Have I Got News For You’s outtake on Boris Johnson’s lies is brutal viewing
Boris Johnson had been facing the prospect of prosecution for misconduct in public office over the promise on the side of the Brexit bus, but that has now been dismissed. Because of this, BBC’s Have I Got News For You is finally able to share this cut section, uncensored, in which the panellists discussed the issue of Boris Johnson’s lies.
Sadly, #HIGNFY isn’t on the air during the selection of a new Prime Minister. Fortunately, the dropping of court proceedings against Boris Johnson for misuse of public office means we can now show the uncensored footage from the show in which the case was discussed. pic.twitter.com/83l2LZ7ffg
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) June 13, 2019
It’s one of those situations where it’s better to laugh or else you’ll cry. This is what people have been saying about it.
It’s actually not funny. I am chilled by the thought of that blonde planet becoming Prime Minister. https://t.co/gHnnaBHlRJ
— amanda abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) June 13, 2019
And this gobshite will be probably be our next Prime Minister. https://t.co/979bvmQqGi
— Willie Miller (@WillieMiller60) June 13, 2019
Unfortunately, we have now entered a period in political history where the fact a potential leader is a proven liar, incompetent charlatan, demagogue, and possibly bigoted, is seen as a positive electoral asset as long as they're on your side.
— Simon Higgins 48% (@SimonHiggins_60) June 13, 2019
The only people who can see a tiny sliver of silver lining in Johnson's ascendancy to PM are comedians.
— Paul Mangan (@mangan_paul) June 13, 2019
A reminder that Boris Johnstone is a serial liar https://t.co/RoUKGmVIVs
— Isabel Hilton (@isabelhilton) June 13, 2019
John Rain CBE wasn’t impressed by the clip, because of the show’s history of featuring Boris Johnson.
You helped normalise his behaviour by having him on all the time.
— John Rain CBE (@MrKenShabby) June 13, 2019
If it’s any comfort, after seeing this clip, we doubt he’d be up for it again.