Extract from the British Prime Minister's speech to The Confederation of British Industry at The Port of Tyne - November 22nd 2021:-
"And Tony, yesterday, I went as we all must to err err a um Peppa Pig World. Hands up if you’ve been to Peppa Pig World – [not enough]. I was a bit hazy about what I would find at err Peppa Pig World, but I loved it. Err...Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place.
Err... Err... um It had very safe streets. Discipline in schools. Heavy emphasis on new mass transit systems, I noticed. Even if they are a bit stereotypical about daddy pig.
But the real lesson for me about going to Peppa Pig World was about the power of UK creativity. Who would have believed err... Tony, that a pig that looks like a hairdryer, or or possibly well a sort of Picasso-like hairdryer... A pig that was rejected by the BBC would now be exported to 180 countries...with theme parks both in err in America and in err China as well as in as well as in the New Forest,.."
Perhaps if the prime minister had not been to Peppa Pig World on Sunday, he could have prepared a more coherent, serious speech to deliver to the C.B.I.. After all, following Brexit, British industry and businesses inhabit a more uncertain economic landscape. They need to feel that the tillerman has the ability to negotiate the rocks.
If you aren't yet, you will become very familiar with Peppa Pig. If you want to create a life time ear worm, try Tro Tro.ReplyDelete
I've often wondered why such a well educated PM is such a poor public speaker.
I wonder how you got to be a Peppa Pig guy Andrew?Delete
Wow, he really is an idiot. And people voted for him. Boggles the mind.ReplyDelete
Indeed it does. I am one of many who was baffled that our fellow citizens could be so easily wooed by this buffoon.Delete
How incredibly daft! It would be comical if it wasn't so serious.ReplyDelete
Yesterday, I took our Christmas parcel with gifts for my family in Yorkshire to the post office. It now needs to have a full customs declaration attached, with prices stated and all - not how I usually like to send my presents. Also, for the 3.4 kg the parcel weighed, I had to fork out 30 euros. And there is no guarantee that it will arrive before Christmas, even though I have made sure to send it more than a month before.
I blame Brexit.
I blame Brexit for everything. Our front door handle came off in Shirley's hand - Brexit. We ran out of muesli - Brexit. I need a haircut - Brexit. Johnson's slogan was "Get Brexit Done" - personally I am still waiting. Next year, consider sending helium balloons.Delete
I have just been on the receiving end of something similar. An early birthday parcel arrived from a friend in the UK, and I had to pay 13.45 euros import duty, more than half the cost of the gift. The parcel had also been opened. I have read that many people are refusing to pay and rejecting parcels, often the duty is more than the cost of the contents.Delete
My brother lives in south west France but fortunately some local friends are travelling to his region for Christmas and so very kindly they will be calling in with gifts from us. No postage or customs fees... I hope!Delete
Poor old Boris, he didn't seem to know where he was, or whether he was coming or going. I know nothing of Peppa Pig.ReplyDelete
For your elucidation tune in to Channel 211 on Freeview.Delete
There are so many words to describe this prime minister but I shall keep them off the page! Was he drunk, did he face that terrible moment when he found nothing original to say? As we all have. Talk about digging ones own grave, almost felt sorry for him.ReplyDelete
He was like a clockwork bunny with failing batteries - grinding to halt.Delete
Daddy pig could teach Bojo a lot about dressing smartly!! I heard a snippet of the speech, where he had lost his place and was umming and erring for about a minute, and I really don't want to hear any more. He is an embarrassment to put it politely!ReplyDelete
He said "Forgive me...forgive me" but I won't because without him Brexit would not have happened.Delete
Scary. For Britain and as a barometer of this country. From Great Britain to Little England in one fell swoop.ReplyDelete
"Scary" indeed. Talk about lions being led by donkeys.Delete
I used to work with a professor like that - so convinced of his own intellect and infallibility and so contemptuous of everyone else's abilities he thought he could wing every lecture without any preparation. A student showed me his notes from the first three lectures - a single sheet of paper with three titles and nothing else.ReplyDelete
We want to find personality in our politicians but Johnson just comes over as ill-prepared and arrogant too. Being a prime minister is not the same as being a stand-up comedian.Delete
Peppa Pig - oh dear, is he finally reverting to childhood, or is this his true mental age coming to the fore? Will the men in the white coats creep up and silently take him away?ReplyDelete
What an embarrassment.
I would rather have Peppa Pig running thew country.Delete
If he was ever on the rails, he's off them now.ReplyDelete
The batteries have almost run out. A few snorts of cocaine should improve his coherence.Delete
This is kind of a side effect of a more powerful media. Back before a powerful media, those who got elected were those who could talk smoothly off the cuff about anything. But with a powerful media, the candidates don't need to be heard anymore. The media sculpts what they want the candidate to be with what stories they publish and which ones they don't. As a result, we get leaders now that can barely speak like Johnson, Biden and Trump.ReplyDelete
I think you are right about that idea of "sculpting". To a big extent, leaders are made rather like the Kellogs company creating Tony the Tiger.Delete
This post triggered me. He is the British version of the Orange One, and how both of our countries managed to elect such complete asshats is simply beyond me too.ReplyDelete
You have to give Trump and Johnson credit. They knew how to play the system to get where they wanted to be.Delete
He looks like he's run out of ideas.ReplyDelete
He also looks like Daddy Pig.Delete