Johnson sticks his foot on a table during a joke with the French president - BBC News

  • Published on Aug 23, 2019
  • A photo of Boris Johnson sticking his foot on a table during talks in Paris with the French president triggered unflattering comments on social media.
    But users on both sides of the Channel who called the UK prime minister's actions insulting might have been jumping to conclusions.
    A video appears to show Mr Johnson was responding to a joke by his host.
    Emmanuel Macron seems to suggest the table could also be used as a footstool before Mr Johnson lifts his right boot.
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  • BBC News
    BBC News  23 days ago +4


      OBJECT STUDIOS 19 days ago

      So what lots of people do it

      JAAN RAMBO 23 days ago

      Jesus christ seriously biggy u nerd.

    • Robo Cop
      Robo Cop 23 days ago +4

      BBC liked their own comment lol how pathetic😂 it shows how childish they are

      JAAN RAMBO 23 days ago

      Boris boris boris now that's 10 downing st legend for you just right there.

  • Phil Macaulay
    Phil Macaulay 13 days ago

    There are no jounalists at the British Bullshit Corporation anymore, they're just a bunch of desperate left wing liberal socialists with an agenda.

  • Yusuke Yamamoto
    Yusuke Yamamoto 15 days ago

    Regarding Islamic attacks in France, France abuses religion. Baptismless. Just eat Muslim girls. besides, noone eat Asian girls. Then, I suppose new way to visa stuff. But, refused and keep notrious. Rather, France support Japan terrosim. almost crazy dope.

  • Realist 1801
    Realist 1801 15 days ago

    The new Churchill - done more for brexit in weeks than May did in three years.

  • Yusuke Yamamoto
    Yusuke Yamamoto 15 days ago

    St Paul says " you can be baptized anytime in your life...." But, Christian ever pee at me... It's not whater of font... They know what they continue? They are Shinto Japes'? I suprise... they force death or marriage or sex with lower at me. It's french baptism style, Macron did? Oh... that's why you marry...
    This is very huge problem in christianity.
    Baptism is very ambitious word in Oxford dictionary, I refer. 'cause it doesn't point one division of christianity. seems baptism is like entry to christianity in middle of life, not from birth-time. Then, it's not work for me, Japanese. It's quite strange, old fashioned. Martin Luther King, Jr. is more clever than any Japanese and upper Latin church clergyman.
    If you not allow me to join without general baptism, it leads or continues very terrible results.
    The entry must die or marry with member. Seem Japan selected Korea. Seem failed to others like Latin America. otherway is kill christian to make churches as worthful church. It seem they did in past. Nagasaki, Hiroshima was for it? Japan tell "hidden christian was in Japan, blah blah blah". But, according to history, They can't hide... Then...upper excluded? from its cruelty? Yeah, I can't know it, they don't tell. But, I did kill or rape your fleets? You do.

  • Nicholas Emerson
    Nicholas Emerson 16 days ago +1

    Boy he sure knows how to play the media like a fiddle lol

  • Yusuke Yamamoto
    Yusuke Yamamoto 17 days ago

    I fear so-called Catholic. 'cause noone help me in-law, despite on I revealed Japan's terrosim with clues. my Bible is only Oxford dictionary for Norman education. I can't work in English-company. (once, I worked in Australia. but, it was short time and illegal. I just got petty wage.) it's terrosim from Japan. Otherwise, it seems collaborate with Freach doctrine. I can't get proper English without English-company. Oxford dictionary is just ticket from Norman. It's not bridge to English. I near stutter with desparete isolation. This collaboration is death penalty class in Japan's consititution. when it not work, I must have other passport. Why I have Japanese passport? Catholic persuade me to buy visage? Very erotic discount... Macron is far from Swedish church? completely Napoleon?

  • Reboot The Matrix
    Reboot The Matrix 18 days ago

    This the bbc version of clickbait... desperate time's, desperate measures

  • David Sn
    David Sn 18 days ago

    He had a good teacher.

