Posts Tagged ‘Boris Johnson’

The Party’s Over: No. 10’s COVID BYOB Affair

January 13, 2022

Above: Dame Shirley Bassey delivers the news.

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, British/American stand-up comediancricketer, and former London Lord Mayor, the Monty Python character currently serving as UK Prime Minister, is well in it for a spingtime garden party at his current abode, No. 10 Downing Street. It was a “bring your own bottle” party for staff. Very plesant-sounding. So why is everyone giving him stick?

The boozy party was on May 20, 2020, during a COVID lockdown strickly limiting outdoor gatherings and imposing fines up to £10,000 ($13,715) on violators. On that same day, there were 328 COVID-related deaths in the UK.

Mr. Johnson apologized before Parliament, but “Partygate” might be the scandal that finally gets BoJo made redundant and booted from office.


“‘The party’s over, Boris’: what the papers say about Johnson’s No 10 crisis,” Graham Russell, The Guardian

“What next for Boris Johnson after his party apology?” Laura Kuenssberg, BBC News


“Boris Johnson’s staff accused of more rule-breaking parties inside No 10,” BBC News

“On eve of Prince Philip’s funeral, Downing Street held lockdown parties,” Karla Adam, Washington Post

“Met police accused over failure to investigate No 10 lockdown parties,” Vikram Dodd, The Guardian

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Monty Python Character Appointed UK Foreign Minister

July 21, 2016

Monty Python Character Appointed UK Foreign Minister

British/American stand-up comedian, cricketer, and former London Lord Mayor Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (Boris Johnson) is now a minister in the cabinet of new UK PM Theresa May. What portfolio does one select for a politician who insulted nations, races, and leaders of governments all over the Continent and the world? Foreign Secretary, the nation’s chief diplomat

Le Monde views Mr. Johnson as “a Monty Python-style politician who appears to avoid taking things seriously,” but the Guardian says he’s no joke at all.

So how did Mr. Johnson do at his first press conference? A complete Horlicks (big mess).


Welcome to the Olympics

July 24, 2012

Welcome to the Olympics

London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomes you to the 2012 Olympic Games in this video by CassetteBoy: