Mark Thomas’s graduation speech was a third-degree burn for Boris Johnson
When comedian Mark Thomas received an honorary degree from Kent University at Canterbury Cathedral, he didn’t make the usual speech about his journey to this point and how much it meant – he absolutely tore into Boris Johnson.
— Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) July 16, 2022
Mark is a very nice chap, and we’re sure he doesn’t actually want the PM to receive corporal punishment – maybe just prosecution and imprisonment.
His points about the man’s character – Boris Johnson is a venal, lying corrupt, narcissistic, inept, money-grabbing, evil man – went down almost as well with Twitter as they had with the assembled graduates.
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) July 16, 2022
Just meters from the site of Thomas a Beckett's martyrdom, Mark Thomas tells the truth about Boris Johnson. https://t.co/FYuk7KJxla
— Otto English (@Otto_English) July 16, 2022
It's not so much the brilliant speech as the roaring reaction. Mark Thomas is hardly a voice in the wilderness here https://t.co/n2TKKGl4To
— Russ Jones (@RussInCheshire) July 16, 2022
This is quite something.
Sometimes I wish more British ppl were that angry, just to be able to properly restore what Johnson has destroyed. https://t.co/Moc3SZfc0K
— Annette Dittert (@annettedittert) July 16, 2022
It's interesting that the 'all' graduates are clapping Mark Thomas for his evisceration of Boris Johnson, while older members of the audience are sitting thin lipped, cross-armed, and grumpy.
Their day ruined by the uncomfortable truth they were wrong. https://t.co/5yt43rkWBN
— Higgins Cartoons (@higginscartoons) July 16, 2022
However much you might love your graduating children, partners, friends etc – you could be forgiven for thinking this –
If only all Graduation ceremonies were this good! https://t.co/CMu8EL28ga
— Stephen Reicher (@ReicherStephen) July 17, 2022
We’ll leave the last word to Mark.
Thank you to everyone who mentioned my doctorate speech at Canterbury Cathedral. The speech as you can see was largely unplanned and somewhat improvised.
Sorry for not responding to many of you.
Congrats to everyone who received their degrees MAs and PhDs. Onwards xx
— Mark Thomas (@markthomasinfo) July 16, 2022