Boris Johnson urged people to end the “cringing embarrassment” over British History – 11 historic clapbacks
Day 200 of an unfolding crisis that’s needlessly claimed tens of thousands of lives. Fears a second wave could coincide with flu season and a no deal brexit that could see us rationing water. The flag nonces declare victory after a music show agrees to play their slave song.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) August 25, 2020
Maybe Boris Johnson wants us to stop our ‘cringing embarrassment about our history’ because we’ve got so much cringing embarrassment about the present day it’s overwhelming & exhausting trying to be ashamed of all of it at once.
— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) August 25, 2020
"…to spend more time focussing on the cringing embarrassment of our present." https://t.co/aFPI3kWuTf
— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) August 25, 2020
I'm "cringing in embarrassment" about our present, not our past. And as for the future – what could possibly go wrong…? https://t.co/7thm2gMy0r
— Gavin Esler (@gavinesler) August 25, 2020
Meaningless last sentence from water-melon man. https://t.co/PMN0SMKIbX
— Geoff McGivern (@Geoff_McGivern) August 25, 2020
British history says it’s time to stop the cringing embarrassment of Boris Johnson https://t.co/2kAAmKy4rH
— Jonathan Lis (@jonlis1) August 25, 2020
Got very excited for a moment when I heard Boris Johnson saying it’s time to end Britain's cringing embarrassment, but unfortunately he’s not resigning.
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) August 25, 2020
Political columnist, Nesrine Malik, had this final word.
'Had to get it off my chest', 'people are trying to stop be from saying this', we need to get over the 'wetness'. You hid in a fridge. You hid from accountability on Covid deaths and made not a single statement on the A level fiasco. But on the proms you're hard. Big guy.
— Nesrine Malik (@NesrineMalik) August 25, 2020