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Russell Howard’s farewell to Boris Johnson (Something for the weekend)

Boris Johnson: was this his expression after seeing Russell Howard’s summary of his time in office?

He may be frothing at the mouth with fury at the recommendations of the Commons Privileges Committee but we can still have a laugh at Boris Johnson’s expense.

Russell Howard has offered up a compilation of the best Boris Johnson moment from his TV show, which is just the thing to brighten up a hot and humid weekend.

Sadly, when trying to link it, I’ve discovered – well, read it for yourself. If you’re old enough (ha ha ha!) then please click on the link. It’s well worth it!


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April fool? Political jokes on THAT day of the year

Rishi Sunak and the Tories: the biggest political April Fool of this or any other year is the fact that they are (allegedly) running the country.

Way back when I was working on the old Bristol Journal, we used to put out a special supplement on the week of April Fool’s Day, with stories suggesting the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was now living in a flat in Hartcliffe, and the annual Balloon Fiesta was now to be restricted to the then defunct Avon House, former home of Avon County Council.

Do newspapers still do that?

I’ve found a few examples of the same thing online…

… at least, I think they’re April Fools.

Have you found any fun ones? Please let me know in the comments.


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Something for the weekend? A comment on Labour’s open-door policy for right-wingers

Is this really a joke?

After Keir Starmer’s party readmitted Angela ‘Funny Tinge’ Smith, Mike ‘Trot Off’ Gapes and Luciana ‘Antisemitism accusations against my own constituency party members’ Berger, it would be easy to believe it has accepted an application from ‘Hatey’ Katie Hopkins.

This Site has, for many years, refused to acknowledge her existence but this was such low-hanging fruit it was impossible to ignore it.

Needless to say, I shall continue ignoring her existence in the future.


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What would happen if Liz Truss did panto? Find out here

There are a few well-observed jabs in this Liv Struss parody from Nerine Skinner.

The thought of her doing pantomime probably really is too terrifying for today’s children, but as a comedy concept – well, see for yourself if you think it has legs:

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Matt Hancock comes under more mockery – from Russell Howard

Yes, we’ve had a lot of commentary about Matt Hancock going into the jungle for I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, but most of it focuses on the serious issues people have with a former government minister whose decisions harmed many thousands.

Here comes Russell Howard and – yes – there’s a fair amount of indignation here. But there’s also a huge amount of straightforward ridicule and outright hilarity:

I know. You needed that. Right?

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Why did Rishi Sunak watch Baywatch sitting on a plastic blanket? Russell Howard has… an… answer

It’s the weekend so let’s have some fun.

Here’s Russell Howard with his spot appraisal of new prime minister Rishi Sunak.

Russell goes over the public’s glee at being rid of Liz Truss, their inability to pronounce Sunak’s name, and even touches on the new prime minister’s childhood when, apparently, he watched Baywatch while eating pizza, perched on a plastic blanket.

Why?

Watch:

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Is this the reason Rishi Sunak u-turned on attending COP 27? [VIDEO – SATIRE]

If you were wondering why Rishi Sunak suddenly decided to attend the COP 27 climate change summit after all – and you’re not convinced that it was because Boris Johnson said he’d be going, then here’s an alternative (but even less convincing) explanation:

… or IS it less convincing?

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Liv Struss has gone – so get ready for Ricki Shunak [VIDEO – SATIRE]

“The aftermath of Covid still lingers – as does the smell of chees in Number 10.”

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That Liz Truss resignation speech in full [SATIRE; STRONG LANGUAGE]

No, this isn’t that Liz Truss resignation speech.

It’s this one – and thanks to Sooz Kempner for providing it:

(If you want the actual resignation speech, it’s elsewhere on This Site – but this one pretty much says it all anyway!)

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Start the week with a laugh: here’s Liv Struss announcing her new Chancellor

It’s a new week, so let’s start by reminding Liz Truss of the worst moments of the last one – like her train crash press conference announcing that she had sacked Kwasi Kwarteng and was bringing in Germy Hunt as her new Chancellor:

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