Alan Sugar says he would rather have voted for the Kray Twins than Jeremy Corbyn

The Apprentice host and billionaire businessman was responding to criticism about his views on Boris Johnson

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Apprentice host and billionaire businessman Alan Sugar has said he would rather have voted for the Kray Twins than Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime Minister.

Lord Sugar was responding to criticism of Boris Johnson on Twitter.

The entrepreneur had asked his followers what it would take to reverse Brexit and return Britain to the European Union, as well as calling for Mr Johnson and Michael Gove to be jailed.

Followers asked Lord Sugar if he felt so strongly about reversing Brexit, then why did he endorse him to become Prime Minister.

Lord Sugar wrote: "For the smart critics highlighting my support of Boris in the last election citing that as hypocrisy.

Alan Sugar
Alan Sugar
Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a protest by unions outside the Houses of Parliament, London
Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a protest by unions outside the Houses of Parliament, London

"The prospects of Corbyn being our Prime MInister I would have supported the Kray brothers also.

"The moral of the story is Corbyn had to be stopped even though I knew Boris to be a liar."

A tweet posted by Lord Sugar at the time of the General Election revealed his support of Boris Johnson.

It read: "I seriously back Boris Johnson to become the new PM.

“The public like him and he will have a good chance of winning the general election in 2021 if not before.

“Anyone who can stop Jeremy Corbyn from becoming PM has my backing.”

Lord Sugar went one step further in 2018, promising to leave the country if Jeremy Corbyn ever became Prime Minister.

He also photoshopped a picture of Mr Corbyn sat in a car with Adolf Hitler.