While Boris Johnson’s government urged people to avoid public spaces, Prime Minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has said that he will go to the pub despite the advice. Stanley’s comments came less than a day after the UK government urged people to avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and such social venues in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus. However, Stanley, 79, during an appearance on ‘This Morning’ bragged about how he was going to go to a pub if he had to and that the government’s guidelines were only ‘advice’.
The video clip of Stanley’s defiant tone has been making rounds on several social media platforms. Several netizens have also admitted that they were shocked to hear what he was saying. One user even called Stanley ‘irresponsible’. Another user commented, “How it is sensible to have Stanley Johnson on national TV telling people it's OK to go to the pub. Why wasn't this slot given to someone who understands the science?”
Oh my days, Stanley Johnson, just stop. pic.twitter.com/ne5UeYyxMt— Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) March 17, 2020
Lets get a couple of things straight here:— Mark Mcvitie (@MarkMcvitie) March 17, 2020
1. No one should be platforming Stanley Johnson in relation to the current crisis, he's got nothing to say about it and no views that anyone needs to hear.
2. Don't listen to him, he's a chronic moron.#Corvid19uk pic.twitter.com/uDjfZsHGVp
People we don’t need to hear from in a crisis, part 3: Stanley Johnson. pic.twitter.com/0KxTzQgh3m— Mark Bartlam (@MarkBartlam) March 17, 2020
Resistance to the new government COVID-19 measures were made manifest today by ITV daytime celebrity, Stanley Johnson (Age 79) blatantly flouting government advice on self-isolation for the over 70s, social distancing - or for that matter 'working' from home. pic.twitter.com/ZGmBvXJBDz— The CommunicipaIist (@communicipalist) March 17, 2020