In typical media fashion the focus was put on the unimportant instead of the pressing issue of the day in a recent article about British politician Boris Johnson. The purpose of the news conference was to discuss terrorism. During the discussions the US Secretary of State John Kerry asked a question about the things Boris has said in his past role as a journalist. The media of course made that small question and response the centerpiece of the article instead of focussing on the important stuff.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it would take far too long for him to apologise for the “rich thesaurus” of rude comments and insults he has directed at world leaders and others over the years.
Michael Gove announced that contrary to his previous position he was going to run for leader, effectively stabbing Boris Johnson in the back. Boris, for his part, then said he wouldn’t stand either, effectively stabbing Michael Gove as well.
Boris Johnson’s allies warned there is a ‘deep pit in Hell’ waiting for Michael Gove tonight after the Justice Secretary stabbed his fellow Brexit champion in the back saying he was not up to being Prime Minister.
Mr Gove delivered a brutal verdict on Mr Johnson’s capabilities and questioned whether his ‘heart and soul’ were in taking us out of the EU, effectively ending his hopes of succeeding David Cameron, as he announced his own bid for Downing Street.
Damning his friend with faint praise, Mr Gove said he had ‘enjoyed working with him’ during the referendum campaign. But he said: ‘I realised in the last few days that Boris isn’t capable of building that team and providing that unity.
‘And so I came reluctantly but firmly to the conclusion that as someone who had argued from the beginning that we should leave the European Union and as someone who wanted ensure that a bold, positive vision for our future was implemented, that I had to stand for leadership of the Conservative party.’
He added: ‘I thought it was right that following the decision that the people took last week that we should have someone leading the Conservative party and leading the country who believed in their heart and soul that Britain was better off outside the European Union.’
As the blows rained down on Mr Johnson this morning, key backers Nick Boles and Dominic Raab defected to Mr Gove’s campaign and arch-rival Theresa May won support from Leader of the House Chris Grayling – another Brexit champion.
Within hours Mr Johnson, who had been the hot favourite, was using an event that had been intended as his campaign launch to rule himself out. Read more »
They say actions speak louder than words and the actions of one sore loser have revealed a lot about some Remain voters’ attitudes towards democracy. Not only are they sore losers when they don’t get the result they want, they also act like 14-year-old bullies on Twitter. As a pack they have turned on one person and made him the focus of all their frustration. Instead of accepting defeat graciously they are now putting their time and energy into mocking a man they see as a symbol of the Leave campaign, Boris Johnson.
An online joker has uploaded a video of Boris Johnson on a pornography website under the title “Dumb British blonde f**** 15 million people at once.”
The prankster uploaded the clip of Johnson speaking after the Leave vote on Friday to website Pornhub. The video was placed alongside thousands of videos of hardcore pornography by a critic who feels he has let down the British people.
The British people voted to leave. These idiots were not let down by Boris Johnson; they were out-voted by other voters. That is how democracy works!
Screengrab of Boris Johnson’s speech from the pornographic website Pornhub.com.
The ’15 million people’ mentioned in the title is believed to be a reference to those who voted for Britain to remain in the EU in last week’s vote.
It is the latest move by furious campaigners for the UK to stay in the EU, millions of whom have signed a petition calling for a second referendum. Johnson today used his column in the Daily Telegraph to try to build bridges with Europe with those who voted remain.
He wrote: “They are our neighbours, brothers and sisters who did what they passionately believe was right”.
“We must reach out, we must heal, we must build bridges – because it is clear that some have feelings of dismay, and of loss, and confusion.”
He added that the ‘climate of apprehension’ had been made worse by exaggerated warnings during the campaign.
Boris Johnson has said Sharia law in the UK would be ‘absolutely unacceptable’ PHOTO- Getty
Last year the ex-Mayor of London and the likely future Prime Minister of Britain slammed Church of England clerics who want Islamic law incorporated into British law. Boris Johnson, back then, said that Sharia law is “absolutely unacceptable”. Given that Boris also supported the exit campaign, I believe he will be a safe pair of hands for Britain. Britain needs a strong leader who truly believes in equality before the law. as well as a leader who believes in Britain controlling Britain’s borders and not bureaucrats like the European Union.
