A hilarious parody of Boris Johnson’s rumoured new book on William Shakespeare has been making the rounds on social media.
According to reports the prime minister did not chair the first five meetings of the Cobra emergency committee in January and February 2020 because he was working on the new publication.
It is thought Dominic Cummings will use an appearance before MPs on Wednesday to accuse Mr Johnson of missing key meetings on the crisis because he was working on a biography to fund his divorce from Marina Wheeler, his second wife.
Asked if the Prime Minister had spent time on the book, his official spokesman said: “No, not that I’m aware of.”
But that hasn’t stopped a parody account posting under the moniker of ‘Michael Govern Ready’ publishing a spoof extract from the book.
In it he writes “weep, o ye theatre goers of Stratford. Ye underfunded arts centres and whatever exists of the once thriving cultural sector.”
Harking back to the outbreak of the pandemic he adds:
“I write in March 2020. Looking at the empty pizza boxes, unopened maintenance demands and alerts popping off on my phone reminding me I ought to be in a COBR.”
Read the hilarious extract in full below:
An exclusive preview of Boris's highly anticipated book about Shakespeare. pic.twitter.com/2uK2bFDbSq— ???Michael Govern Ready??? (@mikegove12) May 24, 2021
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