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Ricky Gervais Sums Up Public's Mood About Boris Johnson's Foreign Secretary Appointment

Ricky Gervais Sums Up Public's Mood About Boris Johnson's Foreign Secretary Appointment

Yesterday, Theresa May became the second female prime minister the UK has ever had. She was hailed as a 'safe pair of hands' and someone strong enough to lead the UK through the uncertain waters that are the Brexit negotiations.

Then she appointed Boris Johnson as foreign secretary.

I don't have too much of an issue with Boris Johnson as a man. He's funny, clever, canny and a bit of a bumbling walking, talking British Empire army officer stereotype. You've seen that Monty Python scene of the British officer classes? That.

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Unfortunately, all those traits seem to find their way into his political life, too. I'll never forget him smashing into that little Japanese kid while playing rugby, the time he got stuck on a zipline or when he tripped a kid playing football. And he makes no apologies about it either. It keeps him in the headlines and relevant.

All this, plus the fact he was the champion of the Brexit cause only to walk away from the race for prime minister when he realised he might have fucked up, has meant the public now view him in a slightly different light.

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And who else but Ricky Gervais could sum up the general public's mood about his appointment as foreign secretary...


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Naturally, it drew a vast array of comments from the left and right wing of his vast following, but it was the argument about who was the world's laughing stock, Britain or America, that tickled me most...

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So, Boris Johnson as foreign secretary or Donald Trump as a genuine viable candidate to be president of the United States? What's more ridiculous?

You decide.

Words by George Pavlou

Featured image credits: PA

Topics: theresa may, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Ricky Gervais

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