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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. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    It was Staffordshire, 98% probably think they`re still voting for the National Front. They know Boris is a liar but they still think he`s better than Rishi because.......
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  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Interesting interview with Max Hastings. Not a Britain Trump fan.
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  3. Finnegan

    Finnegan pfm Member

  4. Darmok

    Darmok "In Lation, Trans Lost."

  5. wulbert

    wulbert pfm Member

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  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Is he still alive? I personally knew him 40 years ago. I liked his riff on James Macmillan’s Scotch Bestiary of political archetypes in the piece.
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  7. wulbert

    wulbert pfm Member

  8. wulbert

    wulbert pfm Member

    It's funny, I consumed a lot of Billy Bunter, Jennings & Derbyshire, Just William, Molesworth etc. as a child in the East End of Glasgow. I've no idea if this was normal fodder for Scottish weans? It seems odd now. I had an old aunt and uncle who were librarians, so maybe the material was library discards.

    The old librarians seemed foosty, exotic, bohemian creatures to me. They used to put some mysterious exotic ingredient in the chicken broth that was regular fare during our visits. I was in my late teens when I tasted this exotic spice again ( a friend's big sister had made us cheese on toast) and discovered it was ground black pepper.
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  9. Darmok

    Darmok "In Lation, Trans Lost."

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  10. laughingboy

    laughingboy pfm Member

    Now that Richard Sharp has resigned as chairman of the BBC, here's something I hadn't appreciated. Everyone knows that Sharp arranged a £800k credit facility for Johnson. The other person named was Sam Blyth. I had assumed that Blyth provided the loan. But no - Gabriel Pogrund of The Times notes that (as confirmed by the linked Guardian story) Blyth was only a guarantor (Guardian).

    Whose money was behind the £800k credit facility? In whose debt was our Prime Minister? Why haven't we been told?

    "NB: Months after we broke the Sharp story, and hours away from a report into his conduct, one detail is as shrouded in mystery as ever. Who actually bankrolled Boris Johnson will he was in No10? Blyth was only a guarantor. Almost unbelievable the public doesn’t have any answer."
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  11. palindrome

    palindrome Thru a hedge, backwards and forwards.

    Evgeny Lebedev springs to mind; or his (ex)KGB dad. But, whomever it is, the info is clearly sensitive, and/or embarrassing, or incriminating. I'd put £800k on that it's filthy money.

  12. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    Yet another episode of Tory corruption that's collided with consequences. Keep 'em coming!
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  13. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    An actual Russian oligarch with direct connections to the Putin regime, sitting in the HoL and put there by a walking security risk called Boris Johnson.

    Remove him. Sharp will be wanted a seat.
  14. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    £800k...I thought £666,953 was the threshold for widespread media coverage and speculation posing as investigation.
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  15. palindrome

    palindrome Thru a hedge, backwards and forwards.

    I'm including the VAT, @ff1d1l :D.

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  16. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    According to some possibly dubious sources he is Bankrupt, or close to it.
  17. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr neither here nor there

  18. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

  19. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  20. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Sorry, Paul, I didn't know. It just popped up in my feed for some reason. His posts have never been suggested to me before so I suspect it was the Johnson thing. I'll remove it.
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