Boris Johnson makes an ass of himself on radio interview – but will he receive Diane Abbott-style ridicule?

Listen to what follows in disbelief and wonder, dear reader:

Absorb the scorn:

Simon N Ricketts tweeted: “Eddie Mair to a bumbling Boris Johnson. ‘This is not the Two Ronnies. You don’t get to answer the previous question.’”

The reason for the mockery is clear to anyone with a long enough memory: Diane Abbott was brutally abused for making mistakes about Labour’s plans to restore police numbers, and the cost of those plans, only a few weeks ago during the general election campaign.

Would the mainstream media pillory Mr Johnson in the same way? John Prescott didn’t think so (see his tweet above). Nor did others:

No, Mr Johnson probably won’t be ridiculed as much as Diane Abbott.

But he should.

He – and the Conservative government – is a national embarrassment.

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8 thoughts on “Boris Johnson makes an ass of himself on radio interview – but will he receive Diane Abbott-style ridicule?

  1. NMac

    Johnson is an overweight, ignorant, dishonest, corrupt and fraudulent slob. He used to be able to cover up his ignorance behind a thin veneer of false and childish buffoonery. Fortunately he has now been discredited and he has been shown up for what he is – an extremely poor and very dishonest journalist. The sooner public life sees the back of this odious individual the better for the whole country.

  2. Roy Beiley

    What is more worrying is that he could replace May in the Night of the Long Knives and become PM if only for a short time ( hopefully.)!

  3. damo

    The mask has slipped over the last year boris has proved and shown to everyone what an unsavorie untrustworthy revolting character he realy is this guy is a serpant …..hes not bright he,s low cunning devious he would turn on anyone in a second if the stood in his way …why is this horrible man in any position of power?????

  4. Justin

    I feel safe listening to the strong and stable voice of leadership!!!

    in the meantime it is my usual joke session

    the ex mayor of London bought 3 riot control vehicles, spent millions they cannot use on them but they do have a nice cd player system Christmas Float anyone,combine that with the vote leave bus with it’s nice pretty shiny red colour and the next biggest lie in history printed on the side of it,you could give them all silly uniforms,bells and tassles and there you have it Boris and the Xmas Morris dancing troup.
    sounds sad that I am taking the mick like this but that is my view
    Look at the clowns there running the show
    how frightening but were strong and stable, weak and incompetent sounds better

  5. Dez

    This was a fantastic advert for all those doubting Cons that their resident comedian is leader material…….as an Minister on the top table to have such lack of knowledge of all the key issues of their parties retreat or even geared up to respond in a robust defence shows that the Boris is now a total and complete lost cause. Rock star he is NOT.

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