Several characters from P.G. Wodehouse novels have distanced themselves from Foreign Secretary Boris Wooster-Johnson, following the public dressing down he received for his comments on Saudi Arabia. Freddie Threepwood said: ‘I’ve known Boris for years and he has the brains of two men; unfortunately, both men were idiots.’
‘Cripes,’ said Tuppy Glossop, who once convinced Johnson to swing across the Drones Club pool using the exercise rings, causing him to fall in wearing full evening dress, an incident that many saw as a precursor to his Olympic zipwire antics. ‘One doesn’t want one’s ruddy head pulled off, but when I heard old Loose Trousers Johnson being less than complimentary about those chaps who buy our bang-bang stuff, you could have knocked me down with an F. Bally fool.’
Jacob Rees-Mogg could not be reached for comment.