Mocking hashtag leads UK social media as Johnson’s disastrous ‘Maybot2’ inaugural tour continues
Unelected new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has trended in top spot today – for reasons he’ll be a lot less than happy about.
Johnson began his tenure this week by embarking on a tour of the Midlands, north and Scotland in what was presumably intended to be a ‘parking tanks on Labour/SNP lawns’ moment.
Instead, Johnson has been forced to skulk in and out of venues because of the hostility of public reaction to his selection by a handful of Tory members. So far, Johnson has:
• been booed in Birmingham
• hidden in a nuclear base north of Glasgow and
• been booed entering Bute house in Edinburgh
So adverse was the reaction today in Edinburgh that Johnson sneaked out the back way to avoid a repeat:
But that decision turned out to be yet another mistake – because it gifted social media wits with a hashtag made in heaven: #BackdoorBoris.
The hashtag quickly spread – and quickly climbed the UK’s Twitter trend chart to reach number one:
Johnson has made such a disastrous start – and is running scared of the public to such an extent – that comparisons are being widely drawn with Theresa May’s premiership-defining ‘Maybot’ debacle.
If Johnson thought a bluff manner, some bad jokes and a bit of Latin were going to fool the public as to the gaping flaws in his character and his towering unfitness for the role in which he squats, he is going through a rude awakening.
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