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Boris Johnson loses his place and rambles about Peppa Pig in bizarre business speech


The Prime Minister also jokingly quoted Lenin, talked about how he used to scorn wind farms and electric cars, and impersonated a car saying: “Broom broom brah brah!”

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Boris Johnson mixes up his notes in CBI keynote speech

Boris Johnson today lost his place for 20 seconds before then rambling about Peppa Pig in a bizarre speech to business leaders.

The Prime Minister had hoped to steady wobbles to his leadership over high-speed rail, care and sleaze with a speech to the CBI conference.

But it went off the rails after he lost his place and spent just over 20 seconds rifling through his notes, muttering “forgive me” and “blast it”. Business leaders in the tent appeared unsure how to react.

He then went into a lengthy diversion about Peppa Pig World after visiting it yesterday.

He demanded to know why business leaders in South Shields had not visited the children’s attraction 330 miles away in Hampshire.








He lost his place and spent 20 seconds rifling through his notes, muttering: “Forgive me”
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The Prime Minister also jokingly quoted Lenin, referred to himself as Moses, talked about how he used to scorn wind farms and electric cars, and impersonated an accelerating car saying: “Broom broom brah brah!”

The Labour Party tweeted: “The joke’s not funny any more”.

Mr Johnson’s surprise reference to Peppa Pig came shortly after he regained his place in his speech.

He said: “Yesterday I went, as we all must, to Peppa Pig World.

“I don’t know if you’ve been to Peppa Pig world, who’s been, hands up anyone who’s been to Peppa Pig World? Not enough.”

Peppa Pig World is almost six hours’ drive from the venue he was speaking at in South Shields.

He added: “I loved it and Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place. It has very safe streets, err… discipline in schools, heavy emphasis on new mass transit systems, even if they’re a bit stereotypical about Daddy Pig.”

Praising the character as an example of British innovation, he continued: “Who would have believed that a pig that looks like a hairdryer or possibly a Picasso-like hairdryer, a pig that was rejected by the BBC, would now be exported to 180 countries with theme parks both in America and China?”

This breaking news story is being updated.





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