Boris Johnson recites Kipling in Burmese temple; UK ambassador has to stop him

On an official visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda, Boris Johnson started reciting Kiping’s poem “Mandalay”.

The Shewedagon Pagoda is the most sacred Buddhist site in Burma/Myanmar, so it was fortunate that the British ambassador was able to stop Boris before he got to these lines:

Bloomin’ idol made o’ mud
Wot they called the Great Gawd Budd

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It’s a good poem, like a lot of other Kipling’s works, but that was so not the time or the place to start quoting from that particular one.


Ther’ once was a Burman Pagoda …

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Utterly typical.

Boris is an unending source of gaffes, offensive remarks and general upper-class fuckwittery.

It just goes to show how money, connections and expensive schools still get you further than any sort of discernable talent at the top of British society.


He can’t help it, can he?

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He’s a Russian twitterbot.

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