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Boris Johnson's baffling CBI speech



Senior Landecker Fellow Catherine Neil has recently written an article entitled “Boris Johnson defends baffling Peppa Pig speech amid widespread criticism” in the British newspaper The Telegraph.

Catherine’s article comes after Boris Johnson gave a bizarre speech at the Confederation of British Institute. Throughout his talk, the Prime Minister compared himself to Moses, gave an impression of an accelerating car and even finished off by an anecdote on his visit to Peppa Pig World.

The rambling speech received widespread criticism and has been branded as “shambolic” by Rachel Reeves, the Labour’s shadow chancellor. Despite its chaotic response, the Prime Minister has defended his talk insisting he thought it had gone well.

You can read the full article on this Telegraph page.

Catherine is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.