A Berkshire health boss has deleted a tweet calling Boris Johnson a “bully” and suggesting his government is a “fascist dictatorship”.

The Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (BWCCG) have apologised for the tweet by chief officer Cathy Winfield.

Ms Winfield tweeted on August 31: “If they vote for the extension they are unlikely to want to stand for a fascist dictatorship.

“There is nothing to stop them standing as independents or forming a coalition with other sensible centrist MPs.

“Boris’s bullying will fail”.

The tweet was been deleted after BWCCG were notified.

A spokesperson for BWCCG said: “Cathy Winfield is currently out of the country and this tweet was sent in error and has since been deleted. We apologise unreservedly for any offence it may have caused.”

Her tweet received a mixed response from members of the public with some suggesting she should not be tweeting her personal political views and others praising her for ‘”telling the truth”.

21 Conservative MPs, including Newbury MP Richard Benyon,  had the whip removed yesterday after voting against the government to take control of the commons.

MPs will now move legislation in parliament today in an effort to prevent a no deal Brexit.

The legislation instructs Mr Johnson to ask the EU for an extension of the Brexit process until January 31 2020.

Mr Johnson responded by stating he would call for an election but opposition leaders suggested the would seek to push through the legislation first.

MPs have sped up the plans after the Queen approved Mr Johnson’s  plan to close parliament for 23 working days until October 14.

Mr Johnson has promised to leave the EU on October 31, with or without a deal but may be forced to ask for a deal if MPs against no deal have their way.

The NHS Berkshire West CCG was established on April 1 2018, following the merger of Newbury, Wokingham, North and West Reading and South Reading CCGs.

The CCG is made up of 51 member GP Practices across the whole locality, serving a population of 528,000 people.

It is the CCG’s responsibility to commission services, planning, designing and paying for NHS services for all its population, including those provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the services provided by GP practices.