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Old 25th Jun 2019, 00:45
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Originally Posted by Economics101 View Post
I was surprised to see Max Hastings, former Daily Telegraph, editor write the following piece in the Guardian (of all places) to-day: https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-party-britain
Quite a hatchet job.
And I thought all Grauniad opinion pieces were by lefties!
Max Hastings has been saying those things about BoJo years ago, read the links. He has been consistent in his opinion of him in The Times, Independent, Mail, Guardian and openly said he is a bit like Berlusconi only less trusthworthy.

The fact that people only realising now is not Max Hastings fault. He has been warning of this since 2012.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/t...rong-2m3fmt5km

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-HASTINGS.html


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...r-8547375.html

https://www.theamericanconservative....johnsons-coup/

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...prime-minister
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 00:58
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...but I agree with your underlying point: Boris wouldnít be my choice If only because heís pushed todayís revelations from Labour wanting a ďradical MarxistĒ to run the Bank of England to page 7.

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Old 25th Jun 2019, 02:20
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"For the last time dear, are you going to mow the bloody lawn or not? I have an election to win."
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 06:10
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Well that photo does, as they say, offer endless opportunities for any Caption comp........as Nut Loose kindly demonstrates......

Here's another brilliant depiction ........

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...nister-cartoon

As it's been a while since I posted a link from JB's favourite columnist , sorry about that, here's Polly.........

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...xit-tory-party

Finally, the Excess thoughtfully prints the opinion of one J.R-M......who uses terms remarkably similar to many on here when referring to left wing political supporters...... ( is he your source of inspiration....chaps ? ) .which ensures the readership isn't too confused because if he had used the terms "cads and bounders and jolly beastly " for example, it's reasonable to assume not many Excess readers attended public school so would be unfamiliar with the lexicon......

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-48753035

One little point about this row.....when such take place in the confines of a home, and can be overheard by immediate neighbours, then it's still relatively private.......when the row can be heard in the street, then it becomes a matter of public concern and those participating have brought this escalation on themselves.

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Old 25th Jun 2019, 06:21
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If Hunt wins, next election would be easy when being canvassed. Yup I am voting for Jeremy. (other leader names will be available like Nigel !!!!)
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 07:13
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Iím afraid I canít fight the niggling suspicion that you are applying a double standard.

We are all well aware of your political persuasion and outlook on life. It is clear you are not a Boris fan (neither am I).

Whilst we have all agreed that calling the police was justified I still donít think informing the media was.

You can cite public interest all you like but I honestly donít think (based on what I know of you from your posts) that youíd take that line if it had been anybody else.

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Old 25th Jun 2019, 08:27
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
Iím afraid I canít fight the niggling suspicion that you are applying a double standard.

We are all well aware of your political persuasion and outlook on life. It is clear you are not a Boris fan (neither am I).

Whilst we have all agreed that calling the police was justified I still donít think informing the media was.

You can cite public interest all you like but I honestly donít think (based on what I know of you from your posts) that youíd take that line if it had been anybody else.

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In that case, I'd better stop reading "Private Eye " as the magazine includes articles about people, and their lives, which those involved don't always take kindly to but, as a result of their prominence and wish to be in the public eye, then it's only fair that the public should be made aware of these aspects which they would prefer to keep hidden.


This isn't exclusive to politicians as I'm sure you are aware.

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Old 25th Jun 2019, 08:58
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Itís funny how the likes of Ian Hislop likes to act as if he occupies the moral high ground on his weekly HIGNFY appearance when in reality he is the editor of a slightly higher brow version of Closer magazine (name an actual gossip magazine title here since I am not really up on the latest titles).

After the Leveson enquiry Iím amazed that nobody is seeing this as an invasion of privacy but as I said, that doesnít fit certain agendas.

If the media were outside the apartment then more fool Boris. However, this was just a Ďconcerned citizení.

If I were Boris Iíd want to give the neighbour a mouthful but he canít can he? Because that would end up in the Guardian as well.

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Old 25th Jun 2019, 09:10
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BV, indeed, when she gave him the finger ​​​​​​he did not respond in kind or I am sure she would have told us.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 09:30
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ďThatís an invasion of my privacy not theirs..Ē So in your world, Sallyann, if you record a neighbourís squabble for publication in a national newspaper itís YOUR privacy thatís been invaded?
That's not what I said, as you very well know.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 09:31
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Whilst I think that his personal life offers some cause for concern I think that the main worry is his propensity to create a new lie every time another problem crops up. Now we have a sudden new wave of cooperation sweeping the EU just in time to meet his installation as PM. We also have the Irish backstop solved at a stroke, again just in time. Is there no end to the lies that this man is prepared to spin to get the job?
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 09:53
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You have to wonder just what sort of person wants the job. Certainly they are not in it for the money. They have a certain amount of power but really it is not unlimited and in exchange they are subject to intense public scrutiny and constant security ever after.

POTUS has far more power and freedom but also heavily constrained for ever.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 10:16
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Nick Ferrari ( of all people!) raised a question that has been puzzling me. Boris in the garden with his old bloom displaying wild hair. Wild hair that went some weeks back. Bozza refuses to confirm or deny his tonsorial history.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 10:21
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Originally Posted by Effluent Man View Post
Whilst I think that his personal life offers some cause for concern I think that the main worry is his propensity to create a new lie every time another problem crops up. Now we have a sudden new wave of cooperation sweeping the EU just in time to meet his installation as PM. We also have the Irish backstop solved at a stroke, again just in time. Is there no end to the lies that this man is prepared to spin to get the job?
No, there isn't.
But the lies don't really concern me. As you rightly say, it's what hides behind the lies that should frighten us all.
His only policy is to get the job. He really has no idea how to respond to the crises that are lining up to face the new Prime Minister. Clever quips - truthful or not - will not resolve them.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 10:24
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In the Times lately was a cartoon depicting Boris in his Spitfire adorned with kill markings. Each one his face. Well he's added another kill to his tally.

Soon he'll give up his Spit for the more substantial cockpit that is No.10. No doubt one of his first acts will be to making a suitably Churchilian speech 'We will fight them on the beaches ............... We will never surrender' before setting off with his ill assorted Brexit Expeditionary Force to lay siege to walls of Brussels.
One can only wonder if this modern BEF might suffer a similar fate to the 1940 version.

​​​​With his track history it wouldn't be a surprise.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 10:32
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Successful newspaper columnist, successful editor, award winning author, twice mayor of London, successful at being elected to Parliament (eat your heart out Farage), former cabinet minister, and one of two candidates to take over as PM.

Iím reminded of the old George Best joke - ďSo George, where did it all go wrong?Ē........

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Old 25th Jun 2019, 10:51
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Heís also offered the only public criticism Iíve seen of Labourís rapacious property tax proposals. Capital Gains Tax on every house will have a huge impact on millions of people. Perhaps even more so, their admission that urgent measures would be needed to stop capital flight if Labour got in. Yet strangely, by contrast to Borisí tiff, itís barely been mentioned in the press and not at all by the BBC.
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Old 25th Jun 2019, 10:52
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Given his propensity for self publicisation and his uncanny knack of suddenly disappearing right at the moment when REAL responsibility looms large I am still not totally convinced he wants the job and will be there at the end. He just can't resist the glare of the spotlight.
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George Best is an excellent analogy, given his propensity for self destruction.
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