James O'Brien reacts to Boris Johnson's election win

Radio presenter James O'Brien's, an outspoken critic of Boris Johnson and Brexit, has responded the Conservatives big victory in the general election last night with a passionate monologue on his LBC show.

The Tories took seats from Labour in Leave-supporting areas of the country and are expected to have 365 seats in the House of Commons when it reforms - a majority of 80.

Speaking on his LBC show the day after the election, O'Brien had harsh words for both Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson.

He said: "The man who won the election last night has a list of lies longer than your arm already on his record.

"We may be about to see the first case of of a politician about to change its spots. Or it may be that the silver lining of this election for those of us unimpressed by Boris Johnson's track record is that we know he will throw anyone under the bus.

"He will throw anybody under the bus if it serves his purpose in the short term.

"This majority of 80 allows himself so much space that the question is what is he going to do with it?

"And the noises from the EU give almost grounds for optimism. I think the likelihood of a BRINO (Brexit-in-name-only) has increased."

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan (right) hosts the first of his new monthly phone-ins on LBC, with James O'Brien at the Global Radio studios in London.
James O'Brien answers the phone during Global's Make Some Noise, radio's biggest ever charity appeal, at Global, Leicester Square, London.
Ricky Gervais meets LBC's James O'Brien at Global Radio in London.
James O'Brien at Global's Make Some Noise Appeal Day, set up by Global, to raise money to help disadvantaged children, young people and their families across the UK
David Lawley-Wakelin joins LBC presenter James O'Brien regarding his interruption to Tony Blair at the Leveson Inquiry yesterday. Global Radio in Leicester Square, central London.
Russell Brand with James O'Brien after he joined the radio presenter on his show 'James O'Brien Live on LBC' at the London radio station.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (right) joins LBC presenter James O'Brien (left) to host his first live radio phone-in at their studios in central London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: James O'Brien attends the Love Island final viewing party hosted by Capital for Global’s Make Some Noise charity at the Ham Yard Hotel on November 20, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Jamie Theakston and James O'Brien at Global's Make Some Noise Night in Finsbury Square, London. The gala raised money for the national charity Global's Make Some Noise, set up by Global to help disadvantaged children, young people and their families across the UK.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: James O'Brien attends the Broadcasting Press Guild Television & Radio Awards at Theatre Royal on March 17, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
James O'Brien on stage at Global's Make Some Noise Night at Supernova, Victoria Embankment Gardens, London. The star-studded event raised money for Global's Make Some Noise, the charity set up by Global, the media and entertainment group, to help disadvantaged youngsters across the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 23, 2017. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Prime Minister Gordon Brown in the studio with LBC presenter James O'Brien during his visit to open the Headquarters of Global Radio in Leicester Square, central London.
Diver Tom Daley is pictured with James O'Brien on LBC 97.3 where he has been talking about his career and Nestle's Get Set, Go Free campaign, which gives families the opportunity to try activities for free this summer.

As for Jeremy Corbyn and the left of the Labour party, he said: "They will be queuing up to say it's the media's fault. Or it's the Zionist lobby's fault. Or it's the Centrists' fault. Or it's all Tony Blair's fault.

"It's everybody's fault except Jeremy Corbyn's fault.

"You're wrong. But I appreciate you're not ready to hear that yet. And that is the problem.

"You weren't ready to admit it after the last election. You weren't ready to admit it after the debacle of the Brexit referendum. You weren't ready to admit it after various catastrophes beset the leadership.

"You still kept the faith. For me, the way I feel is that the Brexit believers are very similar to the die-hard Corbynsitas.

"It was as if both were telling us all you had to do is believe more."

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