The Foreign Secretary was heckled and mocked as he tripped over his words at a packed awards do
Unsinkable gaffe-merchant Boris Johnson has made a gigantic blunder as he tried to sing the praises of Brexit .
The Foreign Secretary was heckled and mocked as he tripped over his words at an awards do packed with politicians last night.
One witness said Theresa May “literally put her head in her hands”.
Mr Johnson was speaking as he was named Comeback of the Year at the Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year awards.
He told the crowd at London’s five-star Rosewood Hotel: “In the words of our great Prime Minister, Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a Titanic – Titanic! – success of it”
He was bombarded with multiple heckles of “it sank!” as he tried valiantly to continue.
Red-faced Boris then pointed his comments to sacked ex-Chancellor George Osborne, who was handing out the awards months after his humiliation.
“Does he not know that the Titanic exhibition in Northern Ireland is the single most popular tourist attraction in the province?” he said.
“Of course it is. And we are going to make a colossal – a colossal – success of Brexit .”
Theresa May also sent a veiled sacking threat to Mr Johnson after he spoke of Lord Heseltine throttling his mum’s Alsatian.
She said in a mock-intimidating voice: “The dog was put down – when its master decided it wasn’t needed any more.”
She poked fun at George Osborne at the boozy bash by wearing his trademark high vis vest and hard hat.
“We are all builders now”, she said, mocking the ex-Chancellor’s catchphrase.
And she said she started “retching violently” when she David Cameron had given his former aide Craig Oliver a knighthood.
The ‘politician of the year’ award-winner also asked all the Tories in the room to “raise a glass” to David Cameron .
Iain Duncan Smith won ‘resignation of the year’, Hillary Benn won ‘parliamentarian of the year’ and London mayor Sadiq Khan was also honoured with a gong.