Boris sees the funny side over sign typo

Ban­ner mis­spelled par­lia­men­tary hope­ful’s name

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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