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The bumbling buffoon that is Boris Johnson hasn’t had a great few weeks.
Further evidence has emerged showing his involvement in Partygate, which saw Downing Street staff jolling while millions of British citizens stayed at home and followed the government’s strict COVID-19 rules.
One rule for them and another for us.
Patience appears to have worn thin and the British Prime Minister was booed on multiple occasions during this weekend’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.
On Friday morning, BoJo pulled up at St Paul’s Cathedral in London with his wife, Carrie, for the thanksgiving service. The crowd gathered outside could clearly be heard booing.
I can imagine one of his aides telling him they’re saying ‘Boooo-ris’ and not ‘boo’. Sort of like the cricketer Joe Root’s ‘Roooooot’ or Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Siuuuuuu’.
He was booed on the way out, too:
UK prime minister Boris Johnson booed relentlessly as he left St Paul’s cathedral following the jubilee Thanksgiving this lunchtime 👀 pic.twitter.com/Pj4jCTHmD0
— Teleցram News Channel 🌐 (@George62989794) June 3, 2022
BoJo then popped in for a Friday lunchtime visit at Morito, a restaurant in East London where his son Theo was working.
Theo is one of the children that the Prime Minister publicly admits is his. He’s rather reserved when quizzed about other offspring.
He didn’t receive a warm welcome at Morito, either, reports The Daily Mail via a few unnamed sources:
Johnson was playing the supportive dad, enjoying a hearty meal during a break from his official duties. ‘Boris had a nice lunch,’ my source tells me. But his restful meal was disturbed by heckles from fellow diners…
The PM responded with a dismissive hand gesture and left the establishment. ‘He flicked his finger at the customers when he got booed,’ my source tells me. ‘It was horrible, it just created a nasty atmosphere.’
…Theo, 22, who shares his father’s distinctive shock of blond hair, no longer works at the restaurant. He left shortly after Boris’s visit, though this is thought to be unrelated.
So he worked there on Friday but no longer does as of the above report published Saturday? That was quick.
You know you’re in real bother when you’re a Tory and you lose The Daily Mail’s readers. These are the top-rated comments:
Johannesburg, Australia? Alrighty then.
The fun didn’t end with his Friday arvie booing. During the Platinum Party at the Palace, a concert in front of Buckingham Palace on Saturday, the prime minister was booed once more:
— (@allymc29) June 4, 2022
He also came under fire from comedian Lee Mack, reports The Mirror:
“We are here right outside the gates of Buckingham Palace for the party of a lifetime,” Mack said. “I’ll tell you what – finally we can say the words ‘party’ and ‘gate’ and it’s a positive.”
Stephen Fry was also in an unforgiving mood:
Speaking of the Queen’s stoicism, Fry said: “How many local sewage works has our Majesty opened with a bright smile? How many plaques unveiled?
“How many trees planted, ribbons cut, ships launched? How many prime ministers tolerated – for that alone, no admiration is high enough.”
Working at the local sewage works is a tougher gig than cutting a ribbon at one, Stephen, but your point about rotten prime ministers stands.
Boris’ days may well be numbered as Conservative Party rebels appear set to trigger a no-confidence vote as soon as this week.
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