Listen to what follows in disbelief and wonder, dear reader:
THE worst interview by a politician EVER. I expect @BBCNews & @itvnews will cover it & it'll be in every newspaper 🤔 pic.twitter.com/k2id2nk8DR
— John Prescott (@johnprescott) June 21, 2017
Absorb the scorn:
Eddie Mair is absolutely owning Boris Johnson in this interview. I wish Humphrys et al would take a few tips from him. #radio4pm
— Jane Middleton (@cinnamontoastuk) June 21, 2017
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:
I urge everyone that mocked Diane Abbott to listen to this. I'm sure you'll show Boris the same disgusting abuse, not. https://t.co/BTImKLrCv1
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) June 21, 2017
If Boris Johnson was a black woman, he'd be absolutely crucified in the most personal, vicious way possible for that BBC interview.
— Owen Jones 🌹 (@OwenJones84) June 21, 2017
Diane Abbott was mercilessly attacked and called incompetent for getting her numbers wrong. You can bet that won't happen to Johnson https://t.co/5vXNuWnhpy
— Maya Goodfellow (@MayaGoodfellow) June 21, 2017
This is pretty damn embarrassing but I guarantee he won't have the opprobrium heaped on him that @HackneyAbbott received https://t.co/kF2xbXPfAS
— ChukaUmunna (@ChukaUmunna) June 21, 2017
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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Best interview I have ever listened too….If only it was not so tragic for us mortals ….A very worried man >>>
Haha what a bumbling oaf
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.
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.)!
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?????
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
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.
Just what a “free press” is worth. Absolutely nothing.