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 lockdown.
When asked today if he had broken the rules, Johnson replied: “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.’
An episode of Would I Lie to You featured Mr Johnson saying he followed the rules all along. This clip was edited by Gabby Logan and David Mitchell.
Mitchell replies to Johnson’s assertions in the parody by saying that Mitchell believes the claims of Johnson.
Boris Johnson, in a video clip, said he had ‘followed all the rules’ after Partygate. This footage was parodied by the BBC (pictured).
David Mitchell (centre), was cleverly edited to make the Prime Minister’s statements hilarious.
A Grim YouGov poll found that 64% believe Johnson should resign. That’s up from 48% in November. Clip: David Mitchell (comedian)
This spoof video made fun of Prime Minister David Cameron, calling his denials “lies” in the manner of the show.
“If I could pin it down, it would all be the things that he stated.”
Rob Brydon asked the PM to finally press the button, admitting that he’d told a liar.
Many social media users made jokes of the clip, joking that nobody had ever told them anything so simple.
Joe Heenan, comedian from Jaws wrote below a photograph of Larry Vaughn (the stubborn mayor): “I was on the shore for 25 minutes and I saw people swimming. Nobody ever told me that sharks eat human beings.
Another Twitter user also shared a drawing of Winnie the Pooh, saying that he believed Mr Johnson. Christopher Robin replied, “sometimes I’m glad to be an imaginary friend. Pooh.”
A Grim YouGov survey found that 64% believe Johnson should resign. That’s an improvement on the already dire 48% in November.
The Prime Minister has admitted he went to a ‘party’ in No10’s garden at the height of lockdown – but argued he thought it was a ‘work event’ and ‘technically’ within the rules.