thrown at him in Newcastle during his campaign.

‘Corbynista’ Paul Crowther, 32, was charged with common assault and criminal damage, cops confirmed.

In June, comedian Jo Brand was accused of “inciting violence” after she said politicians should have battery acid thrown at them instead of milkshakes.

The telly star, 61, was appearing on BBC Radio 4 when she joked about recent milkshake attacks on politicians, which included one hurled at the Brexit Party leader.


Johnson has this week ordered all civil servants to make preparing for a possible No Deal Brexit their “top priority”.

The PM wrote to thousands of mandarins saying they must ramp up No Deal planning to get the country fighting fit for Halloween.

It came as Chancellor Sajid Javid said Britain would come out of a No Deal “stronger and more resilient”.

Farage had been campaigning in Newcastle when the attack unfolded
Farage had been campaigning in Newcastle when a bystander pelted him with milkshake
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