The first hint that Creepy Uncle Rupe was tiring of Bozo’s lack of leadership came earlier this week as the singularly repellant Dan Wootton allowed the loathsome Toby Young to make his pitch on TalkRADIO: Tobes had given up on Bozo, who was no longer the man he voted for. Today in the Times, it is no longer a hint. Murdoch is turning against him.
In an article that takes us “Inside No 10”, we are told “Overburdened, underpaid and ‘misery on his face’: Boris Johnson gets the blues … Weighed down by the pandemic and personal issues, the prime minister is appearing ever more downbeat”. Personal issues? Nudge nudge, wink wink, nod’s as good as a wink to a blind bat, Squire! But do go on.
“Shortly before lunchtime on Wednesday Boris Johnson summoned a small group of Conservative backbenchers to his wood-panelled office behind the Speaker’s chair in the Commons … The Prime Minister had come to compromise, to head off a damaging rift with all wings of his Parliamentary party over Brexit that he had not intended, or indeed seen coming. Yet it was not that fact that he was prepared, so easily, to backtrack over his threatened brinkmanship with the EU that surprised those present”.
Worse for Bozo, the Times’ editorial is in the same vein, telling “Boris Johnson urgently needs to strengthen his cabinet and Downing Street operation to address growing doubts about whether he is up to the job … It is a mark of the trouble in which the government finds itself that even Boris Johnson’s erstwhile supporters are starting to question whether he is the right person to be in No 10”. The conclusion is damning.
“Boris Johnson has packed his cabinet with inexperienced lightweights chosen for their loyalty to him and to Brexit rather than their competence”. The test and trace fiasco is conceded to be a serious problem [no shit, Sherlock]. Even the normal cheerleading mode of the Sun has been replaced by a stern warning to Bozo to shape up.
Talking of “Boris’ misjudgment”, their editorial tells “Hoping his normally winning optimism will jolly us through the gravest crisis since 1940. And over-promising and under-delivering, when the opposite is needed. Boris has a strategy to conquer Covid, return Britain to normality and embark on his ‘levelling-up’ mission. He must start communicating it with the gravitas these grim times deserve”. Next time it will be his marching orders.
Murdoch is getting impatient. The talk of “levelling up” is bunk: Bozo’s soundbite has no substance, as Mrs T’s claim that she would be doing something for “those inner cities” did not back in 1987. Nor does the talk of cabinet “lightweights”: the Murdoch mafiosi knows that this is what chief Downing Street polecat Dominic Cummings wants, and he is the one running the show. Rupe knows all this. He also knows he wants Bozo replaced.
His favoured replacement is Michael “Oiky” Gove, to whom Polecat Dom owes his loyalty. The problem there is that the Tory Party, and the public, may not agree with him.
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