‘Shocking’, ‘bankrupt’ Johnson endures second car-crash
Labour MPs have derided Boris Johnson’s ‘car crash performance’ on Friday night’s BBC Question Time leaders’ special after Johnson’s bungled failure to appear remotely credible in the face of audience questions that were far more searching than anything he usually faces in stage-managed PR stunts.
Johnson flapped, waffled and often appeared rattled by the audience’s disinclination to be impressed by the weird phrases and hem-hawing he is used to using to cover or divert from his lack of substance.
Two of Labour’s best front-benchers did particularly well in nailing what is a blindingly obvious reality to all but the media pundits desperately trying to pretend this week’s debates didn’t happen.
Liverpool’s Dan Carden described Johnson’s now-glaring inability to “survive scrutiny or contact with the public” in a “car crash performance”:
North-West Durham’s Laura Pidcock opened a similar vein, describing Johnson as shockingly bad “in the face of scrutiny of real people”:
Jeremy Corbyn, meanwhile, handled even the most hostile questions with assurance and authenticity – and Labour was climbing in the polls even before his clear win.
For months before the general election campaign began, Establishment media pundits constantly insisted that Boris Johnson was not the kind of campaigner that Theresa May was.
They were right. He’s rapidly shown himself to be even worse.
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