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Johnson's dire record as PM

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    As Tim Walker says about this video:

    "Johnson has never been ahead of the curve in his life. As a journalist, he confirmed prejudices, he never challenged them. As prime minister, he can’t see the bigger picture. It’s always too little, too late".


    My prediction? Johnson will resign as PM and leave politics within the next 12-16 months, leaving some other poor sap to clean up his mess.
  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Always keep a hold of Nurse
    For fear of finding something worse.

  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Once Brexit is completed he will be on his way to count his money.
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  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I wonder just how much longer people are going to tolerate Cummings.
  5. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    Perhaps QE2 will take a leaf out of the Oz Governor General's half-century old 1200 page long "Handbook for Countries; the Ruling of" and send him packing with a flea in his ear despite his clear majority in Parliament?

  6. Bobbbs

    Bobbbs Occasional commenter

    As long he wants them to is my guess.

    This is by far the most corrupt government I've ever witnessed in the UK. It's so blatant that nobody really even cares about it going on anymore.
  7. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    I don't think he'll be in the role as long as that.
  8. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    If you mean the general public by "people" we have no power over Cummings (assuming you do not mean Frankenstein style pitchforks and burning torches as we don't do that in this country). Cummings was shipped in by Boris and his cronies, possibly the unseen "suits" and they will dump him when they see fit. I also do not think Boris will resign as sociopaths do not recognise their own failings, but he might be forced out in some way. The voters in the last election are to blame, together with a poor showing from the other political parties. Even without Covid the Tory disater was predictable, this just makes it worse, and they will cling on to the very last second of this parlaimentary term.
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2020
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  9. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    But not a nanosecond earlier.
  10. Steph2002

    Steph2002 New commenter

    I think he’s doing really well in the circumstances and I can’t wait until we have Brexit yippee
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  11. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    I'll bite.

    What do you think he's doing well?

    What are you looking forward to in terms of Brexit?
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  12. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Who was it used say "Welcome to TES"?
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  13. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    @harsh-but-fair . This poster isn't new, but seems to be new to Personal.
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  14. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Yes, for better or worse we have this system called democracy. One day Tory supporters will be saying the same thing as you.
    BTW I'm watching series 5 of The Vikings at the moment, I know its drama and the producers play games with history but Ivar the Boneless is a ruthlessly ambitious and evil character. I like the character a lot. Certainly no kitten.
  15. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Its going to be excellent basking in the sunlit Brexit uplands and its brilliant that the most capable leader and strategist since Julius Caesar is in charge of our national destiny.
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  16. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Amazing, every Labour supporter or follower bites and chews the cud!
  17. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Who are they then? You always seem to be here too.
  18. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Rumour has it that Carrie has moved out of Downing St. Has she had enough of the fat blonde blusterer? Who knows? I wonder if Dilyn the dog has gone too?
  19. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    What's the point of that statement? Are people not allowed to be critical of Johnson's performance now? Does criticism of Johnson mean that you must have voted Labour?
  20. Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer Occasional commenter

    It was only a matter of time before Mr Johnson was found out anyway - but no-one, least of all Mr Johnson, thought that he would be found out so quickly, brutally and thoroughly as he has been.

    I am sure that this will not have been the first time that someone has posted on TES this letter from Martin Hammond, who taught Johnson at Eton forty years ago, but it bears repetition in view of the fact that he is now fouling up the whole country instead of just his own education.

    "Boris really has adopted a disgracefully cavalier attitude to his classical studies; [he] sometimes seems affronted when criticised for what amounts to a gross failure of responsibility [and surprised at the same time that he was not appointed Captain of the School for the next half. I think he honestly believes that it is churlish of us not to regard him as an exception, one who should be free of the network of obligation which binds everyone else. I’m enormously fond of Boris, and saddened that he should have brought upon himself this sort of report. All is not lost, by any means; he can easily effect a full return of grace by showing obvious commitment next half.”

    What is remarkable about this is that fact that Mr Johnson did not respond in any significant way to a rebuke which would have raised blisters on most peoples' skin. After the next Eton half, Mr Hammond wrote again:

    "Boris is pretty impressive when success can be achieved by pure intelligence unaccompanied by hard work, but he doesn’t have the instincts of a real scholar, and tends to ‘sell himself short’. He is, in fact, pretty idle about it all ... Boris has something of a tendency to assume that success and honours will drop into his lap: not so, he must work for them.

    It is an act of genuine scholarship so neatly to encapsulate the mixture of bogosity, effrontery, hypocrisy, deceit and entitlement which has elevated Mr Johnson to the level of his monumental and utter incompetence.

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