Boris Johnson unveils a picture of his model buses

Boris Johnson unveiling an image of nothing while saying 'Behold my buses'
Wilson Belshaw

In a recent interview in which it looked suspiciously like he made everything up on the spot, Boris Johnson claimed that he crafts ‘model buses’.

Johnson has now unveiled an image of his buses. Sort of.

Fake news

Most people looked at the video of Johnson lying about making buses and thought:

Why would he lie so brazenly about something so stupid?

They then proceeded to talk about it at length – largely at the expense of discussing his other faults. Johnson has now followed this up by unveiling a picture of… nothing.

“It’s a bus,” he claimed. “I made it. I make lots of buses.”

The gathered journalists said:

Umm…

They then went away and wrote several articles about the unreal buses – none of which were read by the people who’ll be voting for Johnson, as they only care about Brexit anyway.

One commentator did notice the underlying issue, and penned an article titled:

Jesus Christ, what’s the fucking point, and is anything even real anymore?

The article wasn’t published because it was just 5,000 question marks peppered with the occasional ‘head exploding’ emoji.

Trumpian

Johnson denied that he’s following the Trump model of politics – claiming:

What’s a Trump?

Although he clearly is, a commitment to ‘alternative facts’ might not help Johnson in a general election. For a start, he doesn’t have the energy of Trump – coming across more like Mr Magoo than Mussolini. Beyond that, Trump promised a brand new, hideous world, whereas Johnson is proposing:

To get on with Brexit and then… you know… just sort of do a thingymaflip… and that.

It’s always worth remembering that just because someone is doing something underhand, that doesn’t mean they’re doing something smart.

Featured image via Wikimedia – Holdermick3

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