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Should Boris apologise for writing this?

Old 9th Aug 2018, 12:47
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Originally Posted by Andy_S View Post
Were his remarks offensive? ...
I suspect bank robbers are offended at being compared to Burqa wearers.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 12:53
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As for the enquiry, bring it on. Boris will eat them for breakfast.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 12:57
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Standby chaps....your time has come ! ...As a well known recruiting poster once proclaimed "Boris needs you ! " so it's time to get those pitchforks, pikes, blunderbusses Lee-Enfield .303, or even the odd house brick come to that, out in support of the lauded one ! because shurely, shum mishtake ( acknowledgments to "Private Eye" here )

After all, according to the Boriscenti here on JB, he's totally innocent, "tells it like it is " "plain speaking " ( that's enough bollicks , Ed ) and a damned fine chap !

So why, therefore, are the beastly party doing this to the poor soul ! This is your call to arms chaps ! JB chums must mobilise now to defend the right to free speech !

What is also interesting, and would be hilarious otherwise, is the claim the Tory party has a "Code of Conduct ".....first we've heard of it really, although there's been plenty of evidence over the years as to their code, and their conduct, but, as with every schoolboy playground gang, "it's a secret...so there !".

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Old 9th Aug 2018, 12:59
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This whole debacle makes me wonder about what Boris is up to. He can play and act the fool extremely well, but seems to be quite bright. The Conservative party are deeply divided, have a leader who's hanging on by the skin of her teeth and the spectre of Farage and UKIP possibly pulling some of the Brexit supporting wing of the party away has faded, now that both Farage and UKIP look to be a spent force.

I've long felt that the Conservative party is seriously out of touch, and this has been highlighted by the way that Labour have been so successful at influencing and mobilising younger members of the electorate. I don't think there is any hope for any reform within the Conservative party, the LibDems seem to have rather lost their way, and don't appear to have any real chance of coming back to life in the next few years, so is Boris really angling to try and break away from the Conservative party and form a new right of centre, Brexit supporting party, perhaps?

It may be a long shot, but Boris is nothing if not unpredictable - all we can be reasonably sure of is that he has aspirations to lead the country (not an appealing thought, IMHO).
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 13:01
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Boris Johnson is facing a possible investigation into breaches of the Conservative Party code of conduct.
Clearly, some in the Tory Party are taking Boris' leadership ambitions seriously if they are resorting to measures designed to kick him out!

People scoffed when I predicted Trump would be elected President several months before it happened. I consider Boris Johnson has a better than even chance of making a successful challenge for leadership of the Tory Party come September.

However that may just open the door for Jacob Rees Mogg...

Be careful what you wish for.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 13:03
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So much energy being devoted to - Isn't Boris Outrageous?
Everyone please get back to real government work, the stuff you're paid for.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 13:42
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The Conservative Party have been infiltrated and captured by closet socialists in the same way that the Labour Party has been infiltrated and captured by communists.
On the doorsteps I was constantly being told by voters in what were formerly Tory strongholds that "David Cameron is not a Conservative". He failed to judge public opinion correctly and paid the price. The party leadership was captured by Theresa May and, together with her No.10 advisers came up with that disastrous election manifesto - over the heads of her cabinet CCHQ and the party associations. As a member of the Policy Forum there was no way I could bring myself to plod the streets, knocking on doors and trying to sell that rubbish; I didn't believe in it and so I stayed at home. The outcome of the election was inevitable - instead of the landslide we should have had, we lost our majority. I have since resigned from the party in disgust - and so have many hundreds of other activists.

Now, the Conservative Party leadership is once again misjudging public opinion - and they will pay the price again. .
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 13:44
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
So much energy being devoted to - Isn't Boris Outrageous?
Everyone please get back to real government work, the stuff you're paid for.
They won't though, as this is a welcome diversion that they can use to hide the fact that they are not doing what they are paid for, and stops people bothering them about that problem they have got into in their most important job.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 14:00
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Boris Johnson is facing a possible investigation into breaches of the Conservative Party code of conduct.
The fools. This is nothing more than an attempt to manufacture outrage, and the Tory Party have fallen straight into the trap.