  • Toji81 Silverstrom
    Toji81 Silverstrom 19 days ago

    Bad joke

  • Kevin Shasteen
    Kevin Shasteen 19 days ago

    As luck would have it there was an american mic hidden in the couch. After the foot went up on the furniture Macron was overheard saying,
    Macron: You english types. You dont frighten me yoooou english pigdogs. Go and boil your bottoms sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so called Arthur King. You and all your silly english k'niggets.
    **Macron then taps his head, stick tongue out and blows slobber while making rabbit ears w/his hands to his head**
    I dont wanna talk to you no more you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hampster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time
    Your welcom BBC, really shocked the BBC didnt want to run with this one

  • Smash A Commie
    Smash A Commie 19 days ago


  • Scorpion
    Scorpion 19 days ago

    First,put on the table, then kick in the ass. That’s England message to Europe.

  • 568 Mobil
    568 Mobil 20 days ago

    What a idiot, this specimen represent England ? country who invented word gentelman.

  • john smithson
    john smithson 20 days ago

    News? Where are you? O?O

  • Jon Price
    Jon Price 20 days ago

    I like how photos make everything look permanent. "Boris Johnson keeps his foot on table; indefinetly".
    I hope he apologised to the table after.

  • howie119
    howie119 20 days ago

    Life changing information.

  • Michael Newell
    Michael Newell 20 days ago

    Boring-ass Johnson!. Another douchebag at Large showing no class at all!. Gosh say it ain't so?. Dude you live on an island, a glorified Island that will a no way shape or form be changed by climate change?! You're a goddamn idiot.!

  • Samantha Brecht
    Samantha Brecht 21 day ago

    Nobody cares

  • vivek singh
    vivek singh 21 day ago +1

    Free ireland

  • Derek Kent
    Derek Kent 21 day ago

    Breaking story ---- BBC runs out of fake news. Starts stating the blindingly obvious instead.
    Unflattering comments on social media? Wow that's a first. What next? Orange man bad? Oompa Loompa's are Nazi, racist, misogynistic, transphobic, white supremacist, Islamophobic, alt right terrorists.
    Dear BBC, Is Love Island over? You haven't reported on it for a day or so. Which "reality" TV shit is up next? So I can prepare for the deluge of meaningless opinion pieces based on the social media lies the BBC harvests then spreads. Can we please have another article on how bad fake news is, followed by you publishing lots of fake news. It's a lot funnier than your comedy output.

  • Raju Kumar Yadav
    Raju Kumar Yadav 21 day ago +1

    He Is A Joker. Look At Him😁😁

  • Ted
    Ted 21 day ago

    Don't worry it's just the French

  • James Australian
    James Australian 21 day ago

    He should of left his foot on there. Stuff the French

  • Public Public
    Public Public 21 day ago

    Most know not to put their dirty shoes on the table... and those that don't are dirty shits and should have no part in any deplomacy.
    Diplomatically speaking that is a sucker punch. The French are masters at diplomacy Boris and don't you forget it.

  • The Fonz
    The Fonz 21 day ago +3

    Macron made a joke about foot stool and Boris responded. At least they are human not like some trolls here.

  • Public Public
    Public Public 21 day ago

    Every inch, and there are lots of them, NOT the statesman.

  • Flaming Polish Hillbilly

    He's sitting on Little People furniture that's a table it looks like an ashtray. At least he had shoes on.

  • chris kingston
    chris kingston 22 days ago +1

    So, that table belongs to us now ?

  • Simon Welser
    Simon Welser 22 days ago

    „Manners maketh man“ ... Apparently, Collin Firth should teach Johnson a lesson!

  • Aurobindo Ghosh
    Aurobindo Ghosh 22 days ago

    bbc bring shoe polish

  • Annie Woods
    Annie Woods 22 days ago

    Idiots..he puts it up n down n you freeze the stupid!

  • Tahir Ahmed
    Tahir Ahmed 22 days ago +1

    what a jolly PM Sir Boris Johnson amusing so committed and very hardworking PM he is...

    • Eusunt Dac
      Eusunt Dac 16 days ago

      He's so hard-working he had to cancel parliament giving himself and everyone else an extra month of vacation (or away from their work in parliament anyway).

