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Old 23rd May 2019, 18:01
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Originally Posted by Bruce No1 View Post
What does, your spelling?
It's Boris, not Borris.
Oh you think I meant Boris Johnson?
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Old 26th May 2019, 04:52
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It's rare, very rare and unknown in recent times, but, every so often an politician has a lapse and makes a factual statement !.....to wit, this one for example with regard to Boris

https://www.theguardian.com/politics...hnson-campaign
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Old 26th May 2019, 10:38
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Farage is putting the Knife into Boris as well.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...s-brexit-party
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Old 26th May 2019, 10:46
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Does anyone here think that the mob queuing up to sign on at the dispatch box are doing so purely to dilute the electoral process thus impacting on a successful bid by Boris?

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Old 26th May 2019, 10:48
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Originally Posted by MAINJAFAD View Post
Farage is putting the Knife into Boris as well.

Political card sharp he said
Or as Mrs PN said, takes one to know one.
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Old 27th May 2019, 11:03
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Steve Baker comes across well
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Old 27th May 2019, 11:36
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Finally, proof that there really is no greater gift than to be born British.
Well, that puts you one up on Boris Johnson, who was Born in the USA. Rory Stewart has stated that he would not accept a Cabinet post if Boris becomes PM, which in (in my view) a vote for Rory Stewart. The UK is not like the USA, where they can work around an incompetent leader.

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Old 27th May 2019, 11:46
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When he wrote as a journo for the Sh*ttator he was very pro-Europe, and called the anti-Europeans "Black" of heart.

That was after the Times fired him for excessively creative journalism. (Er, lying about a quote he made up).
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Old 27th May 2019, 12:56
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Originally Posted by Echo Romeo View Post
Steve Baker comes across well
He does, if you believe in the hardest of hard Brexits. In truth if he were to get the top job then you'd probably have 50 or so Tories on the softer side of the party rebelling, much as the ERG has done under May. That is similarly a problem for other more extreme candidates, for example Johnson or Raab. Gove may turn out to be the dark horse. Since he lost failed in his bid last time, he appears to have softened his attitudes a great deal, and could fool the Tory members by being hardline in the leadership election, but a deal more pragmatic in office.

Aside of a general election, the only way the Brexit blockage is going to be removed is by some pretty serious compromise being done on both sides, and not only within the Tories. This appears unlikely as Labour can scent blood, and the Tory party itself can't afford an election at this time, so be prepared for the whole Brexit farce to limp on until 2022, or when a GE is eventually forced through.
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Old 27th May 2019, 13:52
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Boris/Farage/Brexit ticket

Looks like Boris is looking for leverage..

Boris/Farage Offer

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Old 27th May 2019, 23:21
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Or as Mrs PN said, takes one to know one.
Very True PN.



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Old 27th May 2019, 23:38
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Gove's plan to increase the Tory electorate by 3 million. Will make most of my eastern European neighbours happy as most of them intended to become British anyway and they are all quite right wing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48428261
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Old 28th May 2019, 08:58
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Well, that puts you one up on Boris Johnson, who was Born in the USA
“Just because you are born in a stable does not make you a horse”.

Daniel O’Connell

​​​​​​​(In reference to the Duke of Wellington who was born in Ireland, but who’s allegiance was to Britain)
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Old 28th May 2019, 14:45
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If Boris Johnson were to become Conservative Party leader I would immediately leave the Party, which i joined last year. I did that to do my miniscule bit to prevent that happening, so if it happens there's no reason to stay.

Funnily enough, as a Party Member I have yet to be invited to respond to a survey, come to a meeting, or participate in any way at all in formulating policy. So when the known liars, such as Boris Johnson, on the Leave side of the argument tell us that they have majority support in the Party for Brexit, even for a no-deal Brexit, we have to assume it's another invented statistic, or "lie". The opinion of members, it seems, is not wanted. Especially if it contradicts what the leadership want it to be.

If the Party's leaders really believe that the grassroots is behind their crazed push for Brexit on any terms or none, a General Election would give them a terrible shock.

For Myself, if Johnson were to become PM I would leave the UK permanently, join my son in Poland where he has recently acquired citizenship for himself and his family as a pre-emptive defence against Brexit happening, and apply for myself as well. The daily sight, in the papers and TV of that bumbling, dishonest, unprincipled charlatan blustering away to conceal his ignorance and stupidity would be unbearable. Lest we forget; he is the politician who before the Referendum in 2016 prepared two speeches for use after the Referendum result was announced, one welcoming a Remain victory and the other cheering a Leave victory, and both saying that he was behind the winning side, heart and soul. sharing their beliefs and convictions.

The main reason Johnson wants a no-deal Brexit is that he could no more re-negotiate a deal than fly an A380. The EU negotiators would tear the fool apart, and laugh while they do it, as indeed many people did while he was Foreign Secretary.

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Old 29th May 2019, 10:13
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From BBC News:

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied when saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.

The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

It is a private prosecution launched by Marcus Ball, who crowdfunded £200,000 for the case.

The preliminary hearing will take place at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

District Judge Margot Coleman said the case would then be sent to the Crown Court for trial.
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Old 29th May 2019, 11:03
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Well, he's now got his convenient excuse for not standing this time around.....
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Old 29th May 2019, 11:45
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From BBC News:

Boris Johnson has been ordered to appear in court over claims he lied when saying the UK gave the EU £350m a week.

The Tory leadership candidate has been accused of misconduct in public office after making the claim during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

It is a private prosecution launched by Marcus Ball, who crowdfunded £200,000 for the case.

The preliminary hearing will take place at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

District Judge Margot Coleman said the case would then be sent to the Crown Court for trial.
Ah, court and oaths...this could be problematic for Boris...and set a precedent !

Oath: I swear by Almighty God that I will tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Affirmation: I solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that I will tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

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Old 29th May 2019, 12:05
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Having been away for a bit, a quick scan through this Thread shows a significant collection of bigots!
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Old 29th May 2019, 12:10
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post


“Just because you are born in a stable does not make you a horse”.

Daniel O’Connell

(In reference to the Duke of Wellington who was born in Ireland, but who’s allegiance was to Britain)
Ireland was British for well over a decade after the death of Arthur Wellesley, so allegiance to Britain was quite sensible.

(Probably the only person to have been the political head of state of two of Europe's major countries on different occasions?)
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Old 29th May 2019, 12:18
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Originally Posted by old,not bold View Post
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The daily sight, in the papers and TV of that bumbling, dishonest, unprincipled charlatan blustering away to conceal his ignorance and stupidity would be unbearable.
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Now which politician could that refer to? Corbyn? Sturgeon? (Ah! Sorry, you did say 'he'.) Or many, many of the clowns of all political 'flavours' detached from reality at the moment. Bliar isn't in the running for anything at the moment (thank goodness!) so you can't be referring to him.
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