About a hundred people dressed up in blonde wigs and masks To look like the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, they met outside Downing Street for an “impromptu party”, emulating the dances that have gone viral from the politician after the “Partygate” controversy.
The people who dressed as the British premier were recorded with beer cans and alcohol bottles cheering and shouting while dancing to the very loud music. The group was organized by youtuber Jaackmaate, with a hit he calls “My name is Boris”, produced by Alfie Indra.
“This is a work meeting,” shouted the protesters with beers, music and dances to mock the British prime minister. With that phrase, Johnson had excused his attendance at various parties during the confinement in the United Kingdom and in recent months.
The Government of the United Kingdom apologized this Friday to the queen, Elizabeth II, for the celebration of two parties on the night before the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh, a revelation known late on Thursday and that further increases the pressure on the Prime Minister. Many people, upset with the politician after “Bypassing restrictions too often” While the British suffered from the measures against the coronavirus due to the expansion of the covid-19 pandemic, they have been very critical of the leader of the United Kingdom. Last Wednesday, Johnson already apologized for attending yet another party.
Chants of ‘my name is Boris’ and ‘this is a work event’ outside Downing Street as maybe a hundred bewigged Boris lookalikes jig around in the street. Utterly surreal pic.twitter.com/3g6BCK1Hzl
— Liz Bates (@wizbates) January 14, 2022
In the United Kingdom, Johnson is already considered as “a party animal” and “a living meme”, with endless memes about the politician and his attendance at parties. In addition, opposition politicians have called for his resignation, which It would not be ruled out after the increased pressure on Johnson in recent days and whose controversies have reached Buckingham Palace.
If Johnson followed in the footsteps of his predecessors Theresa May and David Cameron and resigned, a race for the succession among the Conservatives would begin, without the need to call new elections. The ‘tories’ can also force the departure of the prime minister, with a motion of censure. Former Foreign Minister Dominic Raab currently serves as deputy prime minister, but ‘a priori’ his loss of political weight leaves him out of some pools that do include, instead, other members of the current government, including Finance Minister Rishi Sunak.
Sunak, 41, the son of immigrants, has been seen in recent months as the natural replacement for the Conservative Party, but his popularity seems to have dropped recently, especially among the ‘Tory’ leaders who will have in their hands the final decision on the future prime minister, according to the newspaper ‘”The Guardian”.
Some 46 percent of Conservative voters believe Sunak will do better than Johnson, according to a YouGov poll published last week. Only 16 percent consider that he will govern worse than the prime minister and 30 percent believe that there will be no significant changes.