Boris Johnson tried to mop up some floodwater and it didn't go particularly well
- A clip of Boris Johnson attempting to mop up floodwater has gone viral.
- The prime minister was visiting Derbyshire in the North of England after some of the worst flooding in the region for over a decade.
- He stepped in front of the cameras to help mop up a flooded opticians in the town of Matlock, Derbyshire.
- Social media users questioned whether he had ever used a mop before, after watching the footage.
- For more stories go to www.businessinsider.co.za.
Boris Johnson visited the North of England on Friday to view communities who have suffered some of the most severe flooding in over ten years.
The prime minister, who is campaigning for the United Kingdom's general election, posed for the cameras while attempting to mop the floor of a flooded opticians in the town of Matlock, in Derbyshire.
Footage of the photo opportunity suggests he does not have a huge amount of experience in such matters.
Watch Boris Johnson attempt to mop up a flood
The clip went viral on Sunday with many social media users questioning whether he had ever used a mop before.
Johnson also caused controversy during his visit for suggesting that the flooding was not a national emergency.
He told reporters that while the government was ready to do whatever it took to help, it was "not looking like something we need to escalate to the level of a national emergency."
Also from Business Insider South Africa:
- South Africans can vote to name a new planet – and one of the short-listed names is a local plant that gets you high
- I spent 5 days in Monaco. Here's what life looks like in a land so wealthy it doesn't even track poverty rates.
- Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'a mistake' by the Saudi government
- Goldman Sachs bankers left hundreds of R14,000 tailored suits behind in the bank's old London headquarters
- Much of northern Russia is blanketed in sunlight nearly 24 hours a day for 2 months — here's what the phenomenon looks like at every hour
- This is what co-working looks like in a 221-year old Stellenbosch mansion