Boris Johnson’s resignation: Hugh Grant’s hilarious ‘Benny Hill’ request to Parliament protesters

Jul 08, 2022
Hugh Grant makes hilarious request of protesters at Parliament. Source: Getty

British actor Hugh Grant has made a hilarious request to anti-Brexit protesters outside Parliament to ruffle Tory feathers over the resignation of Boris Johnson.

Taking to Twitter, the 61-year-old Hollywood star asked famed “Stop Brexit” protester, Steve Bray, to play Johnson out of office by blasting the Benny Hill theme song.

Bray, who has become well-known for his activist antics of playing music off his boombox to protest Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, was more than happy to oblige the Notting Hill actor.

People flocked to Twitter to poke fun at Johnson and praise Grant and Bray for their hilarious send-off of the British PM.

Grant has been an outspoken voice against Johnson’s scandalous time as Prime Minister, telling the Los Angeles Times Johnson made him “angry “.

“During this whole campaign, I got to see politics in Britain very close up, which made me angrier and angrier,” the actor said.

“That’s what’s made me somewhat of a Militant Mary now and I’ve moved on to ranting about Brexit and [British Prime Minister] Boris [Johnson]. I have always thought that actors should shut the f— up because no one wants to hear it. … Nothing is more repulsive than being preached at by someone who’s got a very privileged and lucky position in life and I totally accept that. I just was, and remain, very angry.”

Johnson announced his resignation late on July 7, following calls from colleagues and lawmakers in his own Conservative Party, leading to a mass exodus of over 50 ministers.

“It is clearly now, the will of the parliamentary Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of that party and therefore a new prime minister, and I’ve agreed with Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of our backbench MPs, that the process of choosing that new leader should begin now and the timetable will be announced next week,” Johnson announced.

Johnson said he will remain as leader until a replacement is chosen: “And I’ve today appointed a cabinet to serve, as I will until the new leader is in place”.

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