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Boris ‘booed’ at London restaurant then ‘flicked his finger at customers’ in a ‘dismissive hand gesture’ which ‘created a nasty atmosphere’

5th Jun 22 3:46 pm

Boris Johnson appeared at a trendy restaurant in east London and then he allegedly “flicked his finger at the customers when he got booed,” which “created a nasty atmosphere.”

The Prime Minister went to Morito in Hackney where his son Theo works and faced a severe unwelcome from fellow diners where he was booed by diners.

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The Prime Minister was accused of giving diners a “dismissive hand gesture and left the establishment” after his lunch was interrupted from customers booing and heckling Johnson and if this is true, then Johnson may have committed another criminal offence.

A source told the Daily Mail, “He flicked his finger at the customers when he got booed.

“It was horrible, it just created a nasty atmosphere.”

As a person is guilty of an offence if they “use threatening or abusive words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or display any writing or other visible representation which is threatening or abusive, within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby,” under Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986.

This is not the first time Johnson has been booed this weekend, as he and his wife Carrie Johnson walked up the steps to St Pauls Cathedral he was met by a heckling crowd on the day that was supposed to be about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Prime Minister was met by an angry crowd at St Pauls Cathedral and then again as he and Carrie arrived for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert on Saturday evening.

This follows partygate and the release of the Sue Gray report into lockdown parties whilst millions across England followed the rules.

Nadine Dorries leapt to the Prime Minister’s defence as she insisted that there were many more people cheering than booing at the thanksgiving service.

Dorries said, “There were far, far more cheers, but that doesn’t make a good headline does it.”

However the Labour MP Chris Bryant said that Dorries does not “understand that whatever the balance of booed and cheers it is extraordinary that even a crowd of ardent monarchists and patriots who turned up at St Paul’s a large number felt so angry with Boris Johnson that they booed him as he arrived and left.”

ITV’s news Royal Editor Chris Ship said that “the facts are, and I was there, the boos were very loud indeed.

“No escaping that. Reporters are there to report.

“Not make stuff up.”

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also came to Johnson’s rescue, he told BBC’s Sophie Raworth, “politicians do not expect to be popular all the time” after she asked him why he was booed.

Shapps added, “Well, there were also people cheering and you’re not asking me why they did that.

“You know, getting on with running the country is a job where you have to take difficult decisions a lot of the time.

“I wasn’t there, but I heard people booing, I heard people cheering, I think it’s best to get on with the job at hand – running the country – rather than being overly distracted by the clips that you just played.”

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