This is a great find by Skwawkbox:
The so-called ‘msm’ reported earlier today that Boris Johnson had cancelled a Downing Street reception for the England team, after the team narrowly lost the European final on Sunday, in a ‘snub’ to the players.
However, it is now emerging that the event was cancelled because England’s players refused to attend, in solidarity with black team-mates because Johnson and his front bench had fanned the flames of racism toward Marcus Rashford and other black players.
So Johnson lied again.
He led his tame client journalists to report that he was snubbing the England team when in fact, they were snubbing him.
Neither position is tenable for a prime minister who spent PMQs today (July 14) trying to claim that his government was leading the fight against racism:
- If he snubbed the England team, then it was because of members’ stand against racism so he is racist; and
- If the England team snubbed him, then it was because they agreed with team member Tyrone Mings that his Home Secretary Priti Patel ‘stoked’ racism – and that, by supporting her, Johnson does the same – so he is racist.
So the prime minister has boxed himself into his own racist pigeonhole.
Perhaps he’d like another fridge to hide in?