Boris Johnson declares himself 'the spirit of Glasgow' at Cop27
Former UK prime minister, Boris Johnson has once again managed to annoy Scotland by claiming that he is 'spirit of Glasgow' while speaking at the Cop27 summit in Egypt.
Johnson was speaking at a New York Times event when he made the claim - a clear reference to the Cop26 summit which happened at this time last year in Glasgow, Scotland.
At the event in Sharm El Sheikh, Johnson, who was ousted as prime minister earlier this year said: "I'm the spirit of Glasgow Cop26, it's incredible to think how much has changed, since that last Cop and to be frank how much damage has been done in just one year to our great common purpose of tackling man-made climate change."
Now few would begrudge Johnson for the overall sentiment of his message but by appointing himself as 'the spirit of Glasgow' he has only managed to incite the wrath of Scots, who aren't the biggest fans of him at the best of times.
\u201cMaking a speech at a side venue at Cop 27, Boris Johnson introduces himself as \u201cthe spirit of Glasgow, Cop 26\u201d. Feels like there could be a, 'things were better under me' theme being quietly developed here.\u201d
— Christina McKelvie (@Christina McKelvie)
\u201cThe first image that comes up if you Google "Boris Johnson Glasgow":\u201d
— Stefan Bienkowski (@Stefan Bienkowski)
\u201c"I'm the spirit of Glasgow," announces Boris Johnson on stage at #COP27. I'm not sure the people of Glasgow would necessarily agree!!\u201d
— Katie Collins (is at COP27) (@Katie Collins (is at COP27))
\u201cI think I speak on behalf if the whole if Scotland when I say Naw yir no.\u201d
— Cllr Lynsey Hamilton (@Cllr Lynsey Hamilton)
\u201cThink the people o Glesga might have something to say about that ... \ud83e\udd26\u200d\u2640\ufe0f\u201d
— Jo Parker #SCO \ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc73\udb40\udc63\udb40\udc74\udb40\udc7f\u267f (@Jo Parker #SCO \ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc73\udb40\udc63\udb40\udc74\udb40\udc7f\u267f)
Johnson announced that he would be attending Cop27 last week after prime minister Rishi Sunak had said that he wouldn't be going, ultimately forcing the new PM into an embarrassing u-turn just weeks into his tenure in Number 10.
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