Social media users reacted to the clip, with one saying: “Don't think he was chuckling at that. He was already chuckling like an oaf. But, seriously, he's in the House of Commons, discussing serious issues and he is not taking it, well, seriously. The discourse required a level of gravitas. And he was not showing it.”
Boris Johnson chuckles and pulls faces as Rishi Sunak talks about people huddling in basements in Ukraine. #springstatementpic.twitter.com/UEACgsxwez
Another added: “He is not laughing at Sunak's comments, often in the HofC people on the benches opposite make comments/pull faces and hence we cannot see or hear that.”
Meanwhile, comedian Kathy Burke was unimpressed either way.
Apparently this is what they do in parliament, all parties, whatever the subject. With people terrified as to what they\u2019re going to do about rising fuel/food prices and people elsewhere getting bombed out of their homes, maybe it\u2019s time they just fucking stopped. \nALL of them.https://twitter.com/adambienkov/status/1506614564510654467\u00a0\u2026
It comes as the chancellor delivered his mini-Budget to give people a helping hand with their finances as inflation hits a 30-year high.
He has announced a 5p fuel duty cut and a rise in the National Insurance threshold by £3,000. People will keep an extra £3,000 before they pay national insurance, under the “largest ever” tax cut announced by Sunak.
Johnson is “desperate” to pay a trip to Ukraine to “experience what is happening there”, the Conservative party chairman Oliver Dowden previously confirmed.
The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) official said the prime minister’s time “would be better spent addressing Home Office dysfunction” over the Britain’s response to the refugee crisis.
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