[Politics] Boris Johnson's Continuing Hypocrisy

So as has been widely reported Johnson has no intention of standing down if a motion of no confidence passes before he forces through a no deal brexit.

Here's what he had to say when Gordon Brown took over from Tony Blair.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3640768/Browns-looking-for-a-Scottish-ally.html

When will people just put there partisanship to the side and call out these people on their blatant bullshit? Boris Johnson is a stupid, dangerous arrogant lunatic and it looks like he's just going to get away with it.

CheetoDust:
So as has been widely reported Johnson has no intention of standing down if a motion of no confidence passes before he forces through a no deal brexit.

Here's what he had to say when Gordon Brown took over from Tony Blair.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3640768/Browns-looking-for-a-Scottish-ally.html

When will people just put there partisanship to the side and call out these people on their blatant bullshit? Boris Johnson is a stupid, dangerous arrogant lunatic and it looks like he's just going to get away with it.

That's not how you win arguments

Noz really a surprise.

There is an election ahead. If brexit did not happen yet, the Tories will lose lots of seats to the Brexit party. If brexit has happened, then the Brexit party loses its one single topic and Tories will be the strongest party considering where Labour is now.

So he needs to have the election after Brexit for the sake of his party.

The approach of many (though certainly not all) of the figures who led the Leave campaigns since the result has been staggeringly hypocritical and deceptive.

I include in this Johnson, but also Rees-Mogg and Nigel Farage (both of whom spoke in favour of a second referendum before the result was announced, so that if they lost they could agitate for another) and Daniel Hannan (who previously said that leaving the single market would never happen as a result of leaving the EU, and that those who want to leave would not want it to).

The most egregious instance by far, though, would be the simple fact that the Leave campaign campaigned on the basis of getting a deal. Leave campaign literature even stated that they would not trigger Article 50 until a deal had been agreed.

Their negotiating position has been expressly against the referendum result. I cannot think of anything more dismissive towards the wishes of their own voters. We now have a situation in which the government is implementing a policy which was not voted on by either camp, and yet they are simultaneously arguing that doing otherwise would be undermining democracy.

Utterly absurd.

Hypocrisy and lies have been BoJo's main tool ever since he unveiled that damned bus

CheetoDust:
So as has been widely reported Johnson has no intention of standing down if a motion of no confidence passes before he forces through a no deal brexit.

Okay,

1) I have a friend in the civil service. According to him, insider opinion is that the EU will extend the deadline if there is any threat of the UK "crashing out". It wants to compel the UK to clearly state the conditions under which it leaves, including no deal, to make it absolutely clear that doing so was the UK's decision. So if the PM attempts to let us fall into no deal by simply not doing anything, it won't happen.

2) Johnson is, I think, angling for a general election with the intent of stripping the Brexit Party vote (hence the ultra Brexit rhetoric), and probably hoping that Labour / Lib Dems can't sort out an arrangement to effectively oppose them such as by standing down candidates in seats so that the other gets a clear run. This may then empower him to do stuff more easily, none of which I think most of us will like the idea of.

 

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