Betrayal-Themed Books Shelved Conspicuously behind British PM Boris Johnson in His Speech

You could make an instant judgment of a book by taking a glance at its cover. An embracing couple would signify a romance novel, or a weapon would mean a thriller or a suspense story, etc. It is to entice a prospective buyer.

It also works if your purpose is to make a statement. Someone did this in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s televised speech at Castle Rock School in Coalville, Leicestershire.

Some people were protesting the government’s U-turn on its earlier statement about making face coverings mandatory in schools since parts of England are still on lockdown.

An excerpt of the speech directed to students goes on to say that education gives everyone a chance at equal opportunities in life, it sets people free and transforms society. It is the key by which a country may be united and social justice achieved.

The PM

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The internet took notice:

A Twitter user takes first notice.

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The librarian has an admirer.

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The books:

The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman. A young-adult fantasy novel.

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The Resistance by Gemma Malley. A children’s novel.

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Crisis Point by Andy Briggs. A superhero adventure novel.

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More internet reactions:

Another fan of the librarian

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The librarian might be angry.

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No one listens to politicians.

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The PM’s staff failed to notice.

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