22 Nov 2021

PM loses his place in speech praising Peppa Pig

Boris Johnson has insisted his speech to the CBI in South Shields had “gone down well”, after he lost his place, imitated a car and somewhat unexpectedly ranged from Lenin to Peppa Pig.

Reaction, though, has been mixed with the prime minister’s address variously described as “bizarre” and “bewildering”, while one reporter asked him “is everything OK?”