Boris Johnson can’t even get his facts right about porkie pies

Pig-eyed: Is this the expression Boris Johnson pulls when he’s eating porkie pies… or when he’s telling them?

The UK’s prime minister is so inept he cannot even tell the truth about pork pies, it has been revealed.

Boris Johnson, pilloried as a “known liar” last week by Channel 4’s news chief, has been revealed to be unable to get his facts right in a row about the humble Melton Mowbray pork pie.

In a rather desperate bid to encourage Donald Trump into cutting tariffs on UK exports to the United States, BoJob had claimed that pies from the UK town are exported to other countries but not the US.

He was wrong.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said the pork pies are exported to Thailand and Iceland, but not the US.

But the Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association said they were not exported to those countries as far as it knew.

Downing Street said pie producer Walker & Sons exported pies to numerous countries – but Walker & Sons told the BBC that was not correct.

The company said it used to export a “tiny amount” of pork pies to Singapore, but had not done so for “at least two years” and is now “entirely focused on the UK market”.

This is a critical time for the United Kingdom. Brexit makes this nation particularly vulnerable.

At such a time, we need a prime minister with a firm grip of the facts.

Instead we have an overgrown, backward schoolboy who thinks bluff and bluster can substitute for accuracy and who will undoubtedly do his country an uncountable amount of harm.

Source: Melton Mowbray pork pie makers and No 10 clash over Johnson claim – BBC News

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  1. trev August 26, 2019 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    He’s absolutely hopeless, a buffoon of the highest order who obviously can’t be bothered to do any research. Just like Trump, an idiot

  2. Growing Flame August 26, 2019 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Yes, Trump and mini-Trump(Bojob) are hopeless liars. But they know that their core voters will support them because they WANT to hear confirmation that, for example, the UK can’t sell pork pies to America because of the big, bad EU. But soon, with a wonderful new trading deal with the US, one of the biggest pig meat producers in the world with a huge farmers lobby to match, there will be no problem. That should go well!!!

    • trev August 27, 2019 at 10:42 am - Reply

      Given the concerns about the environment he ought not be promoting meat products anyway. Jeremy Corbyn sets a better example in my view by being a vegetarian.

  3. Meryl August 26, 2019 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    It seems that the Melton Mowbray quote as far as it knew actually meant they didn’t know the answer and were wrong.

    • Mike Sivier August 28, 2019 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      No, Melton Mowbray would have been in possession of the right information. Boob is, of course, a fool who makes up stories as he goes along.

  4. Mrs Susan Garth August 26, 2019 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Boris Johnson consistently tells lies . i think he never expects to be challenged on them and when it happens he just fobs off the challenges ,he is such an A***H***

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