The internet reacts to the Johnson Christmas Quiz story
‘No work was discussed, it wasn’t a business event,’ a source said on the Christmas Quiz
Images of Boris Johnson’s Christmas Quiz has broken the internet, with calls of his resignation ringing through Twitter, Instagram and just about any social media platform you can think of.
Amidst the chaos, people have begun sharing their thoughts online, and though not a humorous topic, some of them are ingenious.
Here are the best:
The only thing Johnson is nuking is his reputation- or what is left of it:
The idea that the man in charge of the nukes could be brought down by a pub quiz is the most quintessential British scandal ever
— Julia Macfarlane 🏴🇮🇩 (@juliamacfarlane) December 11, 2021
About sums it up:
The fact that the Prime Minister may resign over a Christmas party + quiz, rather than his policies that hit the most vulnerable in society, says everything you need to know about British politics.
— Anum Qaisar MP (@AnumSNP) December 11, 2021
Ten points for the correct answer:
I went on television and told people there were no Christmas parties in my house during lockdown despite being the quiz master at a Christmas party at my house during lockdown. pic.twitter.com/5tCLCKctqO
— Matthew McGregor (@mcgregormt) December 11, 2021
You hosted a quiz
And the very same day
I screenshotted away.
To save us from tears
I gave them to Pippa Crerar.
— Paul Sayers (he/him) (@RandomCharStr) December 11, 2021
A riddle for the ages:
Christmas quiz question:
Q: "When is a party not a party?"
A: "When it's the Tory Party." https://t.co/ood1GnyvdW
— Joanne Harris (@Joannechocolat) December 12, 2021
An oldie, but a classic:
"I hosted a Christmas quiz by mistake". pic.twitter.com/K4kzczhYZb
— Dr. Dan Lomas (@Sandbagger_01) December 11, 2021
Who won the quiz?
2021 Christmas quiz question:
Q: Exactly how many Christmas parties took place in No.10 in 2020?
— Ben (@bettswana) December 11, 2021
It doesn’t get any more iconic than this:
Boris & Reese-Mogg at the No. 10 Christmas Party Quiz pic.twitter.com/5qGGGVVHi1
— Dick Coughlan (@1DickCoughlan) December 12, 2021
Hugh Grant is chiming in:
You are the weakest link. Goodbye. pic.twitter.com/WoxgJUDE4T
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) December 11, 2021
Phone a friend:
“You don’t know who wrote In the Summer Time do you?” pic.twitter.com/CEx23QnZR7
— Ed McConnell (@EdJMcConnell) December 12, 2021
Sources say that staff huddled around computers, discussed questions, and necked back a few festive glasses of bubbly from the local Tesco Metro, reports the Mirror.
The insider says that there were four teams in one office, each made up of six people.
The image was allegedly taken on December 15, the PM flanked by two senior officials dressed in Santa hats and draped in tinsel.
For context, on December 25 last year, 459 people died from Covid, while a further 33,828 people were infected.
At the time, London was under Tier 2 regulations, and therefore social mixing between households was banned.
Similarly, official guidance also stated: “You must not have a work Christmas lunch or party, where that is a primarily social activity and is not otherwise permitted by the rules in your tier.”
Johnson, who also gave a bronze pin of the number 10 door as a gift, allegedly quizzed: “At her press conference, how many Covid tests did Priti Patel say had been conducted?”
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