'Over-promoted rubber bath toy': Hugh Grant lashes out at Boris Johnson over parliament suspension

Love Actually star Hugh Grant has lashed out at British Prime Minister over the latest Brexit drama.

Boris Johnson will suspend parliament for more than a month in September, leaving politicians just two weeks to meet and debate before the deadline to leave the European Union.

According to the new schedule, parliament will return from summer break on September 3, sitting for two weeks before breaking up to allow party conferences.

Johnson has set the date for the Queen's Speech, which will reopen parliament after breaking up for the conferences, for October 14 - just two weeks before Brexit day of October 31.

"Make no mistake, this is a very British coup," Labour MP John McDonnell said on Wednesday (UK time) when the news broke.  

Grant was far less reserved in his comments, launching a foul-mouthed tirade against Johnson on Twitter.

"You will not f**k with my children's future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend," he wrote.

"F**k off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and [your] little gang of masturbatory prefects."

A tweet from Hugh Grant's verified account which reads: "You will not f**k with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend. F**k off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and [your] little gang of masturbatory prefects."
The tweet. Photo credit: Twitter/Hugh Grant

Grant hasn't had much to do with politics, aside from playing a Prime Minister in a 2003 romantic comedy, but he endorsed Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates in the 2015 election. 

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