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21 December 2017, 10:38 | Updated: 21 December 2017, 11:41
James O'Brien had a very simple question today: If Damian Green was sacked from the government for lying, how come Boris Johnson and David Davis still have jobs?
The First Secretary of State was asked to step down last night after a report concluded that he had misled the Prime Minister over whether he was aware there was pornography on his office computer.
But James wanted to know how the Foreign and Brexit Secretaries are still in position if lying is a sackable offence.
Speaking on his LBC show, James said: "How has Boris Johnson still got a job? Boris Johnson is pretty much dishonesty-made-flesh.
"It's not an exaggeration or a matter of opinion to describe him as a man who has lied to all of his wives and lovers, he has lied to his employers, he has lied to his party leaders, he's lied to just about every imaginable person that's ever come into his orbit and yet he still got a job.
"So what moral code is Boris Johnson being held to? Of course, him and the Defence Department continue to flog weapons to Saudi Arabia which are being used to bomb Yemen which will continue the refugee crisis for another generation and no doubt ferment hatred of the West in the Middle East."
James also suggested the Brexit Secretary is in the same situation, after be claimed he would resign if Mr Green was sacked, but still remains in post.
He added: "David Davis today has painted a big target on his back as he goes into the most important negotiations this country has arguably ever faced.
"He's got a big target on his back, saying 'Don't believe a word I say, I can't even be trusted to resign when I've promised to resign in the event of my friends getting sacked. He's just been sacked, I haven't resigned'."
James suggested the reason is that Damian Green lied to the Prime Minister, which was a sacking offence, whereas David Davis and Boris Johnson lied to the public, which doesn't seem to be.