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Tuesday 23 July 2019

Bozo The Clown - A Pointless Politican

After going through the motions of a contest, the Tory leadership election - open only to a small and select electorate of party members - has come to a close, and as expected, Jeremy Hunt (the former Culture Secretary) has put up a valiant fight, but has been beaten by London’s formerly very occasional Mayor Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, for whom the line between truth and fiction is merely another of life’s minor inconveniences.
An absolute Muppet. And Elmo from Sesame Street

With the question of Britain’s departure from the European Union still unresolved, Bozza’s inability to apply himself to the real world matters, and matters as never before. He cannot just lie his way out of a tight spot, as he did so often when Mayor of London. Nor can he respond to his more persuasive friends by throwing a few tens of millions of taxpayers’ cash at them, as he did with Jo Lumley and the Garden Bridge.

There can be no grand and stylish gesture, as there was with the New Bus For London, which is most definitely not a Routemaster. This white elephant cost more than comparable vehicles, it was too heavy to carry its maximum design load, the objective of combating fare evasion was not met, and the inadequacy of the buses’ air cooling system did not endear them to passengers. It was a colossal waste of money.

There were other colossal wastes of money: the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, the water cannon, the lamentably poor deal which gave West Ham United the use of the London Stadium as their new ground, the Thames Cable Car which now has no regular users, the study for a Thames estuary airport that was never going to be, all are symptomatic of a politician easily distracted by the bright and shiny, the grand gesture.

Sadly for Bozza, Britain does not need distraction right now. Sterling is on its way down the pan, Brexit is driving jobs out of the country even before the event, economic uncertainty means investment decisions are being put off, and even he must know that the reality of all his bluster about what he can get the EU to agree will turn to dust as soon as he sets foot in Brussels. He’ll get no change out of Combover Crybaby Donald Trump, either.

So the question has to be asked, as Bozza is declared the winner of the Tory leadership election by a margin of two to one, is this: what is the point of his being there? What is he going to achieve that Theresa May could not? He can’t sort Brexit by splashing out on a new bridge or a new bus. He can’t unite his party by brandishing a brick, or a kipper, in front of Conference. He can’t unite the country by lying through his teeth.
What the rest of the world sees

Bozo The Clown - and that moniker is too flattering by half - has the backing of around 0.2% of the electorate - the Tories who voted for him. Even if MPs, pundits, and the wider public are prepared to overlook the serial lying, the serial philandering, the inability to apply himself to inconvenient things like work, the serial ineptitude - see under Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - and the obscene selfishness, the sad fact is that he is not up to the job.

July 23, 2019 is a date that, for the UK, will go down in infamy, a date when the party of Government put a clown in Downing Street, someone who has no more political gravitas than the late Ken Dodd. What a day, missus! What a day!

But look on the bright side. After Bozo fouls up the country, the only way is up.
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Anonymous said...

You lost, get over it!

Actually Boris is the man with the right ideas, thwarted by timid small minded politicians. Water cannon, as used successfully elsewhere, vetoed by May. New Routemaster crewed by two staff, definitely what London needed and much loved (my daughter worked the 9 &10 roads out of Hammersmith) turned to OPO by a small-minded Mayor to save money then spent on useless and unnecessary staff only toilets. Much needed extra bus services introduced by Boris, cut by Khan to keep his unnecessary fares freeze promise. Boris island, a world class solution to Heathrow, so instead we expand an airport on the wrong side of London that causes noise and pollution for millions (I know l live by it!) If London is the best city in the world, these are things it needed. Khan, Cameron and May have turned it into a third world cesspit.

Send in the clowns!

Tim Fenton said...


Do you actually exist in the real world?

Asking for the rest of the UK.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't really matter which of them "won". They're tories, which means they differ only slightly in the intensity of their hypocrisy, lies and "presentation".

Meanwhile, how prescient was Ken Bigley's brother when he advised Johnson to his face to "Get out of public life." Those with reliable memories will recall this was shortly before Bozo was run out of Liverpool while clutching his arse.

The truth is a very large portion of the country will tell both Johnson and Hunt to go fuck themselves.

Arnold said...

Tim! Anonymous hasn't taken his medication again!

It's not going to happen, but what if May tells the Queen he won't be able to form a government. Not with Parliament opposing him.

Jonathan said...

Elmo from Seasame Street is more serious than the Blonde buffoon..
A man who believes by sheer force of Personality he will get highly experienced diplomats to fall at his feet and completely roll over to please the clowns in the right of the Tory Party.

Stephen said...

The new buses were designed to be one person operated; having two people at the start was just to get passengers used to them, and even then the routes I used only ever had the one. Free rides are fairly common because the ticket readers are often not working.

The island airport was never taken seriously, by anyone.

The water cannon were useless for London streets; this was known beforehand, but Johnson was presumably working from a half memory of 60 and 70s TV coverage of the water cannon used by the fascist governments of S America and thought, "That's a good idea."

I've seen though that the Cable car does have regular users, 15 of them, so it's not all bad.

Anonymous said...

@TF - As this country goes from strength to strength, back to a tolerant open society based on common law and free enterprise under Johnson, freed from European compliance, diversity quotas and other PC nonsense, I will remind you of your miserable vision of our future.

The left is in retreat and time for us to reclaim our country and our Britishness and stand up to leftist bullying. Diversity should mean diversity of opinion, instead of having to all think alike on a subject (ie mass immigration, Islam)
Tolerance should mean tolerating opinions different to yours. Hate speech should be abolished or must include leftist bullying of those with differing opinions. The left have weaponised our language, time to use it against them.

You've lost, watch what happens next GE!

Jonathan said...

According to sources of Popbitch, the zip wire stunt that left Bozza stranded was preplanned and not the fault of the operators. Who told Popbitch that if that happened to genuine customers they would have lost the
their licence to operate from the local authority.

Arnold said...

"Common law is a body of unwritten laws based on legal precedents established by the courts. Common law influences the decision-making process in unusual cases where the outcome cannot be determined based on existing statutes or written rules of law."

So by definition, rarely used. I wasn't aware that Brexiters proposed abolishing all the laws passed by Parliament over the centuries. It wouldn't surprise me though.

You aren't a Freeman on the land, are you? We aren't going to export much to the EU if it doesn't meet their standards.

Burlington Bertie from Bow said...

Can you do more of that 'Anonymous' Brexit dimwit material, please? We all need a laugh in trying times

Nemo Erewhon said...

Anon at 12:57 says "Send in the clowns!"
They started before you and re-appointed Roger Scrotum.
Then, Dom 'contempt of Parliament' Cummings becomes an aide.
Soon, Scaramouche dePiffle will do the Fandango whilst Britain burns.