Nothing says abiding stringent social-distancing rules like a BYOB garden party right? Apparently a boozy gathering of 40 people is exactly what following Covid restrictions looks like — at least, that is, according to the prime minister. Especially if you thought it was a work event.
Despite calls by opposition MPs and backbenchers alike, Johnson took until he faced Parliament this week to apologise for this breach of coronavirus guidelines during Prime Minister’s Questions. This followed a leaked email encouraging No.10 staff to “make the most of the lovely weather”.
In today’s episode of ‘if I don’t laugh at the government I’ll cry’, people have taken to Twitter to mock Boris Johnson’s so-called apology for a Downing Street garden party that took place in May 2020, while the rest of the country was banned from gathering outdoors with more than one other person.
With Twitter users doing what they do best, here are some of the funniest memes to come out of today’s PMQs.
Much of the Twitter commentary featured images of traditional British chaos, with nightlife taken too far as police officers take charge.
Any film buffs out there? Twitter also took to video to convey what they imagined a Downing Street party to look like. Just imagine Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are the topless men being carried on their advisers’ shoulders. Although, saying that, maybe spare yourself that particular mental image.