BORIS Johnson today hailed “genius” Peppa Pig World as “my kind of place” after a visit with his family last weekend – in a bizarre speech to business chiefs.
The PM went off on a rambling tangent during his address to the Confederation of British Industry – with a blast at “stereotypical” Daddy Pig.Boris Johnson gave a bizarre speech to business chiefs this morning[/caption]
Today the PM:
- Announced new homes, offices and supermarkets will be forced to install electric chargers from next year as part of a green revolution
- Vowed he wanted to slash taxes for businesses – but the Government had to wait for the right moment to do so
- Lost his train of thought and struggled for several seconds to find his place in the speech
And as he tried to pull the momentum back into a strange aside, Boris recalled his recent visit to Peppa Pig World, where he was seen with his son Wilf and wife Carrie enjoying a day out.
They were spotted on the Grampy Rabbit’s Sailing Club boat ride at the park in Hampshire over the weekend.
And the PM told the country’s top chiefs in Newcastle: “Yesterday I went, as we all must, to Peppa Pig World.
“I love it. Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place: it has very safe streets, discipline in schools, heavy emphasis on new mass transit systems… even if they are a bit stereotypical about Daddy Pig…”
The PM didn’t say what it was about Daddy Pig, who is an engineer, likes to read the paper, and gets excited about trips in the car, was stereotypical.
He hailed the “power of UK creators”.
“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, as well as in the New Forest?
“A business that’s worth at least £6billion pounds to this country – I think that is pure genius, don’t you?
“No Whitehall civil servant count have conceivably come up with Peppa.”The lovable cartoon character is a favourite among young kids[/caption] Boris hit out at Daddy Pig for being ‘stereotypical’[/caption]
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An onlooker told The Sun of their recent outing: “They just looked like a normal family.
“Boris made a joke about how slow the ride was and he seemed in good spirits.
“They had a big security team around them which looked quite odd as one of his guards had to go on the ride on his own.”