Boris brings car­roty to the sit­u­a­tion

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

BORIS John­son em­barked on a bizarre speech about how car­rots could ben­e­fit from Bri­tain’s de­ci­sion to leave the EU after mis­hear­ing a ques­tion from a jour­nal­ist ask­ing for clar­ity on Brexit.

The Bri­tish for­eign sec­re­tary was asked for some ‘clar­ity’ on Brexit at a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day but ap­peared to mis­hear the ques­tion.

He re­sponded: ‘The car­rot?’ be­fore the jour­nal­ist re­sponded: ‘The clar­ity’.

Mr John­son then be­gan a ram­bling speech about how car­rots could ben­e­fit from Brexit.

‘Clar­ity! Okay. God. Car­rot. Car­rot… Well, as I say, I think you have an abun­dance of clar­ity in the prime min­is­ter’s Lan­caster House speech.

‘What I’m try­ing to ad­dress is a feel­ing that I pick up, talk­ing to peo­ple that they’re not get­ting the mes­sage, the pos­i­tive agenda – I think there is a great pos­i­tive agenda and we need to get out there and ex­plain it.

‘And it could be good for car­rots too, by the way.

‘All right, you didn’t ac­tu­ally men­tion car­rots, but… we can take back con­trol of our agri­cul­tural poli­cies, and it may be that we can do won­der­ful things with, you know, our own reg­u­la­tions to, you know, pro­mote or­ganic car­rots.’

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