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Monday 9 July 2018

Boris Goes - A Nation Does Not Mourn

Some men are born great. Others have greatness thrust upon them. But the UK’s now former comedy foreign secretary, London’s formerly very occasional Mayor Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, is neither. He never fitted either category, and never will do. Bozza is no more than a cheap opportunist, a charlatan, an habitual liar, someone only in the game for the further advancement of Himself Personally Now.
An absolute Muppet. And Elmo from Sesame Street

So it was with the manner of his going: Bozza has today quit the FO, following David Davis out the door, and with more resignations over the Chequers awayday still to come - the next one, providing he can come to terms with the loss of the status he never merited in the first place, is disgraced former Defence Secretary Liam Fox, whose tenure in the cabinet has been marked by, well, no discernible product at all.
What use was Bozza as Foreign Secretary? What indeed. He blundered his way around the world, nearly causing a diplomatic incident in Myanmar, was abusive towards Combover Crybaby Donald Trump before knowing who had won the 2016 US Presidential Election, and his loose tongue has condemned Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to an extended stay in an Iranian jail. That is, of course, on top of his lying.
Bozza was going to resign over a third runway at Heathrow. He would join John McDonnell lying in front of the bulldozers. It was so much hot air. He grumbled at Theresa May’s Brexit negotiating stance, then went along with it. Now we know he didn’t really go along with it. And after Liam Young told “Boris Johnson has resigned!” we discovered more.
ITV political editor Robert Peston had the brutal reality: “I am told Downing Street ‘spiked’ @BorisJohnson - that is they announced he was quitting BEFORE he actually finished writing his resignation letter. This is getting very brutal”. George Eaton of the Staggers simply noted “And so departs the worst Foreign Secretary in post-war history”.
Meanwhile, Sunny Hundal told it like it was. “Let's be clear on why David Davis and Boris Johnson resigned: After two years (at least) of spouting unworkable and fantastical ideas, the PM has realised none of these idiots have a workable plan for Brexit. Now they don't want to be associated with the mess they created”. There was more.
They're like David Cameron, George Osborne and the other ‘twats’ who brought us Brexit and then resigned. They don't want to be blamed when reality sinks in. But we shouldn't let them escape that blame either. Brexit is a mess entirely because of Davis, Johnson ... and May”. And more. “NONE of these people have the courage to say: 'You know what, the reality isn't turning out as I predicted, but I will work through it and deliver the best I can.' No, they would rather resign and wash their hands off the mess they created”. Quite.
And for those wondering if the Tories could win round any Labour MPs to their Chequers plan, Jessica Elgot of the Guardian had bad news. Very bad news. “Labour MP comes out of the briefing. ‘Most surreal meeting ever. They are presenting a deal which is collapsing in front of our eyes. The projector doesn’t work. All anyone is talking about is Boris. It’s like the fucking Thick of It’”. So were any Labour MPs persuaded?
Ms Elgot wasn’t: “All you can hear from outside the room where Labour MPs are having their Brexit briefing is raucous laughter”. But let’s not lose sight of Bozza.
As Sonia Purnell warned, “Do you have any idea how much Boris Johnson would be enjoying this sort of attention? Detracts from his failures as a politician”. Don’t forget what a useless Mayor of London he was. And a useless shadow minister before that.
And as Theresa May struggles to hold together a Government which may not have long to go, Sun Apologies had one last thought about this most surreal of days in politics: “Just a polite reminder when reporting today's events to credit the writer of today's episode, Armando Iannucci”. But not even Malcolm Tucker could hold this one down.
The Tories have split asunder over Europe once again. What we have to hope is that their amateurish screw-up does not screw over the whole country. The Foreign Secretary departing just before a Brussels NATO summit, Trump’s visit and during another Novichok controversy - this one with a fatality - just about sums up their lack of cojones.

Bozza has gone. It might be for the best if the whole Government were to follow him.


