David Davis tells GB News Boris Johnson should retract and apologise for Savile comments aimed at Keir Starmer after protesters surround Labour leader

Mr Johnson accused Sir Keir of having 'used his time prosecuting journalists and failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile' while director of public prosecutions.

Boris Johnson "should retract" his statement to Keir Starmer that he failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile MP David Davis has told GB News.

Davis continued that the Prime Minister should "apologise” for his comments.

Mr Johnson accused Sir Keir of having “used his time prosecuting journalists and failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile” while director of public prosecutions (DPP) during Parliament.

“These demonstrations show the risk of making frankly tasteless comments like that." he continued.

"Sir Keir Starmer is not guilty of anything with respect to Jimmy Savile. The Prime Minister shouldn’t have said it, he should in turn apologise."

Boris Johnson has come under fresh pressure over the Jimmy Savile smear he aimed at Sir Keir Starmer after the Labour leader had to be rescued by police from a mob near Parliament.

Sir Keir faced baseless allegations of “protecting paedophiles” and chants about the sex offender from protesters before being bundled into a police car for protection.

Former Cabinet minister Julian Smith was among several Conservative MPs to demand that the Prime Minister fully withdraws the Savile slur for the sake of Sir Keir’s security in the wake of the incident on Monday.

Mr Johnson tweeted that the “behaviour directed” at the Labour leader was “absolutely disgraceful” but did not address the nature of the abuse.

Officers stepped in to protect the Opposition leader as the group, some protesting against Covid measures, followed him from outside Scotland Yard.

On at least two videos posted to social media, a man and a woman were heard shouting about Savile to the Labour leader, as he walked with shadow foreign secretary David Lammy.

At least one person was heard repeatedly shouting about “protecting paedophiles”.

Scotland Yard said two arrests were made following clashes between police and protesters on the Victoria Embankment after Sir Keir was taken to safety.

A Metropolitan Police statement said: “Shortly after 5.10pm on Monday, February 7, a man who had been surrounded by a group of protesters near to New Scotland Yard, was taken away from the scene by a police car.

“A man and a woman were arrested at the scene for assault of an emergency worker after a traffic cone was thrown at a police officer.”