‘It’s a LIE!': Boris Johnson becomes panellist in online spoof of Would I Lie to You as his claims he was not warned about holding No10 parties provoke a wave of ridicule and memes on Twitter
Boris Johnson became a panellist in a spoof video of Would I Lie To You as social media teemed with memes mocking the PM’s denial today that he broke his own laws by attending a series of parties during confinamento.
Asked today whether he broke the rules, Ha detto il signor Johnson: 'No. Nobody told me that what we were doing was against the rules, that the event in question was something that… was not a work event, and as I said in the House of Commons when I went out into that garden I thought that I was attending a work event.’
A clip of Mr Johnson saying he had ‘followed the rules throughout’ was edited into an episode of Would I Lie To You to receive raucous laugher from a panel including David Mitchell, and Gabby Logan.
In the parody, Mitchell responds to Mr Johnson’s claims, detto: ‘For me it’s the things that he said that aren’t believable.
A video clip of Boris Johnson saying he ‘followed the rules throughout’ following Partygate was inserted into parody footage (nella foto) of the BBC’s Would I Lie To You
David Mitchell (centro) was made to find the Prime Minister’s statement hilarious through some clever editing
Grim YouGov polling found 64 per cent of the public believe Mr Johnson should resign, up from an already-dire 48 per cento a novembre. Nella foto: Comedian David Mitchell in the clip
The spoof video poked fun at the Prime Minister, labelling his denials a ‘lie’ in the style of the show
‘If I had to pin it down it would be all of the things that he said.’
Finalmente, asked by presenter Rob Brydon, the PM seems to press the button admitting he has told a lie.
The clip came as many social media users used variations on his words to joke that no one had told them something almost undeniably obvious.
Under a photo of Larry Vaughn, the stubborn mayor, from the film Jaws, comedian Joe Heenan wrote: ‘I was on the beach for 25 minutes and saw people swimming. No one told me sharks eat people.’
Meanwhile another Twitter user shared a sketch of Winnie the Pooh saying he belived Mr Johnson, with Christopher Robin replying, ‘sometimes I’m glad you’re an imaginary friend, Pooh’.
Grim YouGov polling found 64 per cent of the public believe Mr Johnson should resign, up from an already-dire 48 per cento a novembre.
The Prime Minister has admitted he went to a ‘party’ in No10’s garden at the height of confinamento – but argued he thought it was a ‘work event’ and ‘technically’ within the rules.