Bone-head: Tory Brexiteer humiliates himself in Newsnight interview

Peter Bone: he appears to be auditioning for a role as the Ghost of Brexit Yet to Come.

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:

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:

(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.)

Well, not all of the comments made sense of what he was saying…

Needless to say, his performance prompted criticism of its own:

Perhaps the best summary came from a parody account:

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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8 thoughts on “Bone-head: Tory Brexiteer humiliates himself in Newsnight interview

  1. Jan Brooker

    Oh dear! Humour bypass? [unless a double entendre]. Whiting game ~ something *fishy* about the humour. Have you lost your sole?

  2. Simon Cohen

    “But it seems clear that most of the UK is sick of him, of his party, and of their constant failures.”

    I think it’s a bit too early to say that Mike, given the research in the Red Wall areas:

    ‘Mattinson has long conducted voter research for Labour. Her interviewees, all former Labour voters who chose the Tories in 2019, often admire Donald Trump, sometimes wish Britain still had an empire, and believe that Boris Johnson and Brexit will “make Britain great again”. They hate “scroungers”, political correctness and urban liberals, especially if they’re from London.

    Instead, they rage against Labour: as somehow both “weak” and “arrogant”, too “old-fashioned” and too trendily modern, too “middle-class” and too concerned with poverty. Even allowing for the tendency of voters who’ve dumped a party to talk up its supposed faults, this disenchantment seems deep. “Those we spoke to were not expecting to return to Labour any time soon,” writes Mattinson’

    Sad stuff!

  3. kateuk

    I think the “whiting” game was meant as a pun, as a whiting is a fish! The entire post is littered with fishy/seafood references – Brill, conger, winkle, whiting, and even sturgeon!

  4. Hecuba

    Peter Bone is representative of the whole fascist tory government because none of them have any intelligence whatsoever. Their only claim to infamy is the fact they are all fascists determined to create their little england and destroy our economy!

    Bone is an MP which proves intelligence not needed just an overweening male ego and a big voice!

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