Boris, A Story for Our Times…

The time has come for me to write about the most incredible charlatan and mountebank the UK has seen since the days of Horatio Bottomley.

The background we all know (though when I say “we”, of course I diplomatically pretend to mean “all British people” but in fact mean “the tiny minority who take a serious interest in how the country and society they themselves live in is run”).

In outline, therefore: the UK has a combined political and electoral system that no longer really works. Part of that is the sclerosis of the major political parties of the System.

The LibDems, heirs to the great late 19th and early 20th Century Liberal Party, failed in 2010 to demand (as they had the power to do) some form of proportional electoral system. They are flagging, though may benefit from not being Conservative or Labour, if Brexit Party grows stronger.

Labour is doing well within its boundaries, as the party of the public services and of the “blacks and browns”. In terms of MP numbers, Labour under Corbyn is doing about as well as it has generally done in the past, if one excludes the Tony Blair years:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_Party_(UK)#UK_General_Elections

though it may struggle to get a popular vote much above 30% in future.

Then we have the Conservatives, for long considered “the natural party of government”, but which now struggles to attract votes from anyone much under pensionable age, or from those not in the most affluent 10%-20% strata of the population. Its MPs are mediocre or worse, and its ministers no better. The leading contender to take Theresa May’s purple is now Boris Johnson. He is the leading contender because the Conservative Party is terminally sick. In its healthier days, someone like Boris Johnson would not even be an MP, let alone promoted (briefly, disastrously) to Foreign Secretary; the idea of someone like him becoming Prime Minister would be a joke, rather like that of The Simpsons, c. 1993, casting Donald Trump as a future President of the USA. Jokes are dangerous!

A serious point from Lewis Goodall. It has been a long time since the Conservative Party had anything like a solid majority in the House of Commons (1992; arguably, 1987). 27 or even 32 years:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Party_(UK)#UK_general_elections

So we now consider the candidate considered most likely to lead the Conservative Party after July-August 2019.

I have in fact already blogged about Boris Johnson and some of the other would-be Conservative Party leaders:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/06/09/the-conservative-party-leadership-contenders-in-outline/

Boris Johnson: a few tweets from journalists, commentators etc

[Below, Boris Johnson, the part-Jew public entertainer, clowning and posing as the great patriot…]

After the briefest of honeymoons,” he wrote, “the voters would quickly start to wonder how this spectacularly incompetent braggart, with a Churchill complex but no Commons majority, had ended up in Downing Street in the first place.”

There was a Mafia leader in New York once, John Gotti, who at one time enjoyed the newspaper-invented title “The Teflon Don”, because he was always being arrested and even charged with serious crimes, but who always seemed to get away with whatever. No charges stuck. There is something of that in Boris Johnson.

Matthew Engel in The Guardian notes [Bottomley’s] ability to charm the public even while swindling them; one victim, cheated of £40,000, apparently insisted: “I am not sorry I lent him the money, and I would do it again”. If London had had a mayor in those days, says Engel, Bottomley would have won in a landslide.”

A transparent reference to the (one-time) Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Johnson seems able to shrug off, not so much allegations against him, but allegations proven beyond all doubt and repeatedly, against him.

Boris Johnson, journalist trainee (sacked), journalist (sacked), Spectator editor (hopeless, largely absent), MP twice, Shadow minister (sacked), Foreign Secretary (“resigned”), Mayor of London (useless). That’s before we even look at detail, or about his personal failings (easily available elsewhere, so no need to again detail them here).

One of the most risible aspects of Boris Johnson is his am-dram reprise of Churchill. Johnson affects not only the voice (slightly) at times, but (also occasionally) the solid buffalo-like massed body posture, hunched, looking down etc. I may have my trenchant criticisms of Churchill’s historical role, but the man was a titan compared to Boris Johnson!

There is something sick here about the Conservative Party, the UK, and the UK’s political system. The Conservative Party consists now of between 50,000 and 120,000 mostly elderly, mostly affluent persons, who are going to vote on a leader. The majority will vote and a majority of those will elect the leader. In other words, about 40,000 or so of those elderly people will, in effect, elect the next Prime Minister of the UK, a position which the “elected” candidate may hold for nearly three years, until 2022!

