A new vaccine will be bottled at Barnard Castle and people can’t believe their eyes
As Monday marked a change in coronavirus rules in England, Boris Johnson addressed the press in his fancy new £2.6 million briefing room in Downing Street.
— Chris Mason (@ChrisMasonBBC) March 29, 2021
A shoddy, cheap-looking and superficial construct. And the new Downing Street press briefing room. pic.twitter.com/eVMYxR06Lx
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) March 29, 2021
The PM announced that a deal with GlaxoSmithKline would see 60 million doses of the Novavax vaccine being bottled at a plant in the North East, which is good news for workers there.
He was oddly vague about the location of the plant in question.
— Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) March 29, 2021
Twitter was never going to let that one slip by, and these reactions nailed it.
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) March 29, 2021
Epic trolling: Boris Johnson announces 60 million Novavax vaccines to be made at Barnard Castle plant of GSK
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) March 29, 2021
So GlaxoSmithKline at Barnard Castle have got the contract to bottle 60m Norovax vaccines and this has absolutely nothing to do with Dominic Cummings visit there, right? 🤔
— Undercover Elephant💙 🐘✊🌱 (@MrsNoone47) March 29, 2021
— Have I Got News For You (@haveigotnews) March 29, 2021
GSK to help manufacture 60m doses of Covid vaccine in Barnard Castle. I bet Dom didn't see that coming.
— Keith Burge (@carryonkeith) March 29, 2021
wondering what dirt the people of Barney have on the government which allows them to demand headlines once a year at easter. https://t.co/guQVJo72H8
— becca mavin (@iron_mavin) March 29, 2021
Did double-check my monitor display but no, not April 1st yet. https://t.co/jlw2TCPiA1
— Catherine Clarke (@CathAMClarke) March 29, 2021
Oh bloody hell. Looks like I'm going to be busy https://t.co/iCGavnFeAK
— Bernard Castle (@bernardTcastle) March 29, 2021
"Tell the nation you are producing 60 million vaccines at Barnard Castle" pic.twitter.com/PsEbVqc9WQ
— Tears of a Clown (@Modmuffin) March 29, 2021
A reminder that Barnard Castle's most famous tourist, Dominic Cummings, travelled further with coronavirus in lockdown than Crewe Alexandra have gone for a competitive game in their 144-year history: https://t.co/uf380eVLYw
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) March 29, 2021
When you've spent too much money this season and you've gotta reuse the same sets again. https://t.co/M8GqLd5YH6
— Calum Chalmers (@Calchal) March 29, 2021
This is like how someone says, "I have a bad feeling about this…" in every Star Wars movie, without explanation. https://t.co/2mpNfExGo9
— small robots (@smolrobots) March 29, 2021
The ever-funny @davemacladd had one question.
if Barnard Castle is now going to be used to make vaccines where will Dominic Cummings go to get his eyes tested
— dave ❄️ 🥕 🧻 (@davemacladd) March 29, 2021
We’d have loved to see Boris Johnson try to answer that one.
More from the Poke
The Ever Given has been freed, and so have the jokes – 15 favourites
This woman’s amazing mouth trumpet talent is simply uncanny