Peter Bone made a name for himself as an annoyance to David Cameron during Prime Minister’s Questions, back between 2010 and 2016.
Now it seems he is embarking on a new career as an embarrassment to the whole Conservative Party.
That was certainly the effect of his Newsnight interview on September 11.
Watch it for yourself:
“We will get a deal, which is in the interest of both the UK and the EU, probably before this Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.”
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) September 11, 2020
If your head is spinning after listening to all that self-justifying waffle, I’ve found some handy comments to clear up what he was saying and why it is tripe:
Peter Bone 'logic':
"Your honour, I did plan the armed robbery and got hold of the guns but I didn't need to do it in the end because some blackmail paid off"
— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) September 11, 2020
Peter Bone on Newsnight, with the old Brexiter line, which I hoped we’d heard the last of: “Who is going to build this Irish border? UK won’t build it.”
Their attitude towards the GFA, the communities of NI & IRL, and the EU SM&CU is as belligerent and reckless as it always was.
— Damon Evans (@damocrat) September 11, 2020
Peter Bone says that it's the EU is negotiating in bad faith when it's actually the UK Govt who has been negotiating in bad faith. #Newsnight
— Matti Colley #FBPE #GTTO #Resist #Rejoin 🇪🇺 3.5% (@matti_colley) September 11, 2020
Peter Bone on Newsnight twatting on about fish again. What is it with these weird, pescaphile Brexit fuckers?
“We might just blow up a couple of decades of painstakingly negotiated peace, but it’s worth it to satisfy my unnatural obsession with cod.”
— 🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈 (@SpillerOfTea) September 11, 2020
Peter Bone droning on about fish again.
Brexiters don't really care about fish & they don't want a Brill deal- they just want to conger the EU. Johnson is playing a whiting game to see if he can winkle anything useful from EU. Shame he hasn't got Sturgeon's leadership skills
— @elisled2 #FBPE #HopeDiesLast (@elisled2) September 11, 2020
(I think maybe some of these commenters were a bit “tired and emotional” when they were typing these messages. @elisled2, above, probably meant a “waiting” game, rather than a “whiting” game, whatever that may be.)
Peter Bone with that classic debate tactic of yelling nonsense pic.twitter.com/8cQq0uDi5p
— Running on the Backfleets (@cfleetshuffle) September 11, 2020
— Jeanette Nicholas (@jeanichol) September 11, 2020
Well, not all of the comments made sense of what he was saying…
Peter Bone: "Well it was the EU that voted for this, they made this happen, this is their fault for making us do all of this. Treason. Spitfires and so forth."#Newsnight
— WillieMillersMoustache (@williemillersm1) September 11, 2020
Needless to say, his performance prompted criticism of its own:
Christ on a bike! That Peter Bone is like some bad guy out of a Dicken's novel. How pathetically pointlessness this sad arse of a country has become.#Newsnight
— Enemywithin (@BryanFerriman) September 11, 2020
I see Peter Bone is no less barking than before, which in these uncertain times is almost reassuring. He'd shit in your hat and tell you it was black forest gateau.#Newsnight
— Brian Harris (@harrisimo) September 11, 2020
Perhaps the best summary came from a parody account:
I would like to apologise for the performance of Peter Bone, who unfortunately managed to evade his carer and not take his medication for two days in a row. #Newsnight
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) September 11, 2020
I’m sure some people supported what he had to say – sad, misled people.
But it seems clear that most of the UK is sick of him, of his party, and of their constant failures.
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