Simply 17 tweets about the launch of Boris Johnson’s Tory leadership bid
Boris Johnson launched his bid to be leader of the Tory party and our next prime minister today.
Great question by @BethRigby about Boris Johnson's horrible comments about Muslim women.
His response is telling. He is appealing squarely to a right-wing base, who applaud the mocking of minorities as 'free speech' and see it as 'refreshing'. pic.twitter.com/R0jPLTVOgc
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 12, 2019
And it generated no end of comment on Twitter, as you might imagine, and here are 17 of our favourite responses.
He’s like all the other Tory party leader candidates joined together & made a Power Rangers Megacunt
— joe heenan (@joeheenan) June 12, 2019
Just arrived at Boris Johnson launch. AKA the jobs fair for Tory MPs
— John Crace (@JohnJCrace) June 12, 2019
Boris Johnson says with a straight face he will "unite this country and unite this society".
The same man who described black people as "piccaninnies", mocked Muslim women as "bank robbers" and peddled lies throughout the referendum.
Britain deserves so much better than this.
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 12, 2019
Boris Johnson was a great Mayor of London for property developers hoping to turn fire stations into flats & a terrible Mayor of London for firefighters. That should be all any honest voter needs to know about his tenure.
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) June 12, 2019
Boris Johnson is a despicable person and a crap politician. Message ends.
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) June 12, 2019
Translation: I am on cocaine right now! https://t.co/zac1iwxrFJ
— Richard K Herring (@Herring1967) June 12, 2019
And by the way saying @BorisJohnson delivered the 2012 Olympics when he was Mayor of London makes about as much sense as saying Harold Wilson delivered Punk Rock because he was Prime Minister. Tessa Jowell and Seb Coe delivered the Olympics.
— Frank Cottrell-Boyce (@frankcottrell_b) June 12, 2019
Beth Rigby: Why did you call Muslim women letterboxes?
Boris Johnson: British people want politicians to say what they mean.
— Maurice Mcleod (@mowords) June 12, 2019
Boris Johnson's Tory supporters applauding the poisonous serial liar's mockery of vulnerable British Muslim women underlines the illegitimacy of this tiny reactionary sect imposing on Britain a slimeball as Prime Minister
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) June 12, 2019
— Peter Brookes (@BrookesTimes) June 12, 2019
Boris Johnson has zero class. You shouldn't be anywhere near high office if you stay quiet while your henchmen jeer at the journalists who are there to scrutinise you.
— Kirsty Strickland (@KirstyStricklan) June 12, 2019
Apocalypse Now. pic.twitter.com/5eTELXvjY9
— Brian Spancock (@BrianSpanner1) June 12, 2019
Who actually gives a flying shit if Johnson used cocaine? What's more pertinent is his racism, his elitism, his entitlement, his fake waggish persona, his narcissism, his laziness, his self-serving pomposity, his lies, his ignorance <etc etc over 20 tweets>
— jennylandreth (@jennylandreth) June 12, 2019
Dear Mr Johnson,
I see from the papers that you intend to "unite the country" by becoming "our" new Prime Minister. You seem to think that old people like you. Well some of us very much don't. You two-faced three-chinned lying fucking PISSFLUME.
A STATE PENSIONER
— Ian Martin (@IanMartin) June 12, 2019
Is Boris Johnson actually a character created by @RealMattLucas for his next show, Lidl Britain?
— Shaun Keaveny (@shaunwkeaveny) June 12, 2019
Just remembered that a journalist asked a candidate for PM about his deeply Islamophobic and racist comments, and was booed by other politicians in the room. There's your Britain, lads.
— John Rain CBE (@MrKenShabby) June 12, 2019
If you believe Boris Johnson will win a 140-seat majority against Jeremy Corbyn, I've got a leather-bound collection of Theresa May's 2017 polling leads you might like to buy.
— Matt Chorley (@MattChorley) June 12, 2019
Rory Bremner had an alternative take.
— Rory Bremner (@rorybremner) June 12, 2019
In summary …
Baskerville, my two year old, just woke up in tears.
I ran upstairs and found her sobbing in her bedroom doorway.
“Daddy,” she cried. “Boris… Boris Johnson.”
I grasped her hand.
“What, sweetie? What?”
She fell to her knees.
“He’s such a fucking cunt.”
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) June 10, 2019