‘I’m an agent of chaos’: Сartoon depicts Boris Johnson as Heath Ledger’s Joker
The sketch depicts Johnson as the iconic character played by the late Heath Ledger, and a couple of famous quotes from the film – Johnson’s Joker holds a sign that reads: “Why so serious?” while saying: “I am an agent of chaos.”
Johnson has been accused of trying to use a no-deal Brexit – and the potential turmoil it may cause – as a means to pressure the EU into offering better terms for London.
Really clever cartoon, tells it all with few words— Daniel Cole (@dcole0007) August 23, 2019
The cartoon als shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel as Batman, and French President Emmanuel Macron as Robin, as they look at BoJo with not particularly excited faces.
People on social media wasted no time weighing in, claiming that the drawing depicts the real “hierarchy” within the EU – a jibe directed at Macron, who's been considered by some as always playing to Merkel’s tune.
Even French papers know the hierarchy in the EU— Benno (@Bluewurst1875) August 22, 2019
I really respect a country secure enough in its self-image to cast itself as Robin— EXTREMELY NORMAL NAME (@supermathskid) August 22, 2019
The sketch also comes against the backdrop of worsening UK-France ties, strained primarily by negotiations over Brexit. After this week’s meeting between the leaders of the two countries, Macron cautioned Johnson regarding the possibility of the UK “becoming a vassal of the US” if there is a no-deal Brexit, and said he “doesn’t think this is what British people want.”Also on rt.com Macron warns UK could become US vassal state. I bet he asked Merkel first
Johnson has made no official response to Macron’s words. Brexit is due to be discussed in the following weeks and will likely come up as a topic during the G7 summit, which starts today.
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