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Re: The Boris Johnson thread.
« Reply #440 on: September 05, 2020, 08:58:17 AM »
First The Mail and now The Express gets the knives out for Boris. I wonder if the Tory press will swing to Starmer's Labour, which is, after all, quite tory.

https://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/1330470/prime-ministers-questions-PMQs-Boris-Johnson-keir-starmer-exams-brexit
V interesting the Express article. Thanks for posting it.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #441 on: September 15, 2020, 10:36:32 PM »
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« Reply #442 on: September 20, 2020, 10:52:21 AM »
BoJo is having people talk to the tabloids about how he's barely able to afford a nanny on the PM salary.

Not for himself, but for the baby, of course.

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« Reply #443 on: October 03, 2020, 09:22:11 AM »
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2020-10-02/getting-r-number-below-one-key-to-lifting-north-west-restrictions-prime-minister-tells-itv-news

He's deeply unimpressive on this interview. Embarrassing, cringe making, to watch. Aaah, the pain . . . the only thing to do . . . is drink
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« Reply #444 on: January 04, 2021, 11:58:57 AM »
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« Reply #445 on: January 04, 2021, 01:04:58 PM »


Funny yet true.
'What the British people really want...' could be added to the list.
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« Reply #446 on: February 02, 2021, 05:49:19 AM »
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« Reply #447 on: February 04, 2021, 03:32:52 AM »
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« Reply #448 on: February 04, 2021, 03:33:55 AM »
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« Reply #449 on: February 22, 2021, 08:54:20 AM »
This crowdfunding project may be of interest to some

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/spineless-starmer
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« Reply #450 on: February 22, 2021, 09:18:41 AM »
This crowdfunding project may be of interest to some

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/spineless-starmer

I'm the least qualified to comment but ditch him and put Angela Rayner in charge.
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« Reply #451 on: February 24, 2021, 02:54:55 PM »
Proof if proof were needed that Boris Johnson is a strategic genius, all opposition outwitted


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/24/boris-johnson-pledges-more-covid-support-than-labour-is-demanding
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Re: The Boris Johnson thread.
« Reply #452 on: February 25, 2021, 02:03:02 PM »
I'm not a supporter of the Labour Party but I don't really go along with the criticism of Starmer either. Starmer may come across as low-key compared with the bluster of our Prime Minister but I think that his legalistic approach and apparent integrity may pay off in the long run. Look at Attlee in 1945!
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #453 on: February 26, 2021, 06:41:08 AM »
I'm not a supporter of the Labour Party but I don't really go along with the criticism of Starmer either. Starmer may come across as low-key compared with the bluster of our Prime Minister but I think that his legalistic approach and apparent integrity may pay off in the long run.

I generally agree with that, though I don't feel I've fully come to a conclusion about him yet. But so far he's seemed reasonable/dependable, which after the disappointingly shifting sands of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership has been a welcome change. The picture may change again I suppose, as the pandemic hopefully recedes in importance.


Look at Attlee in 1945!

Indeed, a quiet, modest man with, quipped Churchill rather bitterly, 'much to be modest about'. :laugh:
I always loved that even as prime minister, he drove himself and his wife about in a small car and crossed the park to his club for lunch.


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« Reply #454 on: February 26, 2021, 08:16:15 AM »
Before winning over the electorate - a battle for another day - Starmer needs to win over his own party.

It has the feel of Manchester United replacing Fergie and Arsenal replacing Wenger. Corbyn for the bedrock Labour party was a hero. I am not surprised that for electoral reasons they moved to the right but Starmer doesn't seem to have that something that swept Blair to victory and dominating British politics for what, three elections.   
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« Reply #455 on: February 27, 2021, 10:04:37 AM »
I generally agree with that, though I don't feel I've fully come to a conclusion about him yet. But so far he's seemed reasonable/dependable, which after the disappointingly shifting sands of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership has been a welcome change. The picture may change again I suppose, as the pandemic hopefully recedes in importance.


Indeed, a quiet, modest man with, quipped Churchill rather bitterly, 'much to be modest about'. :laugh:
I always loved that even as prime minister, he drove himself and his wife about in a small car and crossed the park to his club for lunch.

I very much agree with you and also with Lol (Irons).
I also liked the fact that Attlee used to get the last underground train home to Pinner when he was working in Parliament, rather than getting a taxi at taxpayers expense. I did once see the former Liberal leader Jo Grimond on an underground train and my wife saw Boris on the underground train when he was Mayor of London. I also saw, a post-downfall, Jeremy Thorpe (looking very dejected) with his wife once when I took our cat to the vets in South Kensington.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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Re: The Boris Johnson thread.
« Reply #456 on: February 27, 2021, 10:46:40 AM »
I agree with this

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Re: The Boris Johnson thread.
« Reply #458 on: February 27, 2021, 11:34:39 AM »
Who's Laura?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Kuenssberg


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Re: The Boris Johnson thread.
« Reply #459 on: March 01, 2021, 01:27:33 AM »
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