A LABOUR MP has been praised by people across the political spectrum after saying that Boris Johnson has “lied to the House and the country over and over again”.

Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central, was told she has "strength and resilience" and MPs were told to "stand in solidarity" with her.

Butler was told to withdraw from the Chamber by temporary deputy speaker Judith Cummins after making the remarks. Calling another member a liar is not considered within the boundaries of parliamentary etiquette.

Butler said: “Poor people in our country have paid with their lives because the Prime Minister has spent the last 18 months misleading this House and the country over and over again.”

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Butler highlighted a video by filmmaker Peter Stefanovic, viewed tens of millions of times, which details many false statements made by the Prime Minister during his time in office.

“He highlights the Prime Minister said the economy is growing by 73%, it’s just not true. Reinstating the nurses’ bursary, just not true. There wasn’t an app working anywhere in the world? Just wasn’t true. Tories invested £34 billion in the NHS? Not true. The Prime Minister said we have severed the link between infection and serious disease and death. Not only is this not true, madame deputy speaker, but it is dangerous. And it is dangerous to lie in a pandemic.

"And I am disappointed that the Prime Minister has not come to the House to correct the record and correct the fact that he has lied to this House and lied to the country over and over again."

Labour MSP Monica Lennon said: "Proud of my friend."

Labour MP Paula Barker said: "You leave the House with your head held high and I stand with you."

Labour councillor Ali Milani said: "This sums up where our politics is. You can lie. You can cheat. You can put millions at risk and in danger. But God forbid you break one of our archaic House of Commons customs.

"Shout out to @DawnButlerBrent for standing up and saying what needs to be said. The PM is a liar."

Labour MSP Paul Sweeney said: "Well done @DawnButlerBrent for having the courage to call this out. The convention of not questioning the integrity of other MPs is based on the assumption they will act honourably. These charlatans have destroyed that ideal."

Prominent anti-Brexit lawyer Jo Maugham said: "Not good that the House of Commons has become a place where lies go unpunished but the truth cannot be told."

Comedian Sarah O'Connell said every MP should "should stand in solidarity" with Butler.

Byline Times journalist Sam Bright said: "It’s an affront to democracy that you can be ejected from the chamber for simply telling the truth."

Economist Richard Murphy said: "This is so ridiculous. Everyone knows Dawn Butler is right. Boris Johnson has lied repeatedly in the Commons but that is apparently OK. She says he has – which is the truth – and is suspended from parliament for saying so. Excluding her undermines the credibility of parliament."

Leading philosopher AC Grayling pointed out that Butler was given the same punishment as five Tory MPs who breached the code of conduct by trying to influence a judge in the trial of former MP Charlie Elphicke.

The group of MPs had written to senior presiding judge Lady Justice Thirlwall and Queen's Bench Division president Dame Victoria Sharp, raising concerns about the potential release of character references they provided for Elphicke.

Grayling said: "Dawn Butler has been banned from the HoC for a day for correctly saying that Johnson is a serial liar. This is the same punishment given to five Tory MPs found in breach of code for attempting to subvert the course of justice in a sexual offence case relating to another Tory MP."

Journalist Ian Fraser described parliament as a "joke" while composer Anoushka Shankar praised Butler's "strength and resilience".

Scottish comedian Darren Connell said: "What’s the problem here? Dawn Butler is right."

Butler is not the first to find herself in trouble for saying the Prime Minister lies.

Back in April, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford was told his comments were “not savoury and not what we would expect” when he asked: “Are you a liar, Prime Minister?”

Blackford was challenging Johnson over reports that he said he would let the bodies pile high rather than have another Covid lockdown. The SNP MP pointed out that people had said they would go under oath to confirm the Tory leader made the comments, prompting him to ask the question that Speaker Lindsay Hoyle took issue with.

And in 2020 Blackford and Johnson found themselves in another heated exchange over the Internal Market Bill. Tory MPs accused Blackford of calling the PM a “liar” during the clash, and was told by Hoyle to withdraw it. “No honourable member would do that,” he told the MP.