Oonagh Keating. Updated August 31, 2022
On July 7, Boris Johnson stood in front of the famous door of 10 Downing Street and addressed the nation with these words –
“I want you to know that from now until the new prime minister is in place, your interests will be served and the government of the country will continue.”
He then proceeded to go on holiday twice, cosplay as a soldier, fly in a fighter jet, have two big parties and refused to make any decisions or take any action, because that would be the job of the next prime minister.
It was less the behavior of a prime minister in a crisis than a ten-year-old’s wish list.
BREAKING: Boris Johnson has declared that he is unfortunately unable to take any further action on the energy crisis as it would disrupt his holiday in Greece x
— Laura Kuenssberg Translator (@BBCLauraKT) August 14, 2022
What did the government do? Either campaigning to be the next prime minister, or talking about why they backed the horse they did in that particular race.
The Tories have allowed Johnson to squat in Downing St for far too long.
💷inflation to 18%,
🌊raw sewage on beaches
⚡️the energy ceiling rises
🆘 families who struggle
🚆⚖️ 👩🏫 strikes
Zombie Tories can’t even run a leadership contest properly in the national interest
— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) August 22, 2022
Now, as the countdown to the new Prime Minister – Liz Truss …it will be Liz Truss – reaches its final days, Boris Johnson has embarked on a ‘farewell tour’ to promote and celebrate his legacy.
Boris Johnson will start a farewell tour of the UK today as he spends his final week as Prime Minister highlighting his achievements at 10 Downing Street https://t.co/NJnXoV9SJn
— Times Politics (@timespolitics) 30 August 2022
Here’s what people thought of Johnson’s final sorrow as prime minister.
Boris Johnson’s national tour – the criminal always returns to the scene of the crime.
— Danny Wallace (@dannywallace) 30 August 2022
Just off on a tour of the country to highlight my achievements oh I’m already back.
— Parody Boris (@Parody_PM) 30 August 2022
Incendiary to visit smoking ruins. https://t.co/kP7pHnYLVs
— Paul Bassett Davies (@thewritertype) 30 August 2022
Boris Johnson’s UK tour schedule leaked pic.twitter.com/rm9fbBNYOk
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) 30 August 2022
What will he do the other 6 days 23 hours https://t.co/3aSMbKKfya
— . (@twlldun) 30 August 2022
There is literally no end to his vanity. The cost of living is spiraling out of control and he wants a lap of honor with people patting him like seals. https://t.co/xXJEEQOwtK
— Emma Kennedy💙 (@EmmaKennedy) 30 August 2022
1) set a record for the number of ministers to resign due to a scandal
2) avoid further questions about lockdown parties at number 10
3) have a farewell tour to celebrate 1 & 2 pic.twitter.com/y6JeacBC21
— Toby Earle 🇺🇦 (@TobyonTV) 30 August 2022
BREAKING: Boris Johnson plans to go on week-long UK tour to ‘cement his legacy’. It is still unclear if he will visit all the beaches he has trashed to paddle x
— Laura Kuenssberg Translator (@BBCLauraKT) 30 August 2022