What kind of fake “democracy” is that?!

What will happen if Boris Johnson wins this contest?

Either Boris Johnson will take the UK out of the EU without a trade “deal” with the EU in place (I am sanguine on that score), in which case there is every chance of his losing a House of Commons confidence vote either immediately or not very long afterward, or Johnson will renege on his meaningless “pledge”, in which case he will be giving Brexit Party a gift worth rubies. Either way, the Conservative Party will be toast. Any loss of a confidence vote will result in a general election in which the Conservative Party might well be wiped out.

The Daily Express (meaning the Jew who owns the Daily Express) has been pushing an opinion poll which says that a Boris Johnson Conservative Party might win a landslide 140-seat House of Commons majority. That is very unlikely, for several reasons.

What Britain needs is a powerful social-national movement. So far, there have been mere straws in the wind only. No movement, no party exists, as yet. An inevitably-disastrous Boris Johnson government might create the socio-political conditions for one to emerge.

Notes

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

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gotti#%22The_Teflon_Don%22

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/12/boris-johnson-is-every-bit-as-dull-and-evasive-as-his-minders-hoped

(“It’s quite something when Liz Truss, Gavin Williamson and Chris Grayling are three of the brightest people in the room.“)

(“No, he didn’t want to talk about his record at the Foreign Office. Probably because his tenure had been an unmitigated disaster. Rather, he wanted to claim other people’s achievements during his time as London mayor as his own.”)

(“Just as the event threatened to unravel, Johnson remembered his instructions and dashed for the exit. Some journalists shouted that the whole event had been a total disgrace, but for Boris it had done the business. He had got through the day more or less unexamined. Onwards and downwards, further into the cesspit of Tory party politics.”)

https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/16/boris-johnson-said-f-families-7-7-terror-attacks-9970567/?ito=article.desktop.share.top.twitter?ito=cbshare

https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/boris-johnson-tory-leadership-contest-brexit-steve-baker-conservatives-a8955631.html

(“This was the Tory party in survival mode, reduced to its basest instinct. Things were serious now. The Tory party had decided it must live, and so everything else must die.”)

(“All dignity dispensed with. All integrity gone. Survival is everything.”)

(“The most telling fact of the speech was how bad it was. Boris Johnson is on his best behaviour, but bad behaviour is all he is.“)

(“What was he offering exactly? There was something or other on “investing in the infrastructure this country so badly needs”. His current record on infrastructure is an utterly pointless cable car in east London that recent TfL research showed is used by precisely six actual commuters. ​It now serves alcohol in the evenings to try and stay afloat.

Then there are the rolling windowless sauna buses, and his decision to make himself chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, and personally see through the execrable Olympic Stadium deal with West Ham United – the only aspect of London 2012 over which he had any executive control, and the only aspect considered to be an utter failure.”)

https://twitter.com/ToryFibs/status/877583434184609796

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2019/06/why-conservatives-deserve-face-extinction-if-they-make-boris-johnson-prime

We keep hearing that “Boris Johnson has the ability to be Prime Minister, but does he have the necessary character?”

My response is “where has Boris Johnson proven that he has the ability?”; on the contrary, he has, if anything, proven that he has not the ability.

Afterthought, 20 June 2019

It occurs to me that some readers, on reading my assertion that Boris Johnson is the most egregious charlatan and mountebank since Horatio Bottomley, may object “what about Robert Maxwell?”, and it is true that Johnson does invite comparison with “Maxwell”.

However, Maxwell was a far more organized and intelligent figure, and in some respects far more sinister (he is supposed to have been Israel’s chief secret operative in Europe). Also, though “Maxwell” was indeed an MP (in the UK) for 6 years (1964-1970), Britain in those days was still decently “anti-Semitic” and (rightly) somewhat “prejudiced” against “Maxwell” (though Britain still allowed him to become an MP, defraud pensioners etc). No-one would ever have even thought of “Maxwell” as a potential Prime Minister.

