Boris sees the funny side over sign typo
Banner misspelled parliamentary hopeful’s name
BORIS Johnson shared a laugh with staff at a sign-making company in Yiewsley when they welcomed him with a specially-made placard – but spelled his name wrong.
The London mayor erupted in laughter when he saw the sign, which read: “WE LOVE YOU BORRIS”.
He said: “I think it’s better like that. I think I might change it. It’s less confusing. It’s a proper English spelling really.”
Mr Johnson had been on the election trail in his target constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip when he dropped in at Signcraft, in St Stephens Road, Yiewsley, on Friday.
Signcraft director Bernice Colwell said: “He was great. He had a good old chuckle. We weren’t expecting him and someone said, ‘Boris is there,’ so we quickly did it.
“Everyone went into action and the guy that did it just sort of did a typo, but it was quickly remedied.”
She added: “Boris thought it was hilarious and we’ve still got it in the office now.”
Mr Johnson was once again the butt of the joke the following day, when Eccentric Party leader Lord Toby Jug tracked him down during an ‘open air surgery’ in Hillingdon to offer him some hair gel.
Lord Jug, who is contesting the same seat as Mr Johnson in next month’s general election, said: “I tried to actually get some out and put it on his head, but I found it wouldn’t go on because he’s very slippery anyway.”
Lord Jug also offered to surrender the leadership of his party to his Conservative rival if Mr Johnson loses the election on May 7.
Mr Jug said: “He looked a bit confused, to say the least. He said, ‘I’m highly honoured, your lordship. I may have to consider this for another time, but not at this election’.”
n OOPS: Boris Johnson shares a laugh with staff at Signcraft, in Yiewsley, over a misspelled sign in his honour
Photo by Richard Wheeler