This MP’s 53-second dismantling of Boris Johnson’s ‘work event’ excuse was magnificently done
As you will probably have seen by now, Boris Johnson has finally admitted going to the ‘BYOB’ party in the Downing Street garden during lockdown in May 2020, saying he mistook it for a ‘work event’.
Of course he did.
You can read 27 of our favourite reactions to that here, but surely no-one said it better than Labour MP Chris Bryant, who went viral today with this 53-second response.
— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) January 12, 2022
This is what he had to say.
‘How stupid does the prime minister think the British people are?
‘So, the prime minister didn’t spot that he was at a social event. That’s the excuse isn’t it? Come off it.
‘I mean how stupid does the prime minister think the British people are.
‘The worst of it is he’s already managed to completely destroy Allegra Stratton’s career, he’s tarnished the reputation of Lord Geidt, and now he’s making fools of every single MP who cheered him earlier, every single one who goes out on the radio and television to defend this shower of shenanigans.
‘Would it not be absolutely despicable if, in the search for a scapegoat, some junior member of staff ends up losing their job, but he kept his?’
And the MP for Rhondda had the entire internet – well, a large part of it – cheering. Here’s just a flavour of the things people were saying about it.
Excellent from Chris Bryant: "So he didn't spot that he was at a social event, that's his excuse? How stupid does he think the British public are?" #PMQs
— Liam Thorp (@LiamThorpECHO) January 12, 2022
BoJo really sat there like pic.twitter.com/HQsyHVXikF
— KVDZII (@kvdzii) January 12, 2022
Chris Bryant MP Nails it:
"How stupid does the prime minister think the British people are?"@RhonddaBryant
— Dr Michelle Drage (@michelledrage) January 12, 2022
Genuinely thought you were going to say “Shower of Sh*t!” 🤣
— Georgina (@gs_mick) January 12, 2022
— Jas Pandha #FreeJaggi (@j4syb) January 12, 2022
I cannot believe Dominic Raab and Liz Truss sat there shaking their heads like Chris Bryant said something wrong loool. https://t.co/ijnN0ocx2V
— Cararnaay (@cararnaay2) January 12, 2022
Source Twitter @RhonddaBryant