Boris Johnson already ‘broke royal protocol’ by revealing what the Queen said to him

Boris Johnson becomes PM

I do genuinely feel sorry for all of the British (Cele)bitches this week. That being said, misery loves company and welcome to the club, British peeps: now America and Britain’s special relationship is even stronger because we both have racist, bad-haired buffoons as our leaders. We literally feel your pain. Everyone on my timeline thinks Boris Johnson is pathetic, and I have my fingers crossed that Ol’ Boris won’t last that long as PM.

Yesterday was the day for all of the formalities – Theresa May had to run over to Buckingham Palace and formally turn in her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II. Then QEII had to meet with Boris Johnson for the private audience, where he is asked if he would like to form a government in her name or whatever (I literally don’t know how this works, I’m just going off of The Queen). I know that the “audience” is very private, but the palace released photos of Boris and the Queen shaking hands. Doesn’t he have to kneel too? No photos of that. But it looks like Duchess Meghan isn’t the only protocol-breaker these days!

The Queen invited the new Tory leader to become Prime Minister during an audience at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. But Mr Johnson broke royal protocol when he went on to share what Her Majesty said to him when they met, Euronews and NBC News journalist Vincent McAviney claimed. The reporter tweeted that Mr Johnson said the Queen told him: “I don’t know why anyone would want the job [of Prime Minister].”

McAviney added: “The PM revealed it during a tour in Number 10 before being told off by staff not to repeat those things so loudly.”

In a statement Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen received in Audience The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP this afternoon and requested him to form a new Administration. Mr Johnson accepted Her Majesty’s offer and kissed hands upon his appointment as Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury.”

[From The Daily Express]

So Boris Johnson was indiscreet about his FIRST private audience with the Queen, and he told a bunch of people what the Queen said about how she’s shocked anyone wants to be prime minister. That’s sort of funny, on the Queen’s part. I’m sure she was half-joking, half-serious. Like, who does want to be prime minister at this point? They can’t give that job away! And the Queen gets to see most of her prime ministers at their worst too, because of the guaranteed discretion.

Also: I’ve seen some headlines about the fact that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s engagement photo was placed IN FRONT OF the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement photo on the Queen’s little table. Please, someone just puts those photos in there for the photo-op. Like the Queen doesn’t surround herself with photos of her dogs and horses exclusively.

Boris Johnson becomes PM

Boris Johnson becomes PM

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  1. howdy says:

    So I think that BJ (lol) is a liar and has an issue with women but how can he be racist when he himself is of Turkish and Jewish descent? I thought his speech today had some good ideas and funding in it. Is he racist because he would rather Britain rule itself instead ofthe fatcats of Brussels?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      He is also of Russian descent, ancestor was an illegitimate child of a royal i believe.

    • Megan says:

      How can Steven Miller be a white nationalist when he is Jewish? Johnson’s ancestry does not prevent him from being the overt racist that he is.

    • KittenHeels says:

      Plenty of people of colour are racist against other races, plenty of women are misogynistic, plenty of members of one minority are prejudiced against members of other minorities – or their own minority!

      They tend to be self-serving idiots.

    • Tina says:

      Boris is racist because (amongst other reasons) he has compared Muslim women to letterboxes and used the words “piccaninnies” and “watermelon smiles” in a column in the Telegraph written in the 21st century. And we rule ourselves now, we always have. If you or anyone can point to a way in which Brussels oppresses you, have at it. But you can’t. Because it doesn’t.

    • Allie says:

      Racism is not something that’s exclusively for white Christians.

    • Jamie says:

      The same way Geert Wilders can be racist even though he’s half Indonesian.
      Self-hatred is real.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Are you kidding? I hope you’re kidding.

    • Meganbot2000 says:

      Oh please. His “Jewish descent” is one single great-grandfather (Judaism is matrilineal). If Judaism passed through the paternal line – which it doesn’t – it would still make him only 1/8 Jewish. My pet hamster is more Jewish than him. It’s ridiculous to claim someone can’t be bigoted against an ethnic group due to having one distant ancestor from that group.

      Ditto Turkish, he has one Turkish great-grandparent and it’s quite possible he grew up with no connection to or understanding of his grandfather’s ancestry. Boris has certainly played up being “Turkish” when it suits him as a PR stunt but the “threat” of Turkey joining the EU was used as one of the three major boogeymen by the racist, illegal campaign of lies promulgated by Leave. So he clearly has no problem throwing Turkish people under a bus.

      Boris is white British and clearly identifies as white British. The fact that he (like most Brits) have a tiny amount of foreign (but still white!) ancestry really is irrelevant. He has a long history of making racist remarks and of implementing dangerous racist policies.

