9 unimpressed reactions to Boris Johnson’s hand of friendship

Experts – those people the Leave campaign had had enough of – agree that divisions in UK society have broadened since the EU referendum. We’d say “Quelle surprise!” but French has probably been outlawed since the general election.

Because he’s obviously been told to by advisers, Boris Johnson used his New Year message to reach out to Remainers, which would be terrifying if literal, but was thankfully just metaphorical.

In case you missed it.

The speech was reported like this.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, his target audience wasn’t particularly receptive, resulting in some no-punches-pulled reactions.

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Writer Sarah Dempster put it succinctly.

What’s that in Latin?

Source Guardian, Twitter Image Boris Johnson