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20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 2:03:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
The man most likely to be the next PM of the UK says that to relax he makes model buses from wine crates and paints people “having fun” on them.

Just when I thought politics couldn’t get any more absurdist...
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 2:36:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
he probably thought it was a competition when he saw trump.
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 6:25:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
I guess the obvious crack is did he paint the NHS slogan himself?
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 11:04:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
It could be worse. He could paint airplanes with passengers joining the mile high club.
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 11:24:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
I saw this video the other day and there is absolutely zero chance he isn't just making this sh*t up on the spot.
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 11:25:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I realize Americans aren’t in a position to criticize you guys, but what the hell? How is this guy a viable candidate for PM? I just heard the call between Johnson and Darius Guppy the other day, and
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 12:01:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
He has help more political offices than Trump.

He was our foreign Secretary, despite being a Gammon chump.
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 2:00:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ok so first off Court, you’re quite welcome to criticise, it’s not like we don’t deserve it. The mess we’ve cornered ourselves into over Brexit is nothing short of laughable.

But to Bored’s point, this guy is a career politician who has held high office for some time. Now, you’d be right to ask how *that* has happened given he is the way he is, and all the gaffs he’s made, but on paper he has the right CV.

And bird I agree, it sounded like he was totally free styling.
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 2:09:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/27/19 - 11:25:36 AM Courtbebe wrote:
I just heard the call between Johnson and Darius Guppy the other day, and


I had to look this up because I'd never even heard of it (or that guy) before. WOW. How is it possible this man still has a political career after that? And it's apparently from years ago and just...no one cares? Or not enough people, I guess.
That's not a "gaffe" or a "misstep." That's a politician plotting with a crony to have a journalist beaten up for something he printed.
20 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 3:06:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I feel like I'm eavesdropping on a session with his therapist...
19 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 5:43:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/27/19 - 2:00:28 PM Mizu wrote:
But to Bored’s point, this guy is a career politician who has held high office for some time. Now, you’d be right to ask how *that* has happened given he is the way he is, and all the gaffs he’s made, but on paper he has the right CV.


I am questioning how he got the jobs he got and how he is seen as a viable candidate for PM.

For one thing, he is facing some kind of sanctions for lies he told during the Brexit campaign, which a lot of people believe contributed to leave winning. And given what a clusterf*ck Brexit is, I wouldn’t think people would be eager to put one of its architects in charge of solving everything.

For another thing, it’s hard to imagine a less diplomatic PM (ok, it’s not because Trump, but still...). Do people really think he’s the one to negotiate a favorable Brexit?
19 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 6:11:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is a process involved, only people involved in the process get a choice.

In the first part of the process the people are MP's of the party that has lost huge amount of support over the last 3 years so these people are making choices that are going to affect their own jobs.

Let me assure you that this is their primary concern.

The conservative MP's will vote for the leader that will instill the most confidence in the party among the general public.

Then the process will pass to the membership of the Party. People in the Party will have to decide whether to vote for the highest profile candidate that has the support of the largest number of MP's or the other guy. There is no guarantee that he won't be pitched into the same impasse as May though because the Conservatives don't have a working majority in the house.
19 days ago - Thursday 6/27/19 - 6:18:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/27/19 - 6:11:44 PM Boredofu wrote:
The conservative MP's will vote for the leader that will instill the most confidence in the party among the general public.


I am broadly aware of how a parliamentary system works, but this is the part I don’t get— will choosing Johnson really instill the most confidence in the Tories? Is that the way public sentiment leaning?
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 3:31:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
There is the mindset among some of the people (MPs and members of the public) that the person to lead the negotiations should be someone who voted to leave. Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson's opponent, voted to remain. There was a rumor that some Boris-supporting MPs were encouraged to vote for Jeremy Hunt in the last round to knock out Michael Gove, who was another prominent figure in the leave campaign.

If a general election were held tomorrow, I wouldn't put money on a Boris-led Tory party getting a majority, but he's probably got the best chance of anyone in the party.

I wouldn't expect Jeremy Hunt to fair too well with the public. He was health secretary for several years, during a time when austerity squeezed the NHS quite a bit (fuss with junior doctor contracts, strikes etc.).
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 7:11:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/27/19 - 6:18:34 PM Courtbebe wrote:
I am broadly aware of how a parliamentary system works, but this is the part I don’t get— will choosing Johnson really instill the most confidence in the Tories? Is that the way public sentiment leaning?


He's a buffoon who uses japery to cover up some horrid policies and is generally incompetent. And the public seem to enjoy that. Because he is 'one of us', a la Farage.
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 10:39:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/27/19 - 6:18:34 PM Courtbebe wrote:
I am broadly aware of how a parliamentary system works, but this is the part I don’t get— will choosing Johnson really instill the most confidence in the Tories? Is that the way public sentiment leaning?
On Friday 6/28/19 - 7:11:05 AM chips2001 wrote:
He's a buffoon who uses japery to cover up some horrid policies and is generally incompetent. And the public seem to enjoy that. Because he is 'one of us'...

For a second I thought I was in the Trump thread ...
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 11:27:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 6/28/19 - 10:39:28 AM Matthias wrote:
For a second I thought I was in the Trump thread ...


Same.

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson most certainly isnt the working class person's friend.
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 3:16:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
DE PFEFFEL???

That's not a name. That's some of the nonsense lyrics from the Laverne & Shirley theme song.
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 3:18:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
SCHLEMIEL
SCHLIMAZEL
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 3:20:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
BORIS DE PFEFFEL INCORPORATED
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 3:21:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Holy sh*t lolololol
19 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 4:05:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 6/28/19 - 7:11:05 AM chips2001 wrote:
He's a buffoon who uses japery to cover up some horrid policies and is generally incompetent. And the public seem to enjoy that. Because he is 'one of us'...
On Friday 6/28/19 - 10:39:28 AM Matthias wrote:
For a second I thought I was in the Trump thread ...


Yeah... I always had a Trump-lite vibe from him.

I do not get the populist appeal of Farage. He has the smuggest, most punchable face I have ever seen. Generally, I’m not in favor of judging people by their appearance, except him. No one with that face cannot be a weeping assh*le of a person, but his personality is somehow worse.
18 days ago - Friday 6/28/19 - 11:31:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think I might be a weeping asshole type of person.



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