The next five scandals Boris Johnson will walk away from unharmed
DIPPING into Tory coffers to redecorate his flat is just the latest scandal that won’t trouble Johnson. He’ll also walk away untouched from these five:
The break-up of the United Kingdom
The cracks have been growing for years, and thanks to Johnson’s conviction that only England counts there’s a good chance he’ll be leader when it finally breaks apart. Instead of disgracing him, Johnson’s buffoonish handling of the situation will be celebrated and the Scots and Irish will become the new hated foreigners.
Result: Six-point lead in polls
Improbable, but there’s a slim chance that a man ran a campaign of lies to win Brexit for personal gain might not follow through on his promises. But fishermen will laugh off their raw deal though because Johnson will appear on the telly waving a kipper saying ‘what a spiffing haul’.
Result: 11-point lead in polls
Saying something deeply offensive
It’s impossible to predict which class, colour or creed Johnson will offend next, but given his track record it’s only a matter of time. But the outrage will swiftly be weaponised as a ‘war on woke’, Boris will be declared the new Prince Philip, and it’ll make him so popular even Sir Keir Starmer will vote for him.
Result: Re-elected with 95-seat majority
Pushing the Queen down some stairs
After receiving a knighthood he awarded himself, Johnson will shake the Queen’s hand and push her down a gold staircase. Her Majesty will tumble for a full thirty seconds before dusting herself off and playfully punching him on the arm. The incident will be celebrated on worthless commemorative coins your mum buys from the Mail.
Result: Anglican Church declares Johnson’s canonization
Declaring war on Wales
In need of a quick boost after tanking the economy, Johnson decides to move Trident to Cardiff Bay and escalates it into a full-blown nuclear standoff between Wales and England, which the English find hilarious. Sends our wartime nostalgia into overdrive and sees Britain declared a one-party state before he jokingly nukes Snowdonia.
Result: Made president-for-life