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magnumpi Jul 23rd 2019 1:49 pm

PM Boris
 
lol, go England go can he be any worse than trump

dbd33 Jul 23rd 2019 2:55 pm

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Originally Posted by magnumpi (Post 12713830)
lol, go England go can he be any worse than trump

Which is the most stupid act of my lifetime; electing Trump or choosing Brexit? Time will tell but, right now, I think America will recover from Trump.

MarkG Jul 23rd 2019 3:07 pm

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Not a fan of Boris, but it's sure to be amusing.

BristolUK Jul 23rd 2019 3:30 pm

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Originally Posted by dbd33 (Post 12713864)
...right now, I think America will recover from Trump.

Maybe. But given how much the bar has been lowered by him, would a recovery be to a point that much lower? Has he not opened the door to more of the same? Or worse.

I mistakenly believed other republicans would become embarrassed by him but there's no sign of that judging by the way that vote split on party lines last week.


dbd33 Jul 23rd 2019 3:42 pm

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Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12713888)
Maybe. But given how much the bar has been lowered by him, would a recovery be to a point that much lower? Has he not opened the door to more of the same? Or worse.

I mistakenly believed other republicans would become embarrassed by him but there's no sign of that judging by the way that vote split on party lines last week.

The US could continue downhill, yes, but I think that much less likely than the UK suffering an accelerated permanent decline with Boris and the Brexiteers. They walk out of the EU, then they're completely beholden to Trump; end of NHS, proxy war with Iran, collapse of UK agriculture, renewed violence in NI. And more bloody golf courses I gotta say that people at work, those from former colonies, are absolutely loving this.


MarkG Jul 23rd 2019 3:47 pm

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The British government appears to be the one trying to start a war with Iran. I honestly don't know what Trump thinks he's doing, but so far he's avoided every opportunity he's been offered to bomb the place.

And, no, there's no going back in the US or UK. The populations of both countries have seen what their 'elite' are really like, and they don't like what they see. Watching the Democrats come out of the closet as bat-crap crazy communists has been hilarious.

dbd33 Jul 23rd 2019 3:47 pm

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Ha!

" Mr. Johnson, whose laziness is proverbial and opportunism legendary, is a man well practiced in deceit, a pander willing to tickle the prejudices of his audience for easy gain. His personal life is incontinent, his public record inconsequential."\

Boris Johnson Is How Britain Ends

dbd33 Jul 23rd 2019 3:49 pm

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Originally Posted by MarkG (Post 12713902)
. Watching the Democrats come out of the closet as bat-crap crazy communists has been hilarious.

Has Nancy Pelosi had a strange turn I missed?

dave_j Jul 23rd 2019 4:19 pm

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He certainly does invite comment.
Certainly no moderates here, you're either for or against.. but is this because you like or dislike the man or whether you have strong views about his proclaimed policies?
This man will become PM because May failed to understand the implications of her 'deal' and was stubborn enough to believe that her way was the only way.
Brexit will be front and center of every headline until and after October.
It's almost as if he's set up to fail before he starts because few will see any advantage in smoothing his path.
But he wanted the job, let's see how long he can keep it. Whoever picks up the traces if or when he goes will be relieved that they aren't where he is now.

dbd33 Jul 23rd 2019 4:27 pm

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Originally Posted by dave_j (Post 12713921)
He certainly does invite comment.
Certainly no moderates here, you're either for or against.. but is this because you like or dislike the man or whether you have strong views about his proclaimed policies?
.

Unlike Trump, BoJo seems personally likable, in an irresponsible rich buffoon, kind of way. He doesn't have policies so one cannot object to those. It's just that he's going to ruin the country.

Novocastrian Jul 23rd 2019 4:33 pm

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I was listening to a radio interview on BBC5 whilst driving this morning. The interviewee (whose name I didn't catch) was the person who beat Boris in a 1984 election for President of the Oxford Union. The state grammar school winner explained that Boris wanted the "top job" as if by right but was unable to win because he had no plans as to what he wanted to do in office.

Some things in a personality never change in a lifetime. He has the "top job" now, probably, but again has no plans as to what to do with it Nothing he's blustered about and promised is actually in reality possible. He doesn't give a flying one, he's PM, as if by right.

I've posted before that it wouldn't surprise me if he revoked A50. Yes, he is that much of a charlatan.

Danny B Jul 23rd 2019 4:46 pm

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https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...66602716d4.jpg

spouse of scouse Jul 23rd 2019 4:52 pm

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Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12713947)

Looks like another Skipper, let's hope there's no shipwreck

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...1958d00770.jpg


magnumpi Jul 23rd 2019 5:13 pm

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https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...2d44f0d9ad.png
So many funny pics now to choose from

caretaker Jul 23rd 2019 5:18 pm

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First claiming to detest Trump, then turning 180 degrees and becoming a fan of Trump's indicates a predilection for situational ethics.


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