The 28 greatest reactions to the Tory leadership debate
With the prospective prime ministerial candidates whittled down to five, the BBC hosted another debate – this time featuring Boris Johnson. From the bad boy band vibe to Johnson’s cringeworthy attempt to deflect attention from that letterbox comment and Rory Stewart’s inability to sit on a stool, the hopefuls didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory.
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— Olaf Falafel (@OFalafel) June 18, 2019
Cilla: Here’s our Graham to give you a quick recap
Graham: Well Sandra, will it be number 1,
a useless lying Tory cunt?
Or maybe number 2,
A lying useless cunt of a Tory?
Or perhaps number 3,
A lying Tory useless cunt?
The choice is yours! #BBCOurNextPM pic.twitter.com/zz1j8Bkmhk
— joe heenan (@joeheenan) June 18, 2019
We can’t actually vote on any of this. This is like a torturer describing at length how they’re going to fuck you up with a bonesaw whilst you say “no thanks please I really don’t like bonesaws” before they nip off to fetch the bonesaw. #BBCOurNextPM
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 18, 2019
The only remotely good part of that was when Stewart was on the cusp of regenerating pic.twitter.com/jzPgBW6O9v
— Ahir Shah (@AhirShah) June 18, 2019
So, one candidate who understands the Irish border. One who doesn’t. One who thinks they can buy it. One who can name places close to it. And one who gives zero fucks about any of it. And your next Prime Minister is…? Yup. God help us all. #BBCOurNextPM
— Patrick Kielty (@PatricKielty) June 18, 2019
— Neil Miles (@neilsmiles) June 18, 2019
I can't remember seeing anything on TV as profoundly depressing and chaotic and frightening as #BBCOurNextPM. Like Ken Loach directing Mick Fleetwood and Sam Fox at the Brits, while Emu gets pissed with Ollie Reed.
— Simon Blackwell (@simonblackwell) June 18, 2019
— Esme 🦋 (@ezd1973) June 18, 2019
Who called it #OurNextPrimeMinister and not Tools On Stools?
— Michael Hogan (@michaelhogan) June 18, 2019
Five deeply weird human beings #BBCDebate
— Stephen Mangan (@StephenMangan) June 18, 2019
#BBCOurNextPM At least you don’t have to live with one of them…
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) June 18, 2019
If you think that was bad, wait until the swimwear round. #BBCOurNextPM
— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) June 18, 2019
The BBC geo-blocked that debate outside the UK, presumably for national security reasons.
— Henry Mance (@henrymance) June 18, 2019
Big winners from tonight:
1. Theresa May
2. Jeremy Corbyn
3. People doing something else.#BBCOurNextPM
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) June 18, 2019