Category: Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson ‘confident’ EU will back down in…

Boris Johnson ‘confident’ EU will back down in Brexit talks:

The idiotic reality-divorced brinkmanship from the clueless dolt continues.

Just because something has been fucked up for …

David Cameron was elected party leader while in opposition, then lead his party into government first with the coalition as they got the most seats of any party in 2010, then into an actual legit majority in 2015. He won the right to be the leader of the government.

People knew he would be PM when they voted Conservative. If you really think who the party leader is isn’t a huge factor of people’s voting intentions then I don’t know what to tell you.

Theresa May became PM in 2016 after Cameron’s resignation purely on the backing of some Tory MPs. She didn’t lead her party to victory in an election to become the Prime Minister.

She lead her party into the 2017 election and the voters decided to remove from her the majority they had given David Cameron. She only remained in power and the Tories in government via bribery to a smaller party.

Since then the numerical hold the Tories have on power has only decreased and yet now we have Boris Johnson who became Prime Minister on the say-so of only an unrepresentative sample of Tory members and again without leading his party to an election victory.

It fucking staggers me how so many people just can’t see any fucking problem with the way that works just because it’s always worked that way.

It’s fucked up that 3 out of our last 4 Prime Ministers have never led the party they lead to a successful majority in a general election.

Winning a general election should be a fucking requirement to be able to lead the country!

Seriously, when the party currently in government ousts its leader and replaces them with someone totally different it should mandate the dissolution of Parliament so a new general election can be held to ensure that the new leader of the government party can command a majority of support in the Commons via democratic endorsement by the population they wish to lead.

How is it that idea is a weird nonsense-concept to some while having a new Head of Government foisted upon us all, with over 99% of the population having zero say in the matter for potentially another 3 fucking years, is considered the normal and acceptable way of political existence?

Boris Johnson will not deliver Brexit

This is just a fact because Brexit is undeliverable in any way that isn’t catastrophic for the nation and the entire economy and any attempt by him and his loyalist morons to try and go for that most damaging of options will get roadblocked by saner voices in Parliament.

He will fail.

He will not give the Brexiteers the glorious Brexit they still somehow think is totally necessary.

All that remains to be seen is how long it is until the Brexiteers turn on Johnson and start claiming he was secretly a total Remainer all along so of course he couldn’t make Brexit work because he never wanted to.

And honesty I’m going to get so much enjoyment out of watching the ravenous Brexit cretins devour Johnson alive when his naive idealistic bluster runs up against the solid wall of reality that he and his ilk have been pretending just doesn’t exist for over 3 damn years.

It’s why I think he’s not going to last long as Prime Minister. As soon as the Brexit roadblock hits his premiership he’s done.

This tactic of just replacing one PM who failed to deliver Brexit because it’s undeliverable with another PM who promises the exact same crap as before won’t ever achieve anything.

This’ll only get resolved with a general election where a clear majority of pro-Remain MPs take power and finally wrestle the entire political agenda away from single-issue fanatics.

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and lessons from the 1930s | Financial Times

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and lessons from the 1930s | Financial Times:

A very good article that highlights how Sebastian Haffner’s “Defying Hitler: A Memoir” (or ”Geschichte eines Deutschen: Die Erinnerungen 1914-1933” in the German original) is probably the best book to read to make sense of the political landscape in 2019.

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I’m going to be watching the polling like a fucking hawk in the next few weeks to see which lofty prediction for the premiership of Boris Johnson (having to write that phrase makes me taste sick in my mouth) actually comes closest to being true:

Will be raise the Tories to new populist heights and soar to consistent crushing majorities on a wave of enthusiasm and fervour?

Or will he be so widely lambasted as a hopeless boob and so reviled within his own party and among the public at large that the struggles to do anything of any consequence, gets forced into an early election by threats of motions of confidence, and so badly fucks up the campaign that the Tories get relegated to a 3rd party statistical irrelevance?

It’s going to be interesting to see if either prediction comes true.

I’d prefer the latter but Brexit and Boris Johnson even being able to become Prime Minister has eroded my faith in humanity and the collective intelligence of my fellow human beings that the former happening would not remotely surprise me in the slightest.

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Boris Johnson will officially meet the Queen and be officially named Prime Minister tomorrow but, and here’s why I find this all so fucking horrific:

Can anyone actually name one positive thing, literally one positive thing, that Boris has ever actually succeeded at?

If I had the same record of staggering incompetence in my job that Boris Johnson has in his various forms of employment I would have been perma-fired long ago, I wouldn’t be just about to take over as the fucking CEO!

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Boris Johnson is in Parliament because of 23,716 people voting for him to be their constituency MP, and 92,153 registered members of the Conservative Party voted for him to lead the party.

Even assuming there’s no overlap in those numbers, that means that only 115,869 people voted for him to get him to where he is right now.

That’s my silver lining that lets me actually carry on with my life today rather than just sinking into a deep dark pit of burning hatred for everyone around me for supporting this clown.

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Boris Johnson received 92,153 votes in this contest.

The UK population is over 66 million.

At the 2017 general election the UK electorate had 46.8 million registered voters.

Boris Johnson became PM at the whim of approximately 0.139% of the UK population, or 0.196% of the voting population.

But please, continue to complain about how disgustingly un-democratic the EU is.

Boris Johnson will be our next Prime Minister.

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You don’t get to pretend Jo Swinson is just, like, the worst when Boris fucking Johnson is becoming Prime Minister tomorrow.

Get some fucking perspective, people.