Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Boris Johnson's 'Benny Hill' stage spot

It was kind of the Tory party conference organisers to bring on the entertainment half way through the political speeches. As Quentin Letts comments in the Mail, a Benny Hill set always goes down well with the Tory punters - and no one does Benny Hill as well as Boris Johnson. A serial adulterer who can't keep his trousers on, Boris would also be a natural for a Brian Rix farce - but perhaps he's saving that for next year, when he hopes to be leader of a Tory party in exile from government. 

For full effect he should perhaps have arrived on stage via a zip wire down the length of the auditorium, over the heads of the few dozen surviving Tory party members clustered in the front seats. Dressed in Spandex shorts and a sequined Union flag wes'cot with a rubber chicken. But still, he was good enough as he was to entertain the serious politicians there.

6 comments:

Michael said...

Brian Rix farces were usually played out in The Whitehall Theatre, so no change there...

DeeDee99 said...

I'm getting a little tired of BoJo's s buffoonery. There's usually some substance underneath the jokes - yesterday it was just a stand up routine.












Ian Hills said...

Spandex shorts, rubber chicken...you've just reminded me that Boris, like Dave and other upper class twits, was once a member of the Bullingdon Club.

Demetrius said...

I opted for Max Miller yesterday, but then I have a longer memory.

John M said...

Boris Johnson doesn't need a zip wire for effect. He already presents himself as a bungling clown quite well enough.

And his speech - whilst going down a storm in the ludicrous chamber that is Tory Conference was frankly a total embarassment to everyone else who watched it.

So in one swoop Johnson reminded us what an idiot he can be, and portayed the Tories as the same for agreeing with his clowning...

Cascadian said...

It is one of the wonders of politics that Farage can be derided as a political lightweight whilst Boris is hailed as an everyman with all the answers.

Still the Eton boys remain the best recruiters for UKIP whether they realize it or not.

The real star of the conference George Osborne seems to be biding his time, perhaps he is not interested in being the leader of the opposition come 2015.

The conventions have served to remind people there is no strength in depth in any of the parties, party leaders seem especially weak. May as well vote for the most normal leader and hope his common man approach can be translated into wealth for the common working man and not the rentseekers. Seventy years of experience with liebour and the conmen certainly shows they do not have the answers.