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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.

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.

https://twitter.com/kvdzii/status/1481247418566180864?s=20

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Boris Johnson said he mistook the boozy No 10 garden party for a ‘work event’ – 27 100% proof takedowns

Source Twitter @RhonddaBryant