VIDEO – Johnson’s greatest flops: it’s been a bad week to be a Tory

Hand over mouth: It’s the only way he can stop himself putting his foot in it.

The first full week of the general election campaign could not have gone worse for Boris Johnson.

It was like a re-run of the Conservative government’s greatest flops since it came into office in 2010, starting with Boris Johnson’s disgusting failure to respond to the flooding crisis in the north, and ending with the Bolton blaze, accelerated by cladding – two years after dozens were killed in Grenfell Tower.

The opinion polls might have said the opposite, but he started out in a terrible situation – caused by his own government’s misbehaviour over a period of years:

Mr Johnson tried to undertake a tour of the UK, but few members of the public seemed to want to talk to him…

… and many of the appearances seemed to have been arranged as if in secret.

His television appearances were a similar disaster, with the prime minister coming across as a stumbling zombie:

It seems he’s hopeless if he hasn’t got a script. This radio interview is even worse:

So, after the first full week of campaigning, this is the verdict:

There are many more clips I could have used in this piece; there will be many more to come. I’m looking forward to seeing Mr Johnson cock up his response to the Bolton blaze, for example.

For voters everywhere, there can be only one conclusion: This man and his party must be removed from office on December 12.

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3 thoughts on “VIDEO – Johnson’s greatest flops: it’s been a bad week to be a Tory

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      And now I’m feeling guilty because I have been meaning to read The Critique Archives for days now and haven’t got around to it.

      I can heartily recommend it to everybody reading Vox Political. Do yourself a favour and visit!

  1. Mark C

    Johnson reminds me of Ben Swain from The Thick of It, whose disastrous bumbling appearance on Newsnight earned this comment from Malcolm Tucker; “who did your PR training, Myra Hindley?”

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