  2. Digital Unicorn says:

    Of course BJ (Bl@w J@b – my new name for him as it suits him) is indiscreet, he has always been a loud mouth showoff. He really is another Trump.

    I have decided to NOT watch the news from now till 31st October as it won’t be good for my mental health.

    • IlsaLund says:

      Good name for the oaf. The Queen should have taken a swing at him with her purse.

      • Megan says:

        I have never understood why she carries a purse in her own house.

      • Chaine says:

        I too think it is very awkward to walk around your own home carrying a purse. Maybe she has allergies and wants to make sure she always has a Kleenex and some nasal spray at hand.

      • Capepopsie says:

        I’m sure the Queen carries a purse because her ”house” is so much bigger than an ordinary one, and She’ll
        need something that’ s too far away to just go and fetch.
        🛴 👑👜

      • Thea says:

        She carries dog treats in her purse

      • Purple Prankster says:

        it looks like Boris caught her on her way out lol

      • Meganbot2000 says:

        I don’t think she does, I think it’s a prop for meetings/photocalls. It’s known that she uses her purse to signal to her aids (so if she holds her purse in this hand it means this, the other hand means that, pushing the purse up or opening it means different things) and presumably that’s why she carries to to business meetings.

      • PrincessK says:

        I am presently reading a biography on him JUST BORIS, it is excellent. The man has just fulfilled his main ambition to be PM, he has no principles at all, it is all about himself and he is a master manipulator.

    • Ninks says:

      I understand the sentiment, but the implication is that you think it will be fine to watch the news after October 31st, and….. really?

  3. Just sayin’ says:

    Maybe…just maybe the pictures were put in that order by a cheeky aide who is all “eff you and your racism” British style shade.

  4. TheHeat says:

    I live in Canada on a 3 acre property. Lots of room for you US & UK celebitches to camp out if you need to leave! 🙂

    • elimaeby says:

      Don’t tempt me. I just found out I’m pregnant with my first, and the thought of raising a black child in the US is already scaring the s**t out of me when I should just be over the moon.

      • kerwood says:

        Congratulations! Bringing a Black child into the world is definitely an act of courage. God bless to your family.

      • Chaine says:

        Congrats on the impending arrival. I wish the best for you and your family. Hopefully the tide will turn and our country will improve so that you and all of the other moms do not have to be so fearful.

    • Erinn says:

      Me too! Just a shade under 3, but part of it is wooded, so it’s extra secluded and peaceful. And a very cold water atlantic ocean beach just about a ten – fifteen minute drive away 😀

      • TheHeat says:

        @Erinn – where are you? I am also about a 5-10 minute drive from that same ocean! 😉 I’m in NL.

    • Megan says:

      I’ll start packing right now.

    • Louise says:

      How’s the weather?

    • AnnaKist says:

      And I’m in Australia with a nice, large home with available bedrooms, located in a great area, close to good schools, shops and transport. I wouldn’t mind some long-term English guests, either. Just bring some good strong tea and your family recipes. 🥧 🧁

      Boris the Boofhead is a loud-mouthed boor, a racist, misogynist and liar. He’s an utterly vile specimen.

      • FlyLikeABird says:

        Lool do you have that same inviting energy for the people shackled in Nauru or the aboriginals y’all were trying to deport from their MF ancestral lands? Australians calling other people racist will forever be funny to me.

      • Lady D says:

        I’m afraid we are about to elect our own Trump-lite here in Canada. I might need one of those rooms soon:(

      • Kath says:

        Yeah, Australia isn’t really in a position to offer anyone sanctuary. We just had our own boorish, stupid, dog-whistling Trump-like PM returned to power – against all the odds. (Thanks Queensland!)

    • JennErinMS says:

      @Theheat, I live in Mississippi (which has to be one of the worst, if not the worst, state that one could possibly live in) and that invitation is so very tempting! At this point I don’t even need a room, I would be perfectly happy living in a tent in your backyard.

  5. Enn says:

    Meghan has literally nothing to do with this story. Leave her out of this sh*tshow.

    Also Britain voted for Brexit before we elected Trump so let’s not act like we self-sabotaged first.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yeah, but it’s like America was all, “Yeah, that’s pretty good. Now, #HoldMyBeer.”

  6. Kath says:

    In the first photo the Queen seems to be thinking “Oh, for f-ck’s sake. This guy? Really?”

    The UK seems to be taking after Australia and our ever-changing merry-go-round of increasingly shit Prime Ministers.

  7. Heidi says:

    I can’t wait to see how European leaders are kicking his ass. I wish I could see his face when he realises that they couldn’t possibly care less who is Prime Minister in Great Britain and that he will get no special treatment.

