LONDON, UK – Boris Johnson, with his flowing blond hair and sizable performing arts — a glorious man with a quirky wit of his own — has done it again.
And much of Britain cringe.
You might remember Boris as the Mayor of London dangling helplessly on a stalled zip line during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Stupid stunts of course, but Boris laughed and everyone laughed with him.
He once wrote a newspaper column that insulted Africans. Boris said.
Or the unkind words he has for Muslim women who cover their faces. And the tasteless joke about a goat and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey.
Those were the happy Boris days, the carefree days. Such a long time ago now. Before he ran over his political opponents and drove a bulldozer straight into the Prime Minister’s office.
And then, of course, he gave the country Brexit – freedom from the European Union – followed by food shortages, labor shortages, fishing wars with France, higher consumer prices and Hospitals are scrambling to find healthcare workers, to replace all the Europeans who have left. .
Good people of Canada, maybe it’s time to update Boris Johnson. Who knew the man who could make car noises was either a huge Peppa Pig fan, or likened himself to Moses?
As for the record, Peppa is a anthropomorphized female pig who is the star of a popular children’s television series – popular enough to be shown in more than 180 countries. Who knows?
As it turns out, Peppa was featured prominently in a recent prime minister’s speech, which was variedly described as confused, embarrassed, sprawled, embarrassed, confused, bizarre and messy.
His audience included some of the most powerful business leaders in the UK, and they were unimpressed.
“Forgive me,” Johnson mumbled, as he lost his place in the speech and angrily began flipping through the jumbled pages in front of him. It took place in a terrifying 20 seconds.
“Forgive me,” he mutters again, pain being a prime example, still confused.
And another “forgive me”, before he regained his balance and continued with the charms of his favorite cartoon pig.
“Who would believe,” he announced to a room of surprised listeners, “a pig that looks like a hair dryer, or maybe a hair dryer like Picasso.”
The Prime Minister revealed that he had spent the previous Sunday at Peppa Pig World, a theme park in Hampshire, there to celebrate the creative power of Britons.
The Prime Minister has said “very similar to my position”.
Before talking about Peppa, people have compared him to Moses – the prime minister “descended from Sinai” and gave his civil servants 10 new commandments to combat climate change.
But overall, it’s fair to say his car engine imitation is the most awe-inspiring moment, a throaty performance transliterated by 10 Downing Street as: “arum arum araaaaaaagh.”
This happened loudly, strangely in the middle of an electric car advertising discussion.
If you’re wondering what happened next, well, pretty much actually.
One reporter challenged Johnson about his mental state, or health: “You lose your notes, you lose your place; you talked about Peppa Pig. Honestly, is everything okay? ”
Yes, answered that the prime minister is always happy, always positive, always cheering. “I think people got the majority of the points I wanted to give and I think it went well.”
Some in his Conservative party had a different opinion, and anonymous voices soon resounded in the gossipy, derisive corridors of the British parliament.
The story that seemed to evoke the most alarm was posted on Twitter by the BBC’s very important Political Editor:
Within hours, Downing Street was forced to intervene.
A spokesman said: “The prime minister is well. “The prime minister pays great attention to distribution to the public. He briefly lost his position in a speech.”
As several MPs are said to be easing their woes with a bottle of whiskey, the fray is Dominic Raab, the veteran cabinet minister, and staunch Johnson supporter.
The prime minister is “vibrant, vibrant, optimistic and aggressive,” declared Raab, adding that he also had “resoluteness”.
Now Tigger, as most of us know, is an endearing voice from the world of Winnie the Pooh. Tigger is full of “great energy and optimism.” Tiger is “meaning good but mischievous.” Tigger’s actions sometimes lead to “chaos and trouble for himself and his friends”.
The Mirror reported that anger flared up behind the scenes, quoting an unnamed Tory senior: “It was like an amateur hour at the London Palladium.”
And there you have people, a political update from the land of Peppa, the Tiger and a prime minister went, “arum arum araaaaaaagh.”