During a speech at the Conservative Party Conference, Boris Johnson mistakenly referred to Africa as a country. Yeah, it’s a continent mate – that’s basic common knowledge.
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You could maybe forgive someone from ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ or ‘Geordie Shore’ making that mistake. But this is Boris Johnson – someone who is meant to be the British Foreign Secretary. A man who actually used to be in charge of a capital city and was at one point posed to be the Prime Minister of the UK.
It’s a worrying state of affairs that the man whose job it is to cultivate relations with other countries doesn’t even know that Africa is a continent.
Quite rightly, his blunder did not go unnoticed:
Dear expensively educated & apparently quite bright despite the buffoonish exterior Boris Johnson AFRICA IS NOT ONE COUNTRY
— TonyCross (@Lokster71) October 2, 2016
Africa is not a country Boris. I'm so glad you said that in private with nobody watching. #laughingstock
— Lisa Ryan (@Lisa_V_Ryan) October 2, 2016
Boris needs to go back to school. Africa a Country??? Oh my days…Taxi!!!
— Milena♿ZenatiParsons (@MZenatiParsons) October 2, 2016
Seriously, did Boris just call Africa a "country?"
These are the idiots we have in charge? #CPC16
— Muffin King (@geraldmiles87) October 2, 2016
It’s all just a bit of a joke really, isn’t it? You’ve got this numbnuts in charge of foreign relations and Donald Trump potentially in power of the entire U.S.
I say we scrap it all and put Louis Theroux in charge of the world. He’d do a much better job than all of them combined.