Sloping tent, fake fire that would have burned guy ropes and grass too green all point to ‘stunt’ says expert
Boris Johnson has been publicly accused of faking his Scottish camping trip for a ‘stunt’ – and his accusers include a lifelong camper and campsite owner.
Observant commenters spotted issues with:
- a fire that appears to have been photoshopped in and
- was sited so it would have burned the tent’s guy ropes
- burned material on top of wood that is not even marked
- a tent set up on a slope and near collapse
- green grass that should have been bleached if a tent had stood on it for any length of time
The images seen in detail seem to support the contention, including a clearly wrong-looking campfire that seems to contain at least some photoshopped elements, as well as suspiciously unscorched grass:
The position of the campfire also seems to be so close to the tent that the ropes holding up the tent would have been at risk from the fire – a position nobody would choose to build it, or at least light it:
While the grass where the tent was sited shows no sign of compression, let alone bleaching:
One respondent captured the significance of the stunt, which many feel was an attempt to give Johnson cover to lay low while other events were playing out, if indeed the scene was as artificial as it appeared:
At least no fridges were photographed at the scene.
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