Boris Johnson welcomes Michael Gove back to the cabinet with a questionable pun
Punderful or not?
Theresa May has brought Michael Gove back to the cabinet to fill the role of Environment Secretary and Boris Johnson is doing his best to make him feel welcome.
Johnson, who’s bid for leadership of the Conservative party was famously deserted by Gove in favour of his own bid last year looked to attempt to bury the hatchet with a tweet featuring a pun on Gove’s name.
It's a GOVErnment of all the talents. Welcome back to Michael!— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) June 11, 2017
Johnson kept his position as Foreign Secretary in Sunday’s reshuffle, so the pair will be cabinet colleagues in May’s government.
On reading his tweet, some Twitter users took the opportunity to add their own puns to the mix.
By Gove, that was a poor joke.— Jon Page (@jpagey_) June 11, 2017
Others weren’t particularly happy with the standard of pun.
Grow up Boris.— Russell B. Hamilton (@RBHamilton1) June 11, 2017
You had a go at punning, but let's leave that now...— BBC Comedy (@bbccomedy) June 11, 2017
Johnson did have some supporters though.
Need you as next PM. Get leadership contest started,I'll sing Sinatra at your victory party. I was Leicestershire's best Frank impersonator— bob (@oldbob1944) June 11, 2017
I'm glad he's back too. Much too big a talent to waste on the back benches.— Mark Eaton (@Markeaton999) June 11, 2017
While we’re at meme-able moments, one reply sought to remind us of a moment we must never forget.
Perhaps now Gove and Johnson are both on the front benches, there will be more puns to come.