Evening Standard publishes cartoon depicting Boris Johnson as a leprechaun and... it's bad 1 year ago

Evening Standard publishes cartoon depicting Boris Johnson as a leprechaun and... it's bad

This is just objectively terrible.

Many British publications have not covered themselves in glory throughout Brexit - particularly when it comes to their coverage of Anglo-Irish relations.

Whether culturally or politically, much of the coverage has suggested that many in the British media class do not quite take us seriously.

Things have gotten so bad that the Irish ambassador to the United Kingdom Adrian O'Neill wrote of The Spectator: "Over the last couple of years, the prevailing tone and tenor of most Spectator articles relating to Ireland have been snide and hostile."

Today, the Evening Standard - which is edited by the former Chancellor George Osborn - took it to a whole new low.

As Tory leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt appeal to party members in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, cartoonist Christian Adams has drawn the pair in full leprechaun garb, doing an Irish jig while standing next to a pot of gold labelled "No Backstop."

Pretty on the nose.

The suggestion of the cartoon seems to suggest that Hunt and Johnson are leprechauns promising the impossible outcome of a Brexit deal that doesn't feature a backstop.