Boris raves about Peppa Pig and pretends to be a car in bizarre speech

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Boris Johnson made a pig’s ear out of a speech today when he praised Peppa Pig World and made vroom vroom engine noises – prompting a journalist to ask if ‘everything is ok’.

The Prime Minister left business leaders baffled with a ‘rambling’ address to the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) on Monday morning – telling them how he ‘loved’ the Hampshire children’s attraction despite the cartoon character resembling a ‘Picasso-like hair dryer’.

But he appeared flustered after losing his place during the talk, muttering ‘forgive me’ three times as he leafed through his papers while the audience sat in awkward silence – before eventually continuing around 30 seconds later.

Later the PM was forced to defend his performance, with one reporter quizzing him: ‘You lost your notes, you lost your place, you went off on a tangent about Peppa Pig – frankly, is everything ok?’

But he insisted: ‘I thought it went over well.’

However many of the Tory’s leaders own backbenchers said they were ‘appalled’ by the speech – with one likening Mr Johnson to TV character Mr Bean, according to CityAM.

But the Prime Minister’s bizarre gags left some unamused – with Labour blasting the speech as ‘shambolic’.

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves offered a damning assessment of the speech to the annual CBI conference: ‘No one was laughing, because the joke’s not funny anymore.

‘The Prime Minister’s shambolic speech today not only shows how unseriously he takes British business, but also how his government lacks any plan for growth or to propel our enterprising nations forward.’

Ms Reeves insisted Labour is the ‘true party of business’, adding: ‘Labour believes that government and business should work hand in hand to boost our recovery, grow our economy, and create prosperity across every part of the UK.’

It has not been a good week for the Prime Minister, who has repeatedly faced criticism after failing to wear a mask in public spaces, most recently on a busy train from Manchester to Warrington on Thursday.

And he could face a fresh criminal probe over his alleged ‘affair’ with US businesswoman, Jennifer Arcuri, it emerged on Saturday.

It comes in the wake of the sleaze scandal which saw the Conservatives scrap an amendment to save disgraced MP, Owen Paterson – forcing the PM into a humiliating U-turn.

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