Prime Minister Boris Johnson Gets Smashed By Hulk References

In an interview with the Mail On Sunday, Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson MP, compared himself – and Britain – to the Incredible Hulk. In quite specifically geeky detail too.

'Banner might be bound in manacles, but when provoked he would explode out of them. Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be – and that is the case for this country. We will come out on October 31st and we will get it done.

And reminding us that 'The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets'.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Gets Smashed By Hulk References

It was a rather deep dive, considering. And it gave the media something to obsess over. It also was designed to be published on the very same day that the Sunday Times newspaper was serialising former Prime Minister David Cameron's new biography, which painted a very unflattering take on Boris Johnson. And Boris does show he is rather good at distracting the media with something nice and shiny. He once got himself deliberately 'stuck' on a zip line to distract from then-Prime Minister David Cameron's speech. And he's managed to do it all over again.

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In his memoir, published this week, For The Record, Cameron states that Boris Johnson did not actually believe in Brexit during the referendum campaign and only backed Leave "because it would help his political career", purey concerned with what the "best outcome" would be for him. "Whichever senior Tory politician took the lead on the Brexit side – so loaded with images of patriotism, independence and romance – would become the darling of the party" so that "The conclusion I am left with is that he risked an outcome he didn't believe in because it would help his political career." That Boris Johnson privately raised the possibility of holding another referendum after fresh negotiations with the European Union, while publically stating that this was not a possibility and that Britain must leave the EU at the end of October. And as for the referendum campaign, "Boris rode the bus round the country, he left the truth at home." While describing Boris and fellow remainer and minister Michael Gove as "ambassadors for the expert-trashing, truth-twisting age of populism"

But the media only had eyes for the Hulk metaphor. Especially when Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo added his own take.

And when the EU gave their own responses, the media got to do their front pages again…

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Gets Smashed By Hulk References

And all the other cartoonists dived in as well.

There are some leavers with other ideas…



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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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