The outspoken culture secretary tweeted out a newspaper report of the jeers aimed at the Prime Minister at the royal event
Nadine Dorries has claimed there were “more cheers than boos” for Boris Johnson as he arrived at yesterday’s Platinum Jubilee thanksgiving service.
The outspoken culture secretary tweeted out a newspaper report of the jeers aimed at the Prime Minister at the royal event.
But she wrote: “There were far, far more cheers, but that doesn’t make a good headline does it.”
But ITV News Royal Editor shot back: “The facts are, and I was there, the boos were very loud indeed. No escaping that. Reporters are there to report. Not make stuff up.”
Crowds could be heard jeering and whistling as the Prime Minister walked up the steps to St Paul’s Cathedral with his wife Carrie, although there were also cheers from some onlookers.
A BBC commentator said: “The Prime Minister arriving with his wife. There is quite a lot of booing. A substantial amount.”
They added: “We have not heard that for any other VIP guests, that is fair to say.”
The PM was also heckled and booed more as he left the service, with one person saying “f*** off Boris”.
Later, a second video emerged showing the PM was booed again as he left the service.
Spectator Clement Jacquemin said he booed Boris Johnson leaving St Paul’s Cathedral in London because “he is a disgrace”.
A Labour source said: “I don’t know if a Tory PM has ever been booed by a crowd of dedicated royalists before, but it feels a lot like he’s lost the dressing room.”
Mr Jacquemin said Brexit and Partygate were behind his objection to Mr Johnson, and said the Prime Minister should have “stayed home, made himself forgotten, and let the British public enjoy this day”.
During the service, Mr Johnson gave a Bible reading from Philippians 4, in the New Testament, which says: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure … think about such things.”