Footage resurfaces of Boris Johnson calling London Assembly members 'invertebrate jellies' after decision goes against him

Greg Evans
Sunday 01 September 2019 11:00

We've all seen this week that Boris Johnson is a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, as he suspended parliament to potentially force through a no-deal Brexit.

Anger and disappointment have since erupted after the Queen approved the move, with thousands taking to streets around the UK to protest the decision and 'stop the coup.'

This situation only gives MP's a handful of days to stop Johnson from proroguing parliament, so it remains to be seen what will happen there but should that transpire we can only imagine what Johnson's reaction will be.

Given previous outbursts, it's likely to be something bizarre, over-eloquent and completely incomprehensible.

Take for instance this video from 2013, which has recently resurfaced on social media of Johnson reacting furiously at a decision against him by the London Assembly during his time as mayor.

Johnson called the assembly members 'great, supine, protoplasmic invertebrate jellies' because they had just voted to reverse his decision for council tax cuts, which opponents believed would have forced the closure of 12 fire stations.

He then reacted angrily after the assembly refused to debate him on the issue and moved on to a vote about the budget instead.

Needless to say, people haven't been too impressed with this old but somehow worryingly relevant clip.

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