It is true that Maxwell was every bit as much of a charlatan as Boris Johnson is, but there was an element of seriousness or even tragedy in Maxwell that does not exist in Boris-Idiot. I don’t suppose that anyone would entrust Boris with millions to invest, neither would he know what to do with it, though his incompetence in every sphere would still ensure that every penny was lost! One could ask, “then why is Boris being entrusted with the fate of the whole country?” God knows. I don’t.

Update, 21 June 2019
Seems that Boris-Idiot and his girlfriend/fiancee (?) had what the police used to call “a domestic”, the neighbours then calling the police emergency line 999. “Our” next Prime Minister”… He is as fit for that position as I might be to take Olympic gold (in any sport).
Update, 22 June 2019
Surprise! (not)
Update, 25 June 2019
Update, 30 June 2019
Johnson may never become Prime Minister even if he wins the absurd contest with Jeremy Hunt:
Update, 24 July 2019
Well, the idiot has been appointed Prime Minister, most of the Cabinet of Theresa May has resigned, others have been sacked. I shall blog separately about this disastrous new Cabinet of “kings and queens for a day” when it is complete. I just note now that Boris-Idiot has appointed, as Home Secretary, one of the traditional “Great Offices of State”, Priti Patel, who is non-European, thick as two short planks, and a proven Israeli agent. We no longer have freedom of speech in the UK; otherwise I would express what I think should happen to her. I therefore content myself with observing that, had it not been for Idi Amin, she would now be serving customers from behind the counter of a Kampala grocery shop.
Britain is now officially in big trouble.
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9 thoughts on “Boris, A Story for Our Times…”

  1. The fact is as you correctly point out Tory MPs are a very mediocre bunch on the whole and therefore don’t have much in the way of political skills or political acumen and it is these last two aspects of the situation that are crucial to understand when it comes to Tory MPs selecting their next leader. Boris, despite being a clown as even some of these Tory backbench idiots must surely recognise, is in their eyes a political ‘winner’ and they think he will connect with the plebs and help them retain their seats at the next election.

    I have been looking at his election results on Wikipedia and can’t find any of them particularly noteworthy for converting opposition supporters to voting Tory. He won in Henley-Upon-Thames twice but that nice seat still retained a fairly decent Tory majority even in the dire landslide defeat in 1997 and has been ‘true blue Tory’ since the general election of 1910! NO Tory candidate has ever had to exert themselves much to win there! To be frank, the Tory candidate in Henley may as well be a monkey from London Zoo wearing a blue rosette and he or she would be elected easily.

    As for his election victories as Mayor of London he never got 50% or more of the vote to win on first preferences in the first round but had to rely upon supplementary second preferences from BNP, UKIP and other ‘Right-wing’ leaning voters to beat his opponents.

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    1. You are of course correct. I know Henley quite well. I was even once, for a few hours, in the then Conservative Party office there, in 1974. Michael Heseltine was the MP then. I remember that day well, not least because the beams were so low that I bashed my head on them about 6 times (despite the warning notices; well, that’s me).

      Henley is the river, the regatta, other rowing and boating (I have even borne an oar there myself), picnicking couples in small boats, Three Men in A Boat, weeping willows, and huge Conservative majorities.

      Labour struggles to get a poor 2nd at Henley, is often 3rd and sometimes even 5th! (eg 2008):
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henley_(UK_Parliament_constituency)#Elections_in_the_2010s

      In fact, Johnson, elected at Henley in 2001 and 2005, did not outshine either Heseltine or Howell (the later and present MP) in terms of vote-shares.

      Boris Johnson may be “more popular” than other Con MPs with the general public, but the difference is only a few points and is attributable to his 20 years as a kind of public entertainer.

      I should think that Johnson, and the chaos which any government he may pretend to “lead” will create, will be Labour’s best voter-recruitment sergeant.

