NICOLA Sturgeon has hit out at Boris Johnson for his “offensive” attitude after singing "I Will Survive" with new communications chief, Guto Harri.

The First Minister said that while the costs of living spiral and the nation recovers from Covid-19, Johnson and his team find the current state of the nation to be a “bit of a laugh”.

The comments came as Johnson and his new head of communications Guto Harri met to begin their new partnership in Downing Street amid the partygate scandal.

Sturgeon tweeted: "So many people still struggling with the impacts and trauma of Covid, or worrying about the spiralling costs of living ... but for Boris & Co it's all just a bit of a laugh.

"This isn't funny - in the current circumstances, it is offensive."

Several others came out to criticise the interaction.

Gary Lineker quote tweeted Laura Kuenssberg's initial thread, saying: "This has to be a parody thread. It can’t be real. It just can’t."

Just last week Johnson claimed that he would “make changes” to the way things are done in Downing Street, with many expecting a more professional workplace culture in the wake of the Partygate scandal.


Harri’s new role as communications director comes after mass resignations in No 10, with the previous communications director, Jack Doyle, stepping down amid the scandal over Johnson’s handling of the partygate scandal and backlash to the Prime Minister's false claim that Labour leader Keir Starmer failed to prosecute Jimmy Savile when he was director of public prosecutions.

Harri himself has recently been critical of the Prime Minister. Most recently, on BBC Two’s Newsnight he said that the parties were “unforgivable” and that Johnson need to give a “grovelling apology, a really grovelling apology”.