Boris Johnson joked his ventilator appeal could be dubbed ‘operation last gasp’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking at a media briefing in Downing Street after he had taken part in the governments COBRA...

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking at a media briefing in Downing Street after he had taken part in the governments COBRA meeting. Photograph: Richard Pohle/The Times/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Boris Johnson reportedly left manufacturers unimpressed after holding a conference call with where he joked his appeal could be dubbed 'operation last gasp'.

There are fears that the country is facing a shortage of the life-saving equipment, which is critical to help those that are suffering from the coronavirus.

In a conference call, held with more than 60 businesses on Monday evening, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove urged manufacturers to focus their efforts on building the equipment for the NHS.

According to POLITICO, the prime minister joked that it could be dubbed 'operation last gasp'.

Manufacturers were said to be left in disbelief, with one telling the political website: 'He couldn't help but act the clown, even though he was a on call with serious CEOs from goodness knows how many companies.'


You may also want to watch:


Downing Street did not comment.


Have your say

Send your letters for publication to The New European by emailing letters@theneweuropean.co.uk and pick up an edition each Thursday for more comment and analysis. Find your nearest stockist here or subscribe to a print or digital edition for just £13. You can also join our readers' Facebook group to keep the discussion and debate going with thousands of fellow pro-Europeans.


Most Read

Become a Supporter

The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.

Become a supporter
Comments powered by Disqus