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The Political Demise of Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson MP 2015-2016

Discussion in 'off topic' started by TheDecameron, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. synapse

    synapse pfm Member

    I feel he might have something to do with the Pritti manouverings....he may have some friends in the foreign office?
  2. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

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  3. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Sacked twice for lying, once as a journalist FFS. Dunno what the full job expectation for journalist is, but I'm guessing 'not making stuff up' might figure. Unless it was The DM of course. Would have backed Remain had that been the route to possible advancement. A real conviction politician.
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  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    One of his acolytes, a minor backbencher, no doubt promised greatness when his faction gains power, was fulsome in his praise of The Buffoon. Boris was" an optimist, a breath of fresh air", "the country needs someone like that right now"- never mind his lies and his failure to apologise for opening his mouth causally and increasing the woman's jail term in Iran. It sounded exactly like Trump's supporters- "he says what's on his mind, he's not politically correct".
  5. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    Mindless optimisim and a steadfast refusal to face facts will be in short supply into next year. The buffoon has to stay, if only to make sure his hands are dipped in the blood. The last thing you want is him escaping to the backbenches claiming it would all have been OK, if he had not left.
  6. timola

    timola pfm Member

    Sorry, I can't provide any examples of Boris being a great politician, just shows you how easy it is to become foreign secretary. But I'm hopeful he'll get our unfortunate lady out of that Iranian jail, if anybody can he can. I'm sure if he succeeds it won't get added to his CV.

    As for the sky reporter video...that was highly entertaining and just shows his comedic talents...and under the circumstances performed better IMO than most could have.

    I venture to say that everyone here will be unwilling to give any credit to Boris should he rescue the lady from Iran next month.....its just so easy to criticise and be stuck in your opinion ( a bit like me).
  7. Still

    Still absolute unit

    I believe it shows something entirely different.
  8. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    I find your optimism mystifying. Johnson said she was teaching journalism when she wasn't, but has repeatedly refused to admit he got this wrong, even though it imperils her position even further. He would rather abandon her to her fate than admit he was in the wrong.

    As for his comedic talents - well, I have never found him remotely funny, but each to his own. It's not exactly high on the list of attributes in someone I'd want as Foreign Secretary.
  9. timola

    timola pfm Member

    I hazard to guess that Boris may have miss-spoken the truth. A change of government in Iran would liberate their people, efforts to get the people to ask questions/criticise their government are probably being made....much like what is going on here on this thread.
  10. Still

    Still absolute unit

    Questions/criticisms you aren't keen on.

  11. The Far North

    The Far North pfm Member

    Honestly timola, if he can't even get something as simple as that correct, how on earth will he cope when trying to negotiate strategic issues with real politicians who know what they're talking about? Ah yes, he'll bluster , backtrack, or quote something inapproriate from his youth, then fail to acknowledge the damage he has caused. :rolleyes:
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  12. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    Here's what Matthew Parris wrote about Boris last weekend in The Times.

    He'll know a lot more about Boris and what he's like than you (yes, you) do.

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  13. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis <((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>¸.

    it really is emperor's clothes stuff, writ large. and this is a man who has been installed into post by our very own worthy leader. you have to ask, has she forgotten all this? i rather doubt it. it's just that the survival of the tory enclave supercedes all claim to public decency, probity or honesty. they almost appear to assume that the greater their selfish and damaging behaviour, the greater the incredulity of the electorate. oh for a good, strong opposition that could rid the country of this rats nest.
  14. kendo

    kendo gloominati

    I cannot think of any redeeming traits this self-seeking c*nt may possess. What does he bring to the position of Foreign Secretary other than a series of undiplomatic errors which would amount to gross misconduct in almost any other job, leading to being sacked.
    Hard to believe some still have faith or trust in this hopelessly inept politician.
  15. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    He went to the right school. And then hung about with the right people in the right club in the right university.

    Add that to a self-aggrandising character and you get success in the country.

    That is enough to get you to the top. And keep you there.

    Always has been.
  16. kendo

    kendo gloominati

    Boris, redeemed! No.10 next! What could possibly go right? :)
  17. timola

    timola pfm Member

    Most high achievers are not nice people. You almost have to be a sociopath/psychopath to get to the top. Also shows he's lived a full life so far.

    Agreed, he's got faults, so have I.
  18. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis <((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>¸.

    fully disagree. when was the last time you met a heart or brain surgeon, or a pediatrician, with an unpleasant attitude? even a junior house doctor? or don't they properly qualify as high achievers, unlike the mendacious, self-seeking, utterly devoid of any useful qualification or specialism, shower in power? there are many 'piles' in society whereon people climb. the dungheap which is westminster is not one of the piles i would care to measure by.
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  19. timola

    timola pfm Member

    If you'd ever met Shipman dare I say you might have liked him.
  20. HairyHaggis

    HairyHaggis <((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>¸.

    i wonder if his narcissistic personality disorder blinds him to his habitual lying, or if he recognises it and sees it as the end justifying the means. jedenfalls, beyond the cesspit of politics he contributes to and inhabits, i fail to see what useful role he could play in the real world.

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