Conservative MPs voice concern over Johnson’s CBI speech

Boris Johnson’s rambling speech to business leaders has even been criticized even by Conservative MPs and was accused of losing his grip on several key policies. Senior members of the party are worried over the prime minister’s performance at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference. During his speech, he lost his place for about 20 seconds and talked about Peppa Pig. Business leaders also were unamused by the prime minister’s speech Monday. They are worried about the lack of substantial policy. Johnson spent 20 seconds uttering “forgive me” three times. Johnson later said he had spent Sunday on a trip to Hampshire’s Peppa Pig World. “Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place. It has very safe streets, discipline in schools, a heavy emphasis on mass transit systems I noticed, even if they are a bit stereotypical about Daddy Pig.” Johnson added: “The real lesson for me going to Peppa Pig World… was about the power of UK creativity.”

Imitating car sound

Besides, he imitated the sound of an accelerating car as “arum arum aaaaaaaaag”. He compared himself to Moses. The prime minister said: “I said to my officials the new Ten Commandments were that ‘thou shalt develop industries like offshore wind, hydrogen, nuclear power and carbon capture’.” The business leaders promptly questioned the prime minister’s focus after the speech was over. He also quoted Lenin during his speech. Labour’s shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves, called the speech “shambolic”. She added: “No one was laughing, because the joke’s not funny anymore.” Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said: “Businesses are crying out for clarity. Instead, all they got was Boris Johnson rambling on about Peppa Pig. It is a perfect metaphor for Johnson’s chaotic, incompetent government as it trashes our economy, but it is not worthy of a British prime minister.” The PM also mooted his personal 10 point plan to support businesses going greener in the future.

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