Boris Johnson had the strangest response to a question about his recent whereabouts
Despite the introduction of quite stringent covid rules across Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the government has made no changes in England amid record-breaking increases in rates of infection.
The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, made the non-announcement on Monday, after much speculation about potential nightclub closures, outdoor service mandates or the reintroduction of the rule of six.
Sajid Javid says the government is standing firm. An odd thing to say. Standing firm against what? The virus? Scientists?
— Richard 🇵🇸 Peace and Justice. (@Richard90850020) December 27, 2021
Yes, you may walk across the minefield, but our advice is to take large steps. https://t.co/UpF2ev9c8L
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) December 27, 2021
Many people have been asking why the PM hasn’t taken a more visible role in keeping the public informed, particularly having insisted that the coronavirus situation would be monitored on an hourly basis. His absence caused #WhereIsJohnson to trend on Twitter.
— Stu Robson (@Roppa77) December 28, 2021
a lot of people asking where Boris Johnson is but he's enjoying his holiday like the rest of us pic.twitter.com/jpiPAuzlka
— dave ❄️ 🥕 🧻 (@davemacladd) December 29, 2021
— Roger (@UiNeillAD371) December 22, 2021
1) Drinking his way through the Chequers wine cellar?
2) Sunning himself in someone else's villa in Mustique in return for favours given while covid cases soar back home?
3) Up to no good with someone in a fridge? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/LgcMKrpRlZ
— The Last Girly Swots to join Tw❄️tter! 😷 💙 (@TheLastPersont2) December 29, 2021
#WhereisJohnson – working hard to solve the shortage of PCR and lateral flow tests… nah, just kidding, he’s watching Bargain Hunt in his pants
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) December 29, 2021
When journalists finally got a chance to question Boris Johnson, at a vaccination clinic in Milton Keynes, an ITN journalist asked him –
“Where have you been for the last 10 days?”
Watch his response.
What an extraordinary panic from Johnson, asked the simplest possible question: Where have you been for the last ten days? ~AA pic.twitter.com/DA9XixS6dR
— Best for Britain (@BestForBritain) December 29, 2021
It wasn’t as convincing as he might have hoped.
Where have you been for the last 10 days?
Boris Johnson – "I've been in this country, where do you think" …
sheepish laugh pic.twitter.com/66uajteZoZ
— Haggis_UK 🇬🇧 🇪🇺 (@Haggis_UK) December 29, 2021
BREAKING: Boris Johnson has appeared on camera for the first time in ten days to explain he has definitely been in the country the whole time, with a brand new glowing tan, in December x pic.twitter.com/Q7bl95t39Y
— Laura Kuenssberg Translator (@BBCLauraKT) December 29, 2021
'We didn't burn him!' https://t.co/c3zo4VAfuH
— No Cheeses For Us Meeces (@Scriblit) December 29, 2021
Totally normal. Nothing to see here. pic.twitter.com/SlF06Kimvx
— Sue Perkins 💙 (@sueperkins) December 29, 2021
Would be nice to one day have a prime minister that doesn’t answer the question “where have you been for the last ten days” like a man who’s been ankle tagged returning to explain some odd data to the judge pic.twitter.com/cgDRlJ513R
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) December 29, 2021
It's a matter of hours before photos emerge of him abroad over Christmas. https://t.co/ZjUvg4uQTE
— Mike Holden 💙 (@MikeHolden42) December 29, 2021
These masks are very good. They don't show his nose doubling in length during the course of a single sentence.
It's absolutely fascinating. After floundering, his response is not "at home" or "enjoying Christmas with my family". It's that. Why that? https://t.co/VfFyJH8uaj
— Louis Barfe (@AlanKelloggs) December 29, 2021
Bozo resurfaces after 9 days for a hospital photo op but won't answer a question about where he has been. #WhereIsJohnson
— Followed by 100k anti-Tories (@MarieAnnUK) December 29, 2021
People seem surprised that the guy doesn’t know where he’s been for the last ten days but come on, be fair, this time of year he’s got more presents to drop off than Father Christmas. https://t.co/D3WO3iPgoy
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) December 29, 2021
That answer was so evasive. Someone should send him the message "Flee! All has been discovered" and see what he does. https://t.co/MpJGmWSgAM
— Steve Chambers (@respros) December 29, 2021
— Captain Howdy (@MajorPazuzu) December 29, 2021
If Johnson was in the UK, he was probably at the official Buckinghamshire residence of all serving prime ministers for the last hundred years – the sprawling mansion of Chequers.
Having taken scientific advice, I have spent the last 10 days in a spacious, well ventilated environment.
I urge everyone else to follow my example and celebrate New Year in a 16th century grace and favour mansion in a 1,500 acre estate. #WhereisJohnson #Chequers pic.twitter.com/JCcKlzZeEO
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) December 29, 2021
We eagerly await footage from Pippa Crerar.