What did Boris Johnson think he would achieve by sniggering about his failure to produce a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union in a televised press conference?
A wave of ill-feeling against him as the nation collectively realised we have been hoodwinked into believing a liar?
A wave of doubt as the nation collectively realised we don’t know why he was having a giggle with his transport secretary, Grant Shapps – but that it certainly won’t signify anything good for the UK as a whole?
Confirmation that he’s pig-headed and selfish?
All of the above?
That’s what Twitter seems to think:
Mutant virus, borders shut, economy crashing, thousands dying.
And still “the PM” sniggers #DowningStreetBriefing #PressConference pic.twitter.com/i3U2HTsEpN
— Elephant (@fant1345) December 21, 2020
Peston: You must know by now whether we'll get a trade deal. Will we?
Johnson laughs and looks at Shapps. Shapps grins back.
— Tony – I'd rather be a do-gooder than a do-badder (@IsntTony105) December 21, 2020
This sums it up. Laughing with his mate when asked a question about a No Deal Brexit. All a big joke to him, absolute disgrace.#DowningStreetBriefing pic.twitter.com/U3P2tOAz12
— Matt Smith (@matt_smith73_) December 21, 2020
It's funny isn't it everyone? Let's see just how funny? @BorisJohnson #downingstreetbriefing #BorisFailedBritain#brexitisfunny #disgusted #BrexitReality #BrexitIsland #brexitdeal pic.twitter.com/DrpPxCLPN9
— Jock (@jockmcleod53) December 21, 2020
Having a little giggle and smirk with your mate on national television during the #DowningStreetBriefing when nearly 70,000 people have died and my NHS colleagues are working themselves to the bone supporting critically unwell Covid-19 patients. Absolutely disgraceful. Dire. pic.twitter.com/oN2uHOYy35
— Stephen Charleston (@nohandsup) December 21, 2020
The Mirror‘s Pippa Crerar put her finger on the nub of the matter when she pointed out that Johnson consistently overpromises and the fails to deliver on his claims.
Well done @PippaCrerar– the only one asking tough questions of the PM. Just a shame we always get the same waffling answer 😫 #DowningStreetBriefing #BorisHasFailedTheNationpic.twitter.com/V79aA9qQWq
— Laverne Anderson (@laverne742) December 21, 2020
And this was his answer:
Johnson was asked why he keeps over promising and under delivering. He said things would be better by Easter. He really isn’t up to the job, is he?
— Bill Esterson (@Bill_Esterson) December 21, 2020
No wonder so many people have lost any faith that the UK’s failed Tory prime minister – and its failed Tory government – will achieve anything good for the people of the UK. All they can do is giggle and tell us something will turn up in the future.
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He’s giggling thinking about all the money him and his mates will make out of a no deal Brexit at the expense of the rest of us