    Apparently, Britons will only appreciate what they had once they lose their jobs and face empty supermarket shelves. I am afraid not even their fishermen will profit from a Hard Brexit – they might catch more fish, but to whom will they sell it?

    The British ungratefulness about the best peace project in history is really maddening – I am even considering not buying my beloved Filofax organizers anymore.

    • Tina says:

      Many of us are grateful for the EU, and regret bitterly the corrupt vote that will likely take us out of it.

    • Wilma says:

      @heidi That is too harsh. The vote was close and the campaign itself was influenced the same way the American election was. I love being a EU citizen and I’m going to miss the UK being a part of it. I hope things won’t turn out too bad for the UK, I kinda hope they end up not leaving at all.

    • Elisa says:

      I’m sure Macron WILL kick his ass. Also, this means hard Brexit…

    • Nahema says:

      @Heidi – wow, where in the world are you from? Your comment sounds more like personal hatred than differing political opinions.

  8. Melissa says:

    I don’t have much to say about the state of politics around the world. It seems like Trumpism is spreading, and I just can’t.

    The photo of Meghan and Harry has been on that table for a while now. At least since last year. Have people not been paying attention, or is it just a case of stans overreacting on the internet?

  9. Erinn says:

    I know this is probably offensive… but why does it look like he’s cosplaying as Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder. WHO told him that haircut was a good idea?

    • KittenHeels says:

      He relies on being seen as a bumbling oaf. It’s cosplay, basically. He’s famous for doing things like messing the hair up even more before TV appearances to keep up his “oh, that silly man” image.

      It makes him far more dangerous.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      As KittenHeels says its an act to make him more appealing/charming to the masses and to hide his corrupt nasty soul.

    • Erinn says:

      OH. MY. GOD.

      I am so sorry that you’re all dealing with this oaf. He wasn’t ever really on my radar before – it’s a lot easier for me to keep tabs on US politics from Canada I guess, especially because it’s EVERYWHERE.

      Part of me is enraged, and the other part of me regrets not setting the bar lower at my own job ahha – I can only imagine I’d be doing a lot less of the dirty work and fixes for other peoples’ accounts if I had cultivated an air of incompetence.

  10. Sassy says:

    Brits really saw Trump last month and said we want that too and got themselves a Great value Trump.

    • yasmina says:

      “Brits”? As in the 46 million eligible voters of the UK? Nope. But if you mean the 92,153 people who voted for him to be leader of the Tories, then, yep, that comparison could be apt.

  11. kerwood says:

    I don’t believe him. This isn’t Queen Elizabeth’s first time at the fair. She knows better than to say something like that to something like THAT.

  12. Myra says:

    So sorry for the British people. If your new PM is anything like Trump be prepared for complete and total embarrassment daily!!

  13. Fluffy Princess says:

    Sincerely sorry that the UK now has it’s own blond buffoon. Gah!!!

  14. A Finn says:

    It’s been said here in Finland that British politics were (and are) “broken” and that’s why we have brexit and Boris. So my question is what on earth happened to the UK and when?!?

    I’m terribly sorry for all Brits, Irish, Welsh, Scottish etc. but fight it out! You can do it 💪

    • Tina says:

      Essentially, Conservative politicians, from Cameron to May to Johnson, have consistently chosen party over country. Their actions have continually been to keep the party together, and who cares what happens to the country. On the other side, Labour is led by a doddery anti-semitic Marxist who has managed to keep Labour roughly on par in the polls with a conservative government that has been in power for 9 years and has presided over austerity since the financial crisis.

      There is a majority in parliament to avoid a no-deal Brexit, but whether they can even manage to do that in the face of Boris’s shenanigans will be another matter. There is not a majority for anything else, at all. Which is fitting, because the country is similarly divided. It’s an utter mess.

      • Lillian says:

        This was helpful, thank you.

      • Tina says:

        You’re very welcome. I actually think your commentators in the US like Lawrence O’Donnell and whoever they have writing the op-eds in the New York Times are much more candid about this sort of thing than most of our people here in the UK (except for my faves in the Times behind the paywall, Daniel Finkelstein, Hugo Rifkind et al).

  15. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I don’t understand the popularity of crazy politicians with bad bleached hair. Johnson, Trump and Doug Ford seem like the evil triplets of the current twisted political world.

  16. Jackie says:

    I just love how Queen is carrying her purse. I notice she takes it EVERYWHERE. Just like my great grandma would take her purse with her around the nursing home in her wheelchair. Like, what do you have in there Grandma Jan that is so dang important?

    • PleaseAndThankYou says:

      Except this is the Queen and she lives in a palace, so she actually has a fairly good reason to have a small bag with her. She keeps treats for her dogs in it.

  17. Here In My Jammies says:

    I agree with the Queen.