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A thread to catalogue the eloquence, dignity, diplomacy and wisdom of Boris Johnson

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Darmok

    Darmok "They're going to need a much bigger dock"

    There is a local expression here in the West Country...

    "Crafty Dafty."

    Fits bunter depiffles behaviour to a tee.
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  2. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Jeremy Hunt is positioning himself…
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  3. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    At first I found it surprising that his employer would print such an article, that some of their readers might have been to jollies where he'd pulled the same stunt. Then I realised, it doesn't matter to that demographic, Boris is in post solely to facilitate theft.
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  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    No.10 spokesperson today:

    “Boris Johnson is physically well and has a full grasp on the prime ministership, Downing Street has said following his rambling speech to business leaders on Monday in which he lost his place for about 20 seconds”.
  5. chiily

    chiily PFM Special Builder

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  6. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Oleaginous opportunist Raab, ever so ‘umble:

    Dominic Raab insists Boris Johnson is not losing grip and praises ‘great team’
    He said the prime minister was “focused on the job at hand”, and was an “ebullient, bouncy, optimistic, Tiggerish character and he livens up his speeches in a way that few politicians past and present have done, but actually there is a steeliness to him as a prime minister and indeed his team, and we work as a team.”

    …chief among ‘the great team’ of course is Raab, waiting at the front of the queue ready for the call to greatness.
    It’s going to be a very dirty fight among the Britannia Unchained crew and other greasy pole climbers to emerge from the woodwork when the 1922 Committee calls time on the entertainer they call Boris.
  7. Konteebos

    Konteebos Traitor Re-joiner

    According to Raab, Johnson is an "“ebullient, bouncy, optimistic, Tiggerish character". It's been a while since I last read Winnie The Pooh (to my children), but I don't remember Tigger being a lazy, unprincipled, venal, libidinous, dishonest fat chancer.
  8. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    You'd certainly never catch Tigger cleaning his cock on your curtains before shafting your pet pig!
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  9. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

    Boris has delusions of being Winnie (as in Churchill), but is actually just Poo as in sh1t.
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  10. Nero

    Nero Call me 'Goose'

    That’s no way to describe our Jennifer!
  11. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    "One off Boris"? well , that`s some relief at least.
  12. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

    Yet another gem from the Times

  13. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Boris really has upped the sloth and incompetence but two of his support acts are coming up fast on his heels- Patel of course and now the potty mouthed, thin skinned and dim-witted Nadeeen Dorries who made a clown of herself in from of the committee.

    and a small minded integrity vacuum to boot. Ideal material for a Johnson cabinet.
  14. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    Executive of the 1922 committee mentioned on the news just now as having held a meeting with Johnson following reported receipt of several letters of no confidence in him as PM.

    Seems we may be starting to approach a crunch - I suspect there may be either a dramatic assertion of authority or a more noticeable beginning of the end (or both) before long.
  15. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Interesting, because it is generally taken to be true that the middle of a national crisis (such as a war, pandemic, or similar) is not the time for a change of leadership. Perhaps the view is being taken that as 'leadership' is not much in evidence, a change at the top won't distract from the job at hand in the way it might otherwise do.
  16. Dave***t

    Dave***t Revolutionary relativist

    Possibly so, though I find it hard not to think that the letters were from the ‘ultra’ end of of the spectrum, and really there’s never a bad time to complain that the government isn’t being discriminatory and cruel enough.
  17. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    I`m not so sure - remember what Ian Hislop said :-

    "Boris Johnson, people always ask me the same question, they say, 'Is Boris a very very clever man pretending to be an idiot?' And I always say, 'No.'"
  18. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    He's certainly not the great intellect he believes himself to be. A salutary example of the Dunning-Kruger effect.
  19. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    I know these Oxford classics types, I taught Philosophy to them, I studied at classes alongside them, some of my own teachers and colleagues had read Greats. I was there when BJ was there in fact. They are very clever intellectually: diligent, articulate, industrious, critical, constructive and imaginative. You don't get a scholarship to Balliol without being very good, and you don't get through the four year honours course without being very good. The competition is enormous and the standard is high.
  20. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    So how did a thick batshit nonentity do it? Ah a master conman and compulsive liar.

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