Ricky Gervais doesn’t hold back his thoughts on Boris Johnson’s government

Ricky Gervais doesn’t hold back his thoughts on Boris Johnson’s government

Ricky Gervais has well and truly lambasted Boris Johnson and the Tory government over their alleged Covid rule-breaking shenanigans that are said to have taken place while people across the country were banned from visiting loved ones in hospitals or attending funerals.

Reports from The Mirror emerged of an alleged Downing Street Christmas party last year when London was under Tier 3 restrictions, along with claims of similar events occurring around this time. While Johnson “apologised unreservedly” for the party and asked the Cabinet Secretary to investigate, he remains adamant that rules were followed.

More recently, a photo was obtained by The Guardian of the prime minister, his wife and newborn child socialising in the Downing Street garden with 17 staff members while enjoying cheese and wine.

The photo appears to be taken on 15 May 2020, when Covid lockdown rules restricted people - only allowing them to see one person outside their household. However, Johnson has since defended the photo and said those pictured were “people at work, talking about work”.

It seems Gervais is not having any of it as the 60-year-old comedian during one of his Twitter live streams accused the government of “acting like f***ing Charlie Sheen.”

“Do you know what the worst thing is? Apart from the pandemic and the devastation and the deaths and the strain on the health service and people losing their livelihoods,” Gervais told listeners.

“The worst thing is the f****ing c**** in charge do what they want.

“I see all these people saying all the parties they were having, and people saying that was the day I couldn’t see my mum in hospital, or I couldn’t go to my dad’s funeral.

“Because the posh, privileged people in charge were acting like f***ing Charlie Sheen. I mean really f***ing rubbing salt in the wound. I don’t get political, but they are all s***.”

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The After Life star added: “When are we going to stop taking ‘went to Eton’ as a qualification to run the country? I mean f***ing hell.

“So that’s why I’m doing this as well, because I’ve noticed all around there’s a lot of annoyance and frustration. Totally justified as well.”

Since this clip from his live stream has circulated on Twitter, people have praised Gervais for voicing exactly what a lot of the public thinks about the government at this moment in time.

The third and final series of Gervais’ hit Netflix TV show After Life is set to be released on January 14 2022.

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