Boris Johnson recently referred to Muslim women in niqabs as ‘bank robbers’. As it’s the summer break, this story could roll on for weeks. This would probably be appropriate, if the press was doing a good job holding him to account.
Instead, we’re getting this:
— ITV News (@itvnews) August 12, 2018
A smirking Johnson approached the waiting journalists with a tea tray. This should have reminded them of the famous saying: ‘Beware of a racist bearing hot drinks’.
“Shut up and drink my tea,” a smiling Johnson told them.
The journalists were unsure at first. Presumably, they were worried that laughing along with the man who’s “leveraging hatred and racism” might make them look complicit.
“Put it in your mouths,” Johnson laughed. “Do it. Do it for BoJo.”
Laughing along with the allegedly charming character, the journalists did as they were told.
“YES!” Steve Bannon shouted from a window of the house, “YOU DRANK THE TEA, AND NOW WE OWN YOU, YOU COMMUNIST LIMEY BITCHES!”
“Shut up and eat this Jaffa cake,” Johnson purred, as he mushed it into their hungry mouths.
Although to be fair, not everyone accepted the confectionaries:
I was at BoJo’s house today and I didn’t get a cuppa.
Instead when I shouted through the fence to ask if he’d answer questions his tennis partner told me I was “speaking to someone on his private land” and then he swore at me.
But sure let’s all play a clip of him being pally.
— Oliver Milne (@OliverMilne) August 12, 2018
After drinking the tea, some of the journalists worried that Johnson may have stirred the drinks with his nob. The question isn’t if he’s childish enough to have done such a thing; the question is would it be any more humiliating for the journalists if he had?
– Join The Canary, so we can keep holding the powerful to account.
Featured image via screengrab [IMAGE WAS ALTERED]
Do your bit for independent journalism
Did you know that less than 1.5% of our readers contribute financially to The Canary? Imagine what we could do if just a few more people joined our movement to achieve a shared vision of a free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.
We need you to help out, if you can.
When you give a monthly amount to fund our work, you are supporting truly independent journalism. We hold power to account and have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence the counterpoint to the mainstream.
You can count on us for rigorous journalism and fearless opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right wing mainstream media.
In return you get:
- Advert free reading experience
- Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
- 20% discount from our shop