Saturday, 24th October 2020

Johnson or Corbyn – which would you rather have as your neighbour in a 70s sitcom?

ONE is an outdated relic from 70s sitcom Citizen Smith, the other an outdated relic from 70s sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. But which would make the best neighbour? 

You're having a party and invite the neighbours round. How do they behave?

Boris Johnson gropes the bottom of a lady vicar, asks an Asian friend why she isn’t dressed up as ‘a bank-robbing letter box’ and falls in the fishpond.

Corbyn lectures a lady vicar about the evils of organised religion, tells a Jewish friend it isn’t anti-Semitic to lay a wreath for the Black September killers, and accidentally puts his foot through the television.

The neighbours’ tree is overhanging your property and endangering your garage. You ask if they could trim it back a bit. How do they react? 

Corbyn stares at you, says nothing and goes in. Later on approximately 46 leaflets about the environment, protecting habitats, and climate change are silently pushed through your door.

Johnson tells you he’s already done it and points at the overhanging branches, telling you they are no longer overhanging.

You invite your neighbour around for a barbecue. What do they bring? 

Corbyn brings six swedes and two pumpkins then demands a separate vegetarian-only barbecue.

Johnson brings six friends from Oxford who eat everything, drink all the booze, throw chairs through your patio doors then write you a cheque for it on their way out.

What happens when you ask to borrow a cup of sugar?

Corbyn tells you the sugar must remain under his control but you can have a spoon at a time, providing you can prove a genuine need for it.

Johnson says it’s the people’s will that he keep all the sugar, and he doesn’t like to use inflammatory language but if you ask again he’ll see you bloody hanged.