Hilarity at the Tories’ expense as Labour MP calls for Boris Johnson to ‘FO’ from the FO

Boris Johnson [Image from The Canary].

Labour MP Peter Dowd earned himself a small place in Parliamentary history yesterday (December 14), when he destroyed the credibility of both Theresa May and Boris Johnson in just 15 seconds.

That is the amount of time it took him to ask this question:

Mr Speaker, in the light of the Foreign Secretary’s display of chronic foot-in-mouth disease, when deciding on Cabinet positions, does the Prime Minister now regret that pencilling FO against his name should have been an instruction not a job offer.

That was enough to send the occupants of the green benches into prolonged hysterics. A discomfited Mrs May had to wait for an interruption by the Speaker, John Bercow, before the laughter abated and she could respond. She said:

I have to say that the Foreign Secretary is doing an absolutely excellent job. He is in short an FFS, a fine foreign secretary.

How nice. But those of us who are familiar with Internet slang also know what “FFS” actually means, and in context it seems Mrs May was ill-advised to use it when referring to Mr Johnson.

You see, when referring to a man who embarrassed the Conservative Government by referring to its Middle East ally Saudi Arabia as “puppeteering and playing proxy wars”, and who – as London Mayor – wasted more than £300,000 on water cannons that cannot be used, the original meaning of the abbreviation “FFS” certainly comes to mind.

Perhaps that is why Canary writer Carlyn Harvey penned the following:

There’s one clear ‘instruction’ we should all give the prime minister: FFS, can you please tell the foreign secretary to FO? For all our sakes.

Source: A Labour MP just bulldozed Boris Johnson in 15 seconds flat, and sent PMQs into meltdown | The Canary

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4 thoughts on “Hilarity at the Tories’ expense as Labour MP calls for Boris Johnson to ‘FO’ from the FO

  1. Justin

    FO and FFS just about sums up the tory party in a nutshell, perhaps ffs applies to there policies where as fo should apply to all of them, i doubt very much if there would be support for them if they lost badly in a election (anyone), perhaps they could find a use for ids and co for xmas, sticking them on a german riot wagon with speakers and dressing them up for xmas sounds fun, hohoho look what we waisted loads of taxpayers money on, could even have a name the Boris Lederhosen clown troop, he reminds me of Homer Simpson!!!

  2. John

    Didn’t watch PMQs, but couldn’t resist that bit, after reading this article.
    She didn’t look pleased, did she!

    Pity Corbyn didn’t add FFS, at the beginning of his “get a grip” statement!

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