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Is this Boris’s 'No More Boom or Bust' Moment?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Snufkin, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Snufkin

    Snufkin pfm Member

    According to Boris the UK’s relationship with the US is Indestructible. I know he comes out with a lot of nonsense in order to muddy the waters but this really stands out as an astonishingly arrogant and foolish comment.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-57436035
     
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  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    He's saying it's indestructible whilst belabouring it with a club hammer. Testing it to destruction, in fact.
     
  3. LecsonQuad

    LecsonQuad pfm Member

    The relationship is indestructible in as much as both the UK and USA are both 2 party states in the style of a democracy - if you vote for any other option should they be available your vote is worth nothing. Both countries are ruled by a small clique and need each other to confirm their 'democratic' legitimacy.
    As for Northern Ireland there probably won't have been much discussion - I wonder whether Johnson has been told what he will do in order to get some sort of trade deal. He doesn't have many cards to play with the USA and Ireland is one of very few issues that have bi partisan support in US politics.
     
  4. sideshowbob

    sideshowbob 47 Lab Rat

    Indestructible in the sense a poodle is unlikely to survive without its owner
     
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  5. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    C’mon Anglosphere rools ( or at least it used to). Expect ‘conservative voice’ and history celeb Niall Ferguson to pop up pushing this old bloat while seeking relevance.
     
  6. Kirk

    Kirk pfm Member

    If it came from the lips of Boris it means he will work to destroy relationship. He's a great one for saying x and then doing the exact opposite.
     
  7. Alvarado

    Alvarado pfm Member

    Biden appears to be playing his cards diplomatically, by not responding to the 'indestructible' comment (compare and contrast to Trump who offended half of Europe's politicians before he even landed).

    For its part Johnson's comment looks merely like another total untruth told in a desperate bid to make things look better for himself and his clueless ministers. In reality I'd imagine Biden thinks of Johnson as a poor-man's Trump (in fairness to Johnson, I don't think he quite aspires to the full-package, though he does have his moments) whom the Democrat govt in Washington is keen to get out of the way before a more sensible and trustworthy replacement is ushered in. In the mean time Johnson better play nicely re the EU/N Ireland so that Biden doesn't have to say anything overly embarrassing thus endangering the 'special relationship' UK govt's claim.

    Johnson's govt doesn't even have much in common with 'proper' Conservatives/Republicans, never mind Democrats, I don't think it would be over harsh to consider Johnson as just a bit of shit on Biden's shoe.
     

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