Twitter users have last laugh as Boris pulls out of Tory leadership race
Oh well, it's a good job Boris Johnson's aborted leadership bid had no lasting negative consequences for the country.— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) June 30, 2016
@OwenJones84 The man is beneath contempt. His lies and posturing created a huge crisis and he doesn't have the balls to take responsibility.— Duncan Willis (@Superproprep) June 30, 2016
Boris Johnson doesn't want to be Prime Minister of any country foolish enough to fall for his deceptive Leave campaign. Makes sense.— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) June 30, 2016
Having voted to leave the EU in last week’s referendum, many people are now furious at Johnson for having championed the Leave campaign, only to spurn the chance at office where he would have to make Brexit a reality.
That Boris Johnson statement in full:— NeilMackay (@NeilMackay) June 30, 2016
I've just bolloxed up Britain, but now you plebs can clean up the mess without me. Enjoy the meltdown!
Boris Johnson saunters into your house, pulls down his pants, takes a massive dump on the floor, gives you a nod, saunters out again.— Alex von Tunzelmann (@alexvtunzelmann) June 30, 2016
Even Hollywood actor Ewan McGregor had a dig at the Brexiteer, who has been described by some as a “mumbling, bumbling, buffoon.”
@BorisJohnson You spineless c$&t You lead this ludicrous campaign to leave EU. Win, and now fuc& off to let someone else clear up your mess.— Ewan McGregor (@mcgregor_ewan) June 30, 2016
Some turned their focus to the turmoil in the Labour Party, wondering how Johnson might fare in a leadership contest with Jeremy Corbyn. The latter lost a vote of no confidence earlier this week with 172 MPs coming out against him.
I imagine the PLP are frantically trying to contact Boris Johnson to beg him to run for leader of the Labour Party— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) June 30, 2016
Even journalists and commentators were bemused by the announcement.
Exclusive pic of David Cameron as Boris Johnson pulled out of leadership race pic.twitter.com/MLrE9k6ACn— Emily Ashton (@elashton) June 30, 2016
The best reaction to the announcement that Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the leadership race pic.twitter.com/Y5i4gGv9hq— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) June 30, 2016
Boris Johnson executes his meticulously-planned political strategy: pic.twitter.com/sXiETPU76v— Robert Wright (@RKWinvisibleman) June 30, 2016
To be fair, many Brits were wondering how ‘BoJo’ was capable of being prime minister in the first place.