      As you say, though, the choice is dire. In what world could, eg, Esther McVey be considered a possible Prime Minister? Or Matt Hancock? Or indeed, Boris Johnson?…

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      1. I see that the Jew Alan Sugar has soon changed his tune! A few months ago, he, as a Remainer, was calling for Brexiteers like Boris Johnson to be locked-up for their ‘lies’ but now he wants Boris the Buffoon to win the Tory leadership contest and become PM! Now, I wonder what may have prompted this dramatic about turn in his opinions? Could it be that he no longer worries much about Brexit or Jewish concerns about the so-called ‘anti-semite’ Jeremy Corbyn winning the next election and becoming PM are more important to him? He obviously puts Jewish interests and concerns first and thinks that even non-Jew but complete Zionist doormat Michael Gove and part-Jew Dominic Raab can’t win an election but Boris can put an end to any realistic prospect of notorious JUlius Streicher tribute act Jeremy Corbyn winning!

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      2. Sugar, like all such Jews, is worked up about the (very mild) “anti-Semitism” in the UK (if there were a tenth as much as he and other Zionist Jews pretend, he would not even be allowed to live here), and is also afraid that he might have to pay more in tax under a Corbyn-Labour government.

        Boris Johnson is in every way unfit to be Prime Minister, but is the straw at which many are now clutching. The Conservative MPs want him because they are convinced that “the country” wants him, whereas in fact only that tiny percentage of the country that belongs to the Con Party wants him. At most, 140,000, out of about 50 or 55 million aged 18+ (i.e. 1 voter out of every 400 eligible voters, approximately…). In fact, not every Conservative Party member will vote for Johnson anyway, though it seems that he is their favourite, God knows why.

        Boris may be worth a few extra points than his fellow Con Party MPs with the general public, but in my view he is disliked more than he is liked (his approval rating is still only slightly ahead of other Con hopefuls).

        I think that the proposition “Boris will kill both Brexit Party and Labour” is very doubtful. Either Boris will (for once) do as promised and take UK swiftly out of EU, in which case he will rapidly face a confidence vote which he may well lose (and so precipitate a general election in which Cons will be fighting a 3-front war) or he will vaccilate, in which case Brexit Party will tear chunks out of the Cons whenever an election does finally take place.

        Labour’s core (ethnic minorities, public service people, trad. voters) may only be around 30% nationwide, but it is still capable of becoming the largest party in the Commons if the Conservatives are losing votes to Brexit Party and LibDems

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      3. Henley-Upon-Thames is in my opinion one of the loveliest towns in the whole of Southern England if not England as a whole. The setting of it on the River Thames is superb.The people who live there are very lucky to reside in such a beautiful town. Some of its surrounding villages in the area where some episodes of Midsomer Murders were set are pretty quaint and picturesque too. No wonder then that Tory votes there are weighed and not counted.

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      4. It was always expensive to live in Henley (and around), but is now prohibitive, I believe. It is only 37 miles by road to Central London, and there is a railway branch line connecting the town to the main Great Western line. So commuting is not too difficult. A lady I knew when we were both children now lives there, so I heard how expensive property there is (and that was 15 years ago).

        https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-65862520.html

        I played golf next to that house in (?) 1973 when I was aged about 15 (at Badgemore Park Golf Club, which had only just opened, I seem to recall, and which was partly owned by the father of someone in my class at school. His family were wealthy builders etc. They lived on the edge of Henley). I see from that notice that there are now several golf courses around there now. In the early 1970s, not so. Immaterial to me anyway, as I have not played since I was 18.

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      5. In my opinion, Henley-Upon-Thames is one of the most lovely towns in Southern England, if not England as a whole and the setting of it right upon the River Thames is superb. The people who live there are very lucky to reside in such a nice place. Some of the surrounding villages where a few episodes of Midsomer Murders were filmed are picturesque also. You know a town is well-to-do when it not only has a branch of Waitrose but some for posh estate agents Hamptons and Knight Frank too. No wonder then that Tory votes are weighed and not counted at general election time in that seat.

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