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Boris Johnson Gives 'Ironic' Bible Reading At Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Boris Johnson Gives 'Ironic' Bible Reading At Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service

Organisers of the Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving service have received widespread praise for their choice of reading for Boris Johnson.

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Despite being booed as he arrived for the service, old BoJo probably thought he would be safe and sound as soon as he tucked himself safely away in St Paul's Cathedral.

Oh, but just how wrong he was.

Viewers of the ceremony have been rejoicing on Twitter over the 'irony' of the prime minister's New Testament reading, which focused on the theme of integrity.

Boris Johnson's reading focused on the theme of integrity. Credit: Alamy
Boris Johnson's reading focused on the theme of integrity. Credit: Alamy

The passage Johnson read was from Phillipians 4:8.

He said: "Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable … think about these things."

Many onlookers said it was a bit cheap coming from someone who lied about throwing parties in the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

It's fair to say Boris Johnson had a shocker of a day at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving service. Credit: Alamy
It's fair to say Boris Johnson had a shocker of a day at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving service. Credit: Alamy

Viewers subsequently took to Twitter to react to Johnson's Platinum Jubilee reading.

One said: "Hats off to the organisers who fixed it for him to read out from Philippians 4 ‘Whatever is true…think about such things.'"

"'Whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable … think about these things'.

"Pity he does not practice what he preaches," another said.

A third joked Johnson was testing out another career as a 'stand-up comedian'.

A final commented: "I bet even Satan pissed himself laughing when he heard #BorisJohnson would be reading from the bible at today's thanksgiving ceremony for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. This man has no shame."

Just last week, new photographs emerged of Johnson drinking at 10 Downing Street in November 2020 when the rest of the UK was abiding by strict lockdown measures.

The images – obtained by ITV News – completely contradicted and discredited the prime minister's earlier denials when questioned by Labour MP Catherine West in December 2021 in the House of Commons.

At the time, when asked whether there was a party on 13 November, Johnson stated: "No, but I am sure that whatever happened, the guidance was followed and the rules were followed at all times."

The photographs revealed Johnson was not only at the party, but was raising a glass in a toast.

The party was one of multiple breaches of coronavirus restrictions that were detailed in a damning report by Sue Gray, which was made public at the end of May.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Boris Johnson, UK News, Royal Family, The Queen

Poppy Bilderbeck
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