Twitter is having a lot of fun with the idea that Boris Johnson is in a Tory WhatsApp group
The group is named ‘Conservative MPs’.
Boris Johnson has apparently used a WhatsApp group to shore up support for Theresa May and it’s got people talking.
ITV News has reported screengrabs of an eight-point essay from Johnson to a group entitled ‘Conservative MPs’ in which Johnson apparently tells members of the group to “calm down” after the election.
— Daniel Hewitt (@DanielHewittITV) June 11, 2017
“She won more votes than anyone since Margaret Thatcher. I can’t remember us having anything like 43% of the vote,” he went on to type.
He also said the public “do not want another election” and labelled May a “woman of extraordinary qualities”.
The news was met with hilarity on Twitter, as people took to the social network to show how easy it is to create a group with those names, and make up their own scenarios for what goes on in the group.
— Ella Risbridger (@missellabell) June 11, 2017
A WhatsApp screenshot is absolutely worthless as proof of anything. (Sorry to my family, who I just hijacked for this.) pic.twitter.com/a0qznYG77b
— tom (@TomGaneCFM) June 11, 2017
NEW: I have seen WhatsApp messages sent by Boris Johnson to Tory MPs pic.twitter.com/8eTMSAGZHt
— Megan (@mmegannnolan) June 11, 2017
ITV EXCLUSIVE: leaked Conservative WhatsApp confirms that Theresa May remains a bloody legend!! pic.twitter.com/KO1oy0b3uz
Others were upset with the seemingly low level of banter in the group – no cool group name, gifs or personalised emojis.
— ⭐ amy o'connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) June 11, 2017
Worst thing about that Boris WhatsApp thing is that they don't even have a gas WhatsApp group name like "Hunky Tory ����" or whatever
The reality of the rest of the group’s chats probably isn’t anywhere near as exciting as this lot are making out, but it’s nice to imagine.