Anonymous said...

It's quite right Johnson is called out for the grubby back-stabbing far right no-mark he is.

But in the interests of fairness it should be pointed out the (New) Labour ranks contain similar in the shape of Benn, Umunna and Mann.

They're all cut from the same kind of cloth. Disgusting narcissistic barrow boys the lot of them. Typical of a thoroughly corrupt and hypocritical political system.

Anonymous said...

Do you think, in the years to come, we will all remember where we were when we heard that Boris resigned?
I was in the khazi when the guy in the next cubicle started laughing – “BoJo’s gone” he chortled. At first I thought he had a weird way of announcing that he had beaten his constipation, but then it started to make a little sense. I just hope I did a better job with my paperwork than Boris did with his; at least everything I touched didn’t turn to shit...

But we can see that mad bitch May’s days are numbered and, ever the opportunist, Boris is once again lining himself up for the vacant premiership. Wonder who will be there to welcome Trump when he arrives – other than a few million protestors and the Baby Trump balloon?

Bob said...

Coming now: Bastards - RELOADED

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 20:19.

Since the average Brit appears to have the memory and strategy of a moth - No, I don't think this minor event will register for more than 24 hours. Perhaps shorter if mainstream media does its monopolist "duty".

Johnson, Mogg, Gove, Hunt, Green, Fox, Shapps, McVey, Leadsom and all the rest......D'you really think it matters one jot which right wing boot boy/girl actually kicks the prone casualty on the floor?

Any one of the above could actually become Prime Minister of this dysfunctional, broken country. It might even be likely.

Now......About that peace dividend we were going to get at the end of the Cold War......(

rob said...

Even Louise Mensch is calling out Boris. But could all be hearsay (copyright Andrew Neill)

"Louise Bagshawe @LouiseBagshawe
3h3 hours ago

Right, I said this but - and here’s the thing - I WAS WRONG.

When you learn new facts - in this case, that @BorisJohnson colluded with Russia - a decent journalist changes their mind

Louise Mensch
‏Verified account @LouiseMensch
8h8 hours ago

See my pinned tweet and TL on this, gentlemen. MI6 are all over @BorisJohnson’s meetings with Russians during #Brexit.

Sources did not say this, but my educated guess is that @GCHQ have all the SIGINT you can eat on those meetings, @BorisJohnson. You were out of your league."

"educated guess" and "decent journalist" questionable but there it is.

Jonathan said...

Coming soon to a Cinema near you Bozza the Movie:The Disaster movie of 2018..

Matt said...

Tears of a Clown
The Miracles
Oh yeah yeah yeah
Now if there's a smile on my face
It's only there trying to fool the public
But when it comes down to fooling you
Now honey that's quite a different subject
But don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Really I'm sad, oh I'm sadder than sad
You're gone and I'm hurting so bad
Like a clown I appear to be glad (sad, sad, sad, sad)
Now they're some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown when there's no one around, uh
Oh yeah, baby
Now if I appear to be carefree
It's only to camouflage my sadness
And honey to shield my pride I try
To cover this hurt with a show of gladness
But don't let my show convince you
That I've been happy since you
'Cause I had to go (why did you go), oh I need you so (I need you so)
Look I'm hurt and I want you to know (want you to know)
For others I put on a show (it's just a show)
Now they're some sad things known to man
But ain't too much sadder than
The tears of a clown when there's no one around, uh
Just like Pagliacci did
I try to keep my surface hid
Smiling in the crowd I try
But in my lonely room I cry
The tears of a clown
When there's no one around, oh yeah, baby
Now if there's a smile on my face
Don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression
Don't let this smile I wear
Make you think that I don't care
'Cause really I'm sad

Anonymous said...


The Russians AGAIN.

According to unterMensch.

Jesus wept, is it them shooting off all those guns in loony-massacre USA too? Or exposing May for the tenth rate bling-wearing lying gobshite she's always been?