THE PRIME Minister has declared his love for Peppa Pig World and mimicked a car during a key address to business leaders.
Boris Johnson was speaking at the CBI conference in South Shields this morning when he made the somewhat rambling speech, losing his place on several occasions.
The address was intended to be on green policies, after the UK Government announced plans to ensure all new homes built in England would require to have electric vehicle charging points, as well as offices.
Around 15 minutes into his 45-minute speech, Mr Johnson appeared to lose his place and began rifling through his notes, repeating “forgive me” before picking up again.
A few minutes later he explained he had spent yesterday at Peppa Pig Wolrd, and described the porcine character as “pure genius”, despite resembling a “Picasso-like hairdryer”, with the show a £6 billion massive global success story.
“I was a bit hazy what I would find at Peppa Pig World but I loved it. Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place,” Mr Johnson said about his day out at the Hampshire attraction.
“It has very safe streets, discipline in schools, a heavy emphasis in new mass transit systems, I noticed, even if they are a bit stereotypical about Daddy Pig.”
Praising the ingenuity of the private sector, Mr Johnson said “no Whitehall civil servant could conceivably have come up with Peppa”.
“Yesterday I went to Peppa Pig World… I loved it, it’s very much my kind of place”
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Mr Johnson, who once claimed wind farms could not “pull the skin off a rice pudding”, praised the “beautiful white mills” off the North Sea coast “as we claim a new harvest, rich and green from the drowned meadows of Doggerland”.
That power could fuel electric vehicles (EVs) – although Mr Johnson acknowledged they may not “burble” like a high-powered petrol car, impersonating a roaring engine to underline the point.
The Prime Minister also compared his 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution to the 10 Commandments brought down by Moses from Mount Sinai.