Channel 4 had an ice block in place of Boris Johnson – 8 hot takes
For the first time in any UK general election campaign, the leaders of the main parties had a debate on the specific topic of the climate emergency – well, some of them did. In spite of being invited, neither Boris Johnson nor Nigel Farage took part, so Channel 4 put in placeholders.
These two ice sculptures – which represent the emergency on planet earth – will take the place of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage tonight after they declined our invitation to attend a party leaders' #ClimateDebate
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) November 28, 2019
Although both Michael Gove and Boris Johnson’s dad, Stanley, offered to stand in, the debate went ahead with the ice sculptures in place, and this is what people had to say about that.
In its defence, the block of ice told fewer lies and has used no racial slurs in newspaper columns.
— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) November 28, 2019
Amazing how much more mature and constructive debates are when Johnson and Farage are replaced by blocks of ice. #ClimateDebate
— Kirsty Strickland (@KirstyStricklan) November 28, 2019
There is now a puddle on the floor beneath the Boris Johnson ice sculpture.
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) November 28, 2019
BREAKING: Channel 4 replaces Boris Johnson with block of ice.
UPDATE: Block of ice a hit with voters – Moves ahead of Labour in the polls.
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) November 28, 2019
Everyone at Tory Party HQ agrees that the ice sculpture was a tremendous success, in that it didn't make any gaffes, insult anyone or tell any blatant lies. #ClimateDebate
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) November 28, 2019
BREAKING: Block of ice has defected to the Lib Dems.
— Robin Flavell (@RobinFlavell) November 28, 2019
Extremely upset that it's not literally a sculpture of Boris Johnson https://t.co/wbDntLpL8I
— hern (@alexhern) November 28, 2019
— Damon Evans (@damocrat) November 28, 2019
Buzzfeed’s news editor, Alan White, saw how the ice block could solve another Boris Johnson absenteeism problem.
Andrew Neil should just interview the ice block
— Alan White (@aljwhite) November 28, 2019
At least it could *looks to camera* stay cool under pressure.