Senior Conservatives should have shrugged their shoulders, said something along the lines of how they might have used a different form of words but - hey - Boris will be Boris, and moved on. It would have been quickly forgotten. Instead, they seem to be doing their damnedest to prolong an unnecessary row for the sake of a bit of pointless virtue signalling. And this at a time when Corbyn's Labour Party are struggling with their own internal issues......

If they threw themselves at the floor they really would miss, wouldn't they?
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 14:27
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And in the meantime, attention is being deflected from Dementum imploding as their sainted leader twists and turns in the breeze. Any party that can produce a decent leader should have this country sewn up in a heartbeat however the huggy fluffy tendency have allowed all parties to be led by completely ineffectual idiots. I'm no fan of the Tories but Albert Steptoe and Wee Jimmy Krankie make May look like a leader. As for Vince Cable, I had to google to see who was leading the Lib Dems these days. He should be running rings around the others but where is he ?
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 14:58
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Boris was a decent second eleven comedian, and he ought to return to that job.
He is just a self publicist pretending to be a politician.
He was right about the post box. There is nothing in the Koran to justify those clothes. They were a pre-Allah development in the desert.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 16:13
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I think that any adult who wears a onesie looks like a Tellytubby and probably has the IQ of a rock.

I have now clearly insulted a portion of society however I don't think anyone will call me a bigot. Why should that be ? Would it be different if onesie-wearing scratters bothered to vote or politicians were fawning over them ? Quite possibly.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 16:27
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
I think that any adult who wears a onesie looks like a Tellytubby and probably has the IQ of a rock.

I have now clearly insulted a portion of society however I don't think anyone will call me a bigot. Why should that be ? Would it be different if onesie-wearing scratters bothered to vote or politicians were fawning over them ? Quite possibly.
They certainly do.
Like Churchill; especially in the red velvet one.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 17:44
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Originally Posted by Blacksheep View Post
The Conservative Party have been infiltrated and captured by closet socialists in the same way that the Labour Party has been infiltrated and captured by communists.
All major British parties are globalists in an era when nationalism is becoming the new norm. None of them have any future unless they're gutted and rebuilt.

Britain desperately needs a Britain First party that's not run by neo-Nazis. I guess the UKIP may have to do.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 19:40
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The Conservative party has a code of conduct?!
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 20:27
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Here is a story I heard some years back.
A VVIP diplomatic visitor had arrived at immigartion desk of GA terminal with usual entourage including a few burqa donned persons.
The officer`s request for a quick peep through letter boxes was quickly declined by the escorts. The officer well versed in the art of tact and diplomacy suggested if their their highness would prefer to declare them as diplomatic bags. I don`t recal reading of any big hooha in the press about this.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 20:32
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Originally Posted by Tashengurt View Post
The Conservative party has a code of conduct?!
I believe it's "Don't get caught."?
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 21:18
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 21:44
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My guess is that public opinion is firmly on Bozza's side, exactly as he guessed it would. This seems to me to have been done as part of a leadership challenge to be mounted over the coming weeks.
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Old 9th Aug 2018, 23:02
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I'm rather surprised that the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police needs to get a second opinion over Boris stealing a joke from the Guardian. I would have hoped that she already knew the Law and had something more important to do - perhaps tackle the endemic knife crime in London.

When asked what she made of the language the former foreign secretary used, Ms Dick told the BBC Asian Network: "Some people have clearly found it offensive.

"I spoke last night to my very experienced officers who deal with hate crime and, although we have not yet received any allegation of such a crime, I can tell you that my preliminary view having spoken to them is that what Mr Johnson said would not reach the bar for a criminal offence. He did not commit a criminal offence."
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