Frankie Boyle Describes Theresa May’s Cabinet As 'The Most Right Wing In Modern History'

'Theresa May is our second Prime Minister with the outer carapace of a human female'

Frankie Boyle has trained his sights on Prime Minister Theresa May’s new cabinet in a column for the Guardian… which you can’t actually read in the Guardian.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Boyle said the column had been pulled at the last minute because of a single word, on the grounds of taste.

Publishing it in full on his page, the comedian’s observations of May so far are that she is a “vehemently pro-corporate Tory who is probably well to the right of her own traditional right-wing, and this is possibly the most right wing cabinet in modern history.”

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Frankie Boyle has warned Theresa May’s cabinet is the 'most right wing in modern history'
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However, the famously dour Scot did allow one small chink of light through the gloom as he signed off.

“And yet, paradoxically, I think we are about to enter a time when we will put our petty divisions aside, when we will learn to co-operate fully, when we will raise our consciousness from the mundane.

“We will have to do this in order to survive, and we will, in the Re-education camps. I’ll see you there.”

It’s not the first time Boyle has had a run-in with the Guardian, in which he publishes a regular column. Back in January, it removed parts of a piece which described media mogul Rupert Murdoch as “struggling to sire another generation… by squeezing out his sperm like stale toothpaste.”

An indignant Boyle reacted by re-publishing the offending paragraph and then launching the hashtag #JeSuisFrankie, musing: “I think that the Guardian should at least have enough of a sense of irony not to censor a column about media bias.”

This time around Boyle seems to have responded with a literal shrug, and simply self-published the piece.

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