Rory Bremner’s Boris Johnson speech is so much better than the real thing
Boris Johnson officially launched his leadership bid today with a speech and a press Q&A, in which he answered precisely zero out of six questions. However, before he’d said a word, the absolutely brilliant Rory Bremner had tweeted out his own prediction for how the speech would go, and it captured the essence perfectly.
— Rory Bremner (@rorybremner) June 12, 2019
With its snippet of irrelevant Latin, a smattering of xenophobia and a delivery with all the smoothness of a man eating a yoghurt on a rollercoaster, it’s the embodiment of Boris Johnson, and all delivered in a carbon copy of the MP’s voice.
Here are some of the many admiring comments it’s picked up.
— Deborah Meaden (@DeborahMeaden) June 12, 2019
Glory from Rory. https://t.co/F8yNXmlsRp
— Jonathan Coe (@jonathancoe) June 12, 2019
The master at work https://t.co/sjL62CNleZ
— Luke Kempner (@LukeKempner) June 12, 2019
The brilliant Bremner. "This is bidet…" https://t.co/e044bZYFAK
— Tom Doorley (@tomdoorley) June 12, 2019
hellishly funny …and yet depressing
— Simon Schama (@simon_schama) June 12, 2019
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 12, 2019
One Twitter user had a worryingly astute observation.
When satire is indistinguishable from the lunacy it's satirising, you know you're in trouble.
Brilliant from Mr Bremner. https://t.co/oB6Lkh2FMn
— Graham Simmons (@grahamjsimmons) June 12, 2019