Favourite 5 responses to today’s Telegraph front page about Telegraph columnist Boris Johnson
No-one is more excited (with the possible exception of Boris Johnson) by the prospect of Boris Johnson becoming PM than the Daily Telegraph.
It devoted its entire front page to the Tory leader wannabe’s launch and the ‘prime minister in waiting’.
Here’s how Allison Pearson’s front page commentary begins.
‘Oh, thank God, the overwhelming sense of relief! After three years of being led (and misled) by a stooping, scuttling wraith of a Prime Minister, after the misery of constipation with no laxatives, after abject humiliation and Nervous Nellies and national shame and speak-your-weight sound bites and Project Fear and oh dear, oh dear we have forgotten what optimism feels like, here comes Boris.’
And these 5 responses pretty much nail it.
Now is the time to remember Boris Johnson gets paid £5,200 a week by The Daily Telegraph. pic.twitter.com/fQQGzPsiHW
— Tom Watson (@tom_watson) June 13, 2019
Oh nice! Advertorial https://t.co/LiMGvYC1UJ
— Aditya Chakrabortty (@chakrabortty) June 12, 2019
Translate that into Turkish and you have Erdogan’s idea of what a front page should look like https://t.co/1hiGVXq4e8
— Jonathan Freedland (@Freedland) June 12, 2019
Unusual of Boris Johnson to publish his daily newsletter as a broadsheet. https://t.co/IV4CzSnR63
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) June 12, 2019
really hope someone will one day love me and stand by my shamelessly ill-thought-out decisions as much as the Telegraph does with Boris Johnson https://t.co/4USdQA8qF9
— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) June 12, 2019
But perhaps the best response, the very best response, came from this guy, in reply to BBC journalist Neil Henderson.
Do you realise you are exhibiting all the tropes of a fascist supporting media that you would be so quick to condemn in other countries? Are you so bereft of self awareness that you can’t see that? Or are you, but the money’s great? Have you learned nothing from history?
— Nick Peters (@NickPeters_TM) June 12, 2019
Hi Nick! Thanks for the feedback. We tweet the national papers front and back pages as a little service to our friends on the Twitter. Have a great day! https://t.co/XrOA4Dq5rh
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) June 13, 2019
Hi Nick. What til you find out what my newsagent’s been doing. Every single morning.
— RetroSchott141_15 (@RetroSchott) June 13, 2019