Photos of Boris Johnson have surfaced during his now famous visit to Peppa Pig World.
It comes after the prime minister praised the attraction in a grand speech – in which he lost his place in his notes, talked about a day trip to the amusement park, and imitated an appr
In the prime minister’s keynote address to business leaders, he struggled with his papers, at one point muttering “Blast it” before shuffling the pages and asking the audience to “forgive me” as he tried to find the right point to resume .
The speech to the Confederation of British Industry was an attempt to set out how the pursuit of green policies could help “moral mission” to “raise” Britain.
But it risks being remembered for Mr Johnson’s reflections on his trip to Peppa Pig World, comparisons to Moses, a reference to Lenin, and the drama of a UK Prime Minister making car noises.
After the South Shields speech, Mr. Johnson was asked, “Are you okay?”
He told ITV, “I think people got the vast majority of the points I wanted to score and I thought it was well received.”
But Labor mocked Mr Johnson online, saying, “The joke is no longer funny,” while Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey said, “Corporations are crying out for clarity. Instead, they only got Boris Johnson rambling about Peppa Pig.
“It’s a perfect metaphor for Johnson’s chaotic, incompetent government wrecking our economy, but it’s not worthy of a UK Prime Minister.”
Mr Johnson told the audience how he spent Sunday at Peppa Pig World in Hampshire, describing it as “very much my place” but “they are a bit stereotypical about Daddy Pig”.
He said, “Yesterday, as we all have to, I went to Peppa World. Hands up if you’ve been to Peppa Pig World!
“I loved it. Peppa Pig World is exactly my place. It has very safe roads, discipline in schools, strong emphasis on new local transit systems. Even if they are a bit stereotypical about Daddy Pig.”
Praising the ingenuity of the private sector, Johnson said “no Whitehall official could have imagined developing Peppa,” which has grown into a £ 6 billion global company with theme parks in the US and China.
He mimicked the sound of a roaring car when he said that electric vehicles, lacking the distinctive sound of a powerful gasoline engine, “turn off the lights faster than a Ferrari”.
He quoted Soviet leader Lenin as saying that electrification is the key to the new “green” industrial revolution.
“Lenin once said that the communist revolution is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country,” said Johnson.
“The coming industrial revolution is green electricity plus electrification of the whole country. We electrify our cars, we electrify our rails. “
The prime minister compared his 10-point plan for a green economy to the 10 commandments of the Bible.
It was “a new Decalogue that I made exactly a year ago when I came down from Sinai,” he said.
The prime minister also defended his leveling agenda after criticizing the scaled-back plans for new railways in the northern and central regions.
But Mr Johnson enjoyed a break from politics over the weekend – by taking his one-year-old son on a trip to Peppa Pig World.
Boris, accompanied by son Wilfred and wife Carrie, was seen wearing a dark green hat at Paulton’s Park theme park near Southampton, Hants.
The 57-year-old politician was spotted sitting on a seat on the Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club water slide on Sunday.
George Bell, 30, was on a family day trip to the theme park of his own when he spotted Boris waiting to take the same ride.
He said, “The first time I saw him was when he was standing in line in front of me.
“He said briefly, ‘Hello, how are you?’
“Then on the water ride itself, my carriage collided with his.
“He noticed that the journey was ‘terribly slow’.”
The Prime Minister and his wife, who were married at Westminster Cathedral this year, are expecting their second child in December.
Their first son Wilfred was born in April 2020 and wears the same signature mop of blond curls as his father.
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