Mayor sacked after saying Boris Johnson ‘deserves’ to be in hospital over coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was recently moved from an intensive care unit after he contracted the deadly coronavirus and failed to shake the deadly bug.

Sheila Oakes was sacked from her solicitors firm (Image: PA)

A Labour Mayor has been sacked from her law firm after she said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson “completely deserves this” after he was hospitalised with coronavirus.

Sheila Oakes, mayor of Heanor in Derbyshire, shared the comment on Facebook on Monday night.

Her post, a reply to a message asking people to pray for the Prime Minister, said: “Sorry, he completely deserves this and he is one of the worst PMs we’ve ever had.”

After making the comments, Amber Valley Labour whip said it would launch a “full investigation” into Ms Oakes’s remarks.

It also emerged that she lost her job at the solicitors firm VHS Fletchers where Ms Oakes worked as a paralegal.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.