All things Boris: has it really come to this?

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Re: All things Boris: has it really come to this?

Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:07 pm

I wonder which Russian oligarch he was summoned by?
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Post by JimC » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:51 pm

...and what the secret tapes would show...
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Post by laklak » Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:43 am

Is not "summoned", was invitation. From friend.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:40 am

Here is the link to the BBC's Panorama of last night for those that can view it. iPlayer does not work here but the programme was very interesting.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... d-powerful
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:52 pm



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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:28 am

In 1940 we had Churchill, in 2020 we have Johnson's poundshop imitation
John Crace wrote:The prime minister’s TV address to the nation shows he thinks he’s fighting a war, not a pandemic

Some men are born mediocre. Some achieve mediocrity. Others have mediocrity thrust upon them. In 1940 we had Winston Churchill. In 2020 we have Boris Johnson, a man who believes himself to be Churchill’s reincarnation, but is nothing more than a poundshop imitation.

Where to start with the prime minister’s TV address to the nation? The trademark smirk? The nervous hand gestures? The fact he thinks he’s fighting a war, not a pandemic? Or just the brazen cheek as Boris tried to claim the credit for what he called the stunning triumph over the coronavirus so far? The 50,000 dead and the endless screw-ups of his own government, from care homes to test and trace, were simply airbrushed out of history. The prime minister is not just a man without quality. He is a man without shame.

All this was just a warm up for the grandiose announcement of a few extra restrictions that had already been announced and would almost certainly prove to be insufficient to cope with the second wave. Boris apologised for the new measures, though he laid the blame squarely on the British people for not having been able to abide by the existing measures. Perhaps he should have run that line past Dominic Cummings who set an example so many followed.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:42 am

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Post by rainbow » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:10 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:01 am

'Mr Brexit to Mr U-turn': German commentators befuddled by Johnson's zig-zagging
Media criticise PM’s Covid strategy, as UK adopts job support scheme similar to Germany’s own

The UK followed in the footsteps of the German government by adopting a jobs support scheme on Thursday. The announcement came as German commentators spoke of their confusion at the zig-zag approach to tackling the coronavirus, describing a nation caught up in feelings of panic, disbelief and disillusionment.

“Military intervention to control coronavirus rules a possibility,” ran one banner headline in the business daily Handelsblatt this week, while an editorial in the Süddeutsche Zeitung was titled: “Johnson’s skittishness endangers his country.”

Brexit remains the dominant topic among those with an eye on UK affairs, but increasingly the current administration’s virus-fighting policies have been receiving more attention. For some, the two issues are intertwined. The main TV news recently said Johnson had “switched from being Mr Brexit to Mr U-turn”. The Wirtschaftswoche weekly business magazine said “one of the main reasons for the ongoing coronavirus chaos” in Britain was Johnson’s decision “to occupy lots of ministerial posts with Brexit hardliners”.

“The perplexity of the British public is rising,” wrote Thomas Kielinger, the veteran Britain watcher for the conservative Die Welt. “Its government appears to be stumbling through a forest of lunacy ... and it’s dawning on many that Boris Johnson is the wrong man to cope with an emergency.”
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:17 am

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Re: All things Boris: has it really come to this?

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:41 am

Starmer is a duplicitous cunt.
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Re: All things Boris: has it really come to this?

Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:41 am

Lovely.

Jennifer Arcuri 'admits to Boris Johnson affair'
Businesswoman appears to confirm relationship in interview with Daily Mail

Jennifer Arcuri has reportedly admitted having an affair with Boris Johnson after allegations that he used his position as London mayor to get the businesswoman favourable treatment.

The prime minister avoided a criminal investigation after the police watchdog found no evidence that he influenced the payment of thousands of pounds of public money to Acuri, or secured her participation in foreign trade trips that he led.

The Daily Mail reported that, when asked if she had an affair with Johnson while he was with his then wife Marina Wheeler, she said: “I think that goes without saying …It’s pretty much out there … But I’m not going to talk about it.”

The nature of their relationship became the subject of public scrutiny in 2o19 after it emerged that Arcuri had benefited from thousands of pounds in public money, including from the mayor’s promotional agency, London and Partners (L&P).

She was also given coveted places on trade missions to New York and Tel Aviv alongside Johnson, despite failing to meet the criteria for those trips. Her place on the trips was allegedly secured after intervention from the then mayor’s office.
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