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A thread to catalogue the eloquence, dignity, diplomacy and wisdom of Boris Johnson: V Gone-ish!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Jul 7, 2022.

  1. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Britain Trump is, as ever, Britain Trump.

    PS Cringe-fest tonight on BBC at 9:00.
  2. eternumviti

    eternumviti Wittering on the Vine

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  3. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

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  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    God, that facial expression, like a scene from I Claudius or the face of Herodias when she saw what her daughter had done. Just as Truss was talking about containing Putin. Was it Novichok?

    Margaret Hilda would have just carried on as if nothing had happened. The Iron Lady.
  5. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    Like Phil says, "why isn't this all over the news?" Obvs he knows why, our (not yet resigned) corrupt leader is their asset as well.
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  6. puddlesplasher

    puddlesplasher pfm Member

    I have said as far back as when he was mayor of London that he is is the pocket of the Russians but you could say the same for a lot of them. Western politicians are seduced by money and impressed with people that have it.
  7. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

    Gone? Not if his chums can help it, according to the Mirror.

  8. MVV

    MVV pfm Member

    Rather good I thought. Seemed like a human being and was going forwards to help. Margaret Hilda would of course just carried on.
  9. Darmok

    Darmok "cur tali Incustodito dedistis amori"

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  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I don’t think the main players in NATO would countenance such an idea. Could you imagine the global risk presented by that appointment and Truss in charge of Britain?
  11. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    Key word here is "could". He could also be censured for lying to Parliament and others, but all these events are probably in the same never-never land.
    Good to see TASS quoting the DT. I didn't even realize TASS still existed, using the same wonderful brand and everything.
  12. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    World War III here we come....
  13. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

    The TASS piece also repeats the guff about an EU army. Russian ‘news’ piece about NATO. File with prejudice under ‘mischief making and disinformation’.
  14. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    I think Viz is probably more reliable as a news source.
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  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    It reeks of Tory media fantasy land- just as ex-SAS DD was going to kick ass in Brussels and Andrea Loathsome was Chancellor material cos she was a ‘merchant banker’ when in fact she was her husband’s hedge fund office manageress.
  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  17. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

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  18. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

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  19. Nero

    Nero Don’t call me Bud

    Much as I dislike Johnson and Bamford, what they do with their money is their problem. Assuming it’s their money.
  20. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    The problem is party donors like Bamford are using their wealth to buy access to the PM so they can lobby for their interests.

    A representative for the chairman of JCB, the UK-based manufacturer known the world over for its bright yellow diggers, has been named by the Sunday Times as belonging to “a secret club of Conservative donors granted access to senior ministers and advisers during the pandemic”. According to the paper, about a dozen of the party’s most generous donors have regular access to PM Boris Johnson’s top team as part of an elite “advisory board”.
    Philip Bouverat was named by the Sunday Times as attending these ‘advisory board’ meetings on behalf of Lord Bamford, the chairman of JCB.
    Lord Bamford has donated £5.2m to the Conservative Party, including £2.8m under Johnson, the report said.
    According to the Sunday Times, club members lobbied for an early relaxation of lockdown measures in 2020 and for tax benefits for high net-worth individuals. Other members sought public appointments or honours from the PM, and included investors in property, construction and big tobacco, as well as the wife of Russian President Putin’s former deputy finance minister.
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