…Speaking on LBC radio this morning, the London Mayor said he was opposed to “a Sharia system running in parallel with UK justice.”His remarks come a day after Home Secretary Theresa May called for an investigation into the application of Sharia law in England and Wales if Conservatives win the General Election. But the mayor said he took “grave exception” to Church of England clerics who suggest the principles of Sharia could be introduced into the legal system.
Boris Johnson was a gift from his classical Greek gods to a young journalist in search of a story.
When he was a Conservative Party education spokesman and I was in London writing for The Times Educational Supplement, I’d give him a call when I needed a story on deadline. I knew if I talked to him long enough, he’d say something outrageous, something seemingly ridiculous, something secretly smart in its populist appeal.
Well, in leading Britain to its own “independence day”, Johnson has outdone himself. This scholar of Latin and ancient Greek, who turned against Europe and incited scepticism as the Daily Telegraph’s Brussels correspondent, has now persuaded Britain to turn in on itself and essentially shut down its borders with the continent.
Once, Johnson was seen as a lovable tousle-haired toff, tottering around London on his pushbike. Now, carried by an uncomfortable coalition of struggling blue-collar workers and the monied blue-blooded upper classes, he could soon be Prime Minister. A poll running on the Telegraph website yesterday showed him already far ahead of his Conservative colleagues with 44 per cent support to become Prime Minister. Read more »
Politics is a fickle beast: you can go from hero to zero in the time it takes to count the votes in a referendum.
David Cameron looked on top of the world a few short months ago, with an opposition leader who is completely tits. However, he backed the wrong horse in the EU referendum and now must fall on his sword. It’s what leaders do, and David Cameron has.
“How would it be for David Cameron if he lost this Referendum?”
When a BBC crew asked me this two days ago I don’t think either they or I imagined for a moment that this scenario would come to pass.
“It would be an utter disaster for him!” I said, with perhaps a hint of glee.
But it’s not at all how I’m feeling right now. Actually, in the end, Schadenfreude is an ugly emotion. Dave and I were friends once and though he has done an awful lot since as a politician which has irritated me beyond measure, I can take no joy in his downfall.
It was a self-inflicted downfall too, which is what must make it even harder to bear for him.
Only Scotland massively supported staying in the EU and now they will likely leave the UK. The Poms will be extremely happy if the Porridge Wogs leave. Labour will be gutted though as it is their stronghold. Read more »
Boris Johnson was embroiled in an extraordinary row last night after he admitted discussing the possibility of a leadership challenge against David Cameron with a fellow Tory MP.
Mr Johnson, the clear favourite to be the next Tory leader, met Alec Shelbrooke in his Commons office and speculated about the number of Tory MPs prepared to back a no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister.
According to one version of the encounter, Boris said: ‘Are there 50 names?’ – a reference to the number of renegade MPs required to trigger a contest.
The former London Mayor last night confirmed that he met Mr Shelbrooke in his office and held a conversation about how many Tory MPs backed a coup – but insisted he had talked about ‘how vital it was to keep the party together under Dave’s leadership’.
The secret meeting comes as anti-Cameron plotters step up their activity following a spate of polls showing the referendum on a knife edge. Read more »
The leave campaign has picked up momentum and taken a three-point lead over remain in the latest Observer/Opinium poll on the EU referendum. The Brexiters now stand on 43%, while 40% say they support the campaign to keep the UK in the union.
The poll suggests the remain camp has lost four percentage points in the last two weeks, during which Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have relentlessly campaigned on the theme of immigration.
The leave campaign appears to have picked up three percentage points. The potential in the leave campaign’s strategy is reflected in responses suggesting that two in five voters (41%) cite immigration as one of their two most important issues when deciding how to vote. Just over a third (35%) cite Britain’s ability to make its own laws without EU interference and 29% cite the impact of leaving on the UK economy.
Half of the 2,007 people surveyed said they believed that immigration would be under better control if the UK did leave the EU. Twelve percent felt that the UK would have more control if the country retained its EU membership, and 24% said there would be little difference. Read more »