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MNHQ here: Video now available, Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts puts your questions to Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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JuliaMumsnet · 01/06/2022 13:20


As you may have seen - yesterday Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts headed to Number 10 Downing Street with some of the questions that most reflected what you all asked on this thread, from partygate to trust and integrity to the cost of living.

Again, there were so many excellent questions and personal stories and we would have loved to ask them all but we chose a selection that we thought best represented the topics raised.

You can watch it here. Let us know what you think!

(We don’t have a transcript at the moment but will make one available as soon as we can)



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wellhelloitsme · 01/06/2022 13:46

I'm about five minutes in.

"It felt to me like a work event."

Gaslighting at a national level yet again. Ffs.

What's next? People can say "it felt to me that I was going 30mph" when they get caught doing 90mph?

OneOfThoseOldFashionedWomen · 01/06/2022 13:47

Looking forward to the transcript, thanks for writing one.

SweetestThing · 01/06/2022 13:49

Usual obfuscation, denial, lies and posturing.

wellhelloitsme · 01/06/2022 13:55

I cannot fathom saying so little in so many words and keeping a job in which you're meant to be accountable.

It wouldn't fly in other sectors. He is absolutely embarrassing.

God the fact he has a little one and can't think of his favourite childrens book. Argh the cringe.

And interrupting Justine repeatedly around 14.40. The arrogance of this man.

@JuliaMumsnet will you be interviewing other party leaders soon at all?

Yutes · 01/06/2022 14:13

I watched it with subtitles and sped up to 1.5 which was really helpful.

still not good enough for PM saying “I was doing what a leader should do, and these people were working blindingly hard”.

yes. But so were a lot of people who still wouldn’t have got away with alcohol at a work event and couldn’t see anyone out side of work, essentially.

Yutes · 01/06/2022 14:14

Being a leader also means you are held accountable for subordinates actions. Not the other way around.

corlan · 01/06/2022 14:17

I really enjoyed the question asking why we should believe anything BJ says as he is a habitual liar. They've just shown a clip of it on the news! The effect of Justine asking it was quite brutal. She might as well have just stood up and kicked him in the balls.

noblegiraffe · 01/06/2022 14:18

It is lovely seeing so many positive comments about MN on twitter in reaction to this. MNetters asking the tough questions that the press have been avoiding. Well done @JustineMumsnet for opening with 'how can we trust a habitual liar?'.

ShirleyPhallus · 01/06/2022 14:20

He’s such an odious little twerp

However, on the threads from people who have met him they regularly say he’s really charming in person and makes you feel like the centre of the universe. Did you get any flutters of lust @justinemumsnet just being in his presence?!

konrath · 01/06/2022 14:20

He needs to resign, he is a total useless lying bumbling idiot, the sooner the conservative MPs get the bottle to dump him the country can move. Only cares about himself totally without gravitas or integrity. He’s just awful worst PM ever.

heldinadream · 01/06/2022 14:35

Well I am enjoying the chosen picture where he is looking at her like - Wtf kind of trouble am I in now and how much is this woman going to dob me in it or can I get her on side? 😂

heldinadream · 01/06/2022 14:36

Smirky McSmirkface.

Antarcticant · 01/06/2022 14:37

Bumbling buffoon, utter joke of a man, except it's gone beyond funny.

I agree, well done Justine for opening with the liar question.

UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername · 01/06/2022 14:39

Well done Justine! No punches pulled there Grin Boris was disappointing, naturally.

TheFairyCaravan · 01/06/2022 14:39

He doesn’t even know what books he most enjoys reading to his children. He hesitated and spluttered for an age before he came up with Dr Seuss.

Justine needs a medal and many gins for sitting through that.

DuncinToffee · 01/06/2022 14:43

That was a great opening question.

Did Johnson or his advisers see the questions beforehand?

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 01/06/2022 14:51

Extremely positive reaction to the opener on Twitter. Makes a pleasant change to see Mumsnet and its users praised there!

Haven't watched it yet but apparently he even fumbled what should have been an easy win - 'Do you read bedtime stories to your children?' 'Yes' 'What are their favourites?' 'Ummm.... I don't know, but I can tell you my favourite ...' FFS.

HighDudgeonAtBerks · 01/06/2022 15:18

Absolutely beautiful. This could make all the difference in how the Tories feel about keeping him in. It’s good for them to know that that trust has been broken and Boris is nothing but a liability now.

They should have seen it coming all along. He was always going to end up this way. He’s all bluster and no substance.

Well done Justine for keeping him on topic (as much as is possible) and well done to all the brilliant question-askers. A triumph of substance over the insubstantial.

BoreOfWhabylon · 01/06/2022 15:22

Oh well done @JustineMumsnet!

Twitter is reeling Grin

BishyBarnyBee · 01/06/2022 15:38

What does he think she is asking when she says "What's your favourite...", he interrupts and she looks at the camera and says "No, not that, we don't want to know?" and he says "I'm really fast".

I can't get the sense of what he thinks he's been asked.

BishyBarnyBee · 01/06/2022 15:46

BishyBarnyBee · 01/06/2022 15:38

What does he think she is asking when she says "What's your favourite...", he interrupts and she looks at the camera and says "No, not that, we don't want to know?" and he says "I'm really fast".

I can't get the sense of what he thinks he's been asked.

Got it! Type of nappy....

Overthewine · 01/06/2022 15:49

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Antarcticant · 01/06/2022 15:51

'Habitual liar' picked up in several headlines already👏

InMySpareTime · 01/06/2022 15:52

The sheer hall of him equating "there was no time for fun...there was work to be done" to what goes on in Government.

InMySpareTime · 01/06/2022 15:53

Hall = gall obvs

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