  • IceLand
    IceLand 22 days ago +2

    foot on table translation = we rule, you do as we say!

    • Claire E
      Claire E 21 day ago

      "we rule you" ? I don't know the context but I can see the spin. The problem is that many of his supporters feel it's the other way around and that he is just being assistive with the EU. I don't agree, but that's how they see it, that our small country should be standing up for itself and Boris is the person to do that.

  • Stacy Clarkson
    Stacy Clarkson 22 days ago


  • Vegan4life not just4fashion

    Go on Boris.

  • Stephane Chretien
    Stephane Chretien 22 days ago

    On est quand meme dans un endroit officiel, joke ou pas joke ... quelle andouille ...

  • Mr. Max
    Mr. Max 22 days ago +1

    Nothing wrong! BBC hates Boris, because he does the right things and really respect British people. BBC has never respected British people and non stop discriminate them! Stop paying TV licence! Stop being so stupid paying TV.

  • Sean C
    Sean C 22 days ago

    Damn, I'll never get these 19 seconds of my life back...

  • Justin Gomez
    Justin Gomez 22 days ago +1

    Messy Head Boris shows off British arrogance and Mannerisms.

  • CalmSassarShow
    CalmSassarShow 22 days ago +1

    Can the BBC explain how this is news worthy? Who are these people that is seriously triggered by **this** on social media that they deserved an honourable mention? (Painfully) Says it all and the current state of our medias.

  • Lavalambtron
    Lavalambtron 22 days ago +1

    That’s a man’s thing, it means he’s the new alpha male in the tribe of leaders, it’s like urinating to mark your new territory.

  • Ova Wolf
    Ova Wolf 22 days ago +1

    I don't get it, is this a taboo in France or England in the USA it just a culture practice where your parents would yell at you for having your feet on the table and you past that on to your children or not.
    I never cared much for the no feet on the table tradition.

  • hele hehonglin
    hele hehonglin 22 days ago +2

    The son of Trump😂😂😂

  • Aragorn90
    Aragorn90 22 days ago +1

    BBC Fake News

  • Paul L. Munoz
    Paul L. Munoz 22 days ago

    What's wrong with the British Trumpster? He thinks that he can set "foot" anywhere in the world, but not when he's facing a host or a guest at home or in another country!

  • TaraTownsend
    TaraTownsend 22 days ago +1


  • Al Xilef
    Al Xilef 22 days ago

    FM! he must burn in the fire for this! now! put him on the steak, there is nothing more evil in the face of this great earth that deserves an old fashion roast!

  • Lonestar Radio
    Lonestar Radio 22 days ago

    Day power move tho

  • Rafal Wysocki
    Rafal Wysocki 23 days ago +3

    Tomorrow on the BBC: Boris scratches his nose.

  • 神游九州
    神游九州 23 days ago

    This is the most important news I've watched today. Well done, BBC.

  • WeArePSU632
    WeArePSU632 23 days ago +2

    Ok, I'm not a BBC hater, but why is this video... in existence? This isn't news.

  • A P
    A P 23 days ago

    Awkward body language

  • Karthik S
    Karthik S 23 days ago +2

    Next time he'll put his cock up there, I'm pretty certain.

  • MrKPIN
    MrKPIN 23 days ago


  • Duke Temz
    Duke Temz 23 days ago +2

    BBC please don't turn into CNN, this is clickbait grotesque content

  • Mingping Xie
    Mingping Xie 23 days ago

    I know why BBC news made this.. because they want views.

  • Mingping Xie
    Mingping Xie 23 days ago

    Why are you making a video about this? Do you just stick your foot on the table and you become a PM? Lol.

  • David Barnett
    David Barnett 23 days ago

    Newsworthy? Communist party secretary Nikita Khrushchev taking off his Soviet made shoe and slamming it on the table at the UN was newsworthy. You would've had to have been there in those days. That was all over the only 3 networks there were back then.

  • Safiye Sultan
    Safiye Sultan 23 days ago

    I would’ve easily smacked it down if he kept it up.