Our free and fearless press, having got its man into 10 Downing Street, has gone from the simply partisan to aping Pravda and Isvestiya in its sycophantic coverage of anything related to alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. Anything and everything emanating from Bozo The Clown is relayed with gushing praise; all criticism is dismissed and if necessary demonised. Hurrah for Boris!
A total Muppet. And Elmo from Sesame Street
From this, it followed that unlike Theresa May, Johnson would be able to break apart the Gordian Knot of the Withdrawal Agreement and vanquish those dastardly garlic-crunching Eurocrats. For starters, he would do away with the so-called Irish Backstop, which he had already decried as something that would put Britain into a state of vassalage.
This was the scenario painted by the propaganda Commissars of the central praesidium, otherwise known as the inmates of the Baby Shard bunker, where Comrade Journalist Trevor Kavanagh told readers of the Super Soaraway Currant Bun “He will get us out of the EU by November 1 as promised. Britain will thrive and flourish once we have negotiated the choppy waters to an open sea”. Hurrah for Boris!
The Sun’s editorial apparatchik echoed the line handed down by Comrade Trev: “Eurocrats simply can no longer insist on shackling us to an Irish backstop that keeps us tied to them”. It was the same over at the Daily Mail.
Here, senior Rothermere Politburo member Stephen “Miserable Git” Glover, the Mail’s very own Andrei Gromyko, told readers “What will European leaders have made of Boris Johnson’s barnstorming speech on the steps of No 10 yesterday afternoon? He threw down the gauntlet to them as has never happened in the past three years”.
There could be only one conclusion to be reached: “there will be a lot of stunned and worried people in Brussels and around the capitals of Europe today”. Why so? “EU officials and the Irish government have in recent weeks endlessly repeated … that … there is absolutely no question of renegotiating the Withdrawal Agreement … But there are nonetheless hints … that the EU’s intransigence may be beginning to crumble”.
Hurrah once more for Boris! But sadly, all the propaganda in Grubstreet cannot overcome the inconvenience of reality. And so it came to pass that the BBC reported “Top European officials have rebuffed the Brexit policy of Boris Johnson after his first speech to UK MPs. The new prime minister said he was committed to ‘getting rid’ of the Irish border backstop, which has long been a bone of contention in negotiations”. How top were these officials?
Very top. “The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said removing the backstop guarantee was unacceptable … Mr Johnson also spoke on the phone with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker … Mr Juncker reiterated the EU's position that the already-negotiated withdrawal agreement was the best one possible”.
So that’s the first salvo of can-do propaganda shot down quicker than you can say “Counter-revolutionary anti-Party elements”. Johnson and his press cheerleaders can bluster themselves into exhaustion, but it will get them precisely nowhere.
The Great Age Of Boris is nothing more than wind and piss. I’ll just leave that one there.
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