Meanwhile, In London

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Boris Johnson resigns as foreign secretary (The Guardian)

53 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In London

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      Not if what is being negotiated is a sell-out.
      When was the last time an Irish politician resigned as a matter of conscience ?
      Bertie Ahern is still laughing all the way to the bank.

      1. sheskin

        You have a unique perspective on Boris Ollie Cromwell.Unique I say because no one in the UK would put Boris and conscience in the same sentence.

      1. mildred st meadowlark

        Does he? I’m surprised. But also not.

        He turned tail and ran after Brexit when it was dangled in the aftermath didn’t he? Classic Boris.

        1. The Old Boy

          Even by the standards of Westminster he is exceptionally venal – possessed of a deep love of the courtly trappings of power while utterly rejecting the burden of responsibility. This is illustrated by his obsession with vanity projects – Boris bikes, Boris buses and the ill-fated Boris bridge (Alliteration may or may not be optional.)

          He got shafted by Gove two years ago. Boris thought they had a little Blair/Brown pact and that he was about to sail into Number 10 in the wake of Brexit. Gove also thought they had a little Blair/Brown pact – the difference was that Boris thought it was 1997-style and Gove thought it was 2007-style. Back then (O tempora o mores) Teresa May’s crouching tiger, hidden dragon act made her look like the sharpest politician in the party by a long chalk.

          1. :-Joe

            He’ll be fine… jacob reese mogg (The real tory leader and living incarnation of the victorian monopoly board game man with the monocle and top-hat) enjoys having him around as a useful idiot to distract the masses while at the same time being kept busy dancing around begging for scraps of possible power and all for general tory amusement when they can’t find a dead pig to sexually assault.

            It’s even funnier that people are so deluded that they can’t see how prime minister / taoiseach / president is just another bigger illusory distraction … from those who are allowing these clowns to be candidates in the first place…

            He quit because monopoly man told him to. Why? because brexit will be cancelled and boris johnson the sleep walking brain hemorrhage that he is, will probably become leader anyway…

            Why?.. because daft people everywhere find him entertaining enough to tolerate instead of paying attention to their collective self-interests and acting against the tory party for persistently trying to dismantle democracy as active citizens instead of being the mindless consumers that, let’s face it, they mostly are.

            victorian tory Monotony man knows this… because none of it is even a cleverly devised scheme. It isn’t even remotely unique, slightly original or in any way complicated…

            If you want to know how well democracy is doing just look at who your real leaders are or who potentially and most likely will be representing them in the near future…

            it’s an awful fupping sight…

            :-J

      2. Daisy Chainsaw

        He wants to be PM when Brexit is sorted and not before because it would be too much like hard work and would make him unpopular to those who see him as a beloved cartoon buffoon.

    2. milk teeth

      Was he every truly a brexiteer? I recon he was a chancer who thought leading the leave campaign would put him in good stead to challenge Dave never thinking they might actually win.

      1. The Old Boy

        Correct. He wrote two versions of the same article for the Telegraph, one pro-Brexit and the other anti, and then took a punt on being pro-Brexit as most favourable to his career. It cannot be overstated that Boris Johnson’s first, last and only interest is self-aggrandisement.

    3. ReproBertie

      They promised it would be easy. They promised it would be good for the people of Britain. If either of those were true they would be racing ahead with it instead of running for the hills.

        1. ReproBertie

          And the others are running before the deadline arrives and after May came back from the summit with the news that it’ll be a soft Sasamach. Basically, once they realised that they have to deliver something and are not getting their way.

  1. realPolithicks

    What a clown which is appropriate for the circus which is now the british government.

  2. john f

    It’s interesting how many people that campaigned for the remain side are negotiating the final BREXIT deal. ‘BREXIT has been torn apart from the inside out. If the British played hardball and went with their original assertion that no deal was better than a bad deal they would arguably be much better off in the long run. Although there will be some short-term pain.

    1. Chris

      Ah the ‘short term pain’ brigade. Just lop off your limbs, short term pain!
      You Irish pro brexit rabbit hole freaks really are the bottom of the Internets basket. ‘BREXIT has been torn apart’, ‘British should play hardball’. How about, ‘You’ve been on Breitbart for too long’. Climb out of your rabbit hole and get some air, you’ll only experience ‘short term pain’ I assure you. You may also get to enjoy the fresh Irish air.

    1. Yep

      C’mon fella. Your silence tells it’s own story but just get it off your chest. Bit even a sorry just a word on how you made a slanderous error.

  3. Huey Luas on the News

    Well that’s Trinity’s The Phil (UPS) debating society set for a Freshers Week speaker so. The whole gay white privilege / holocaust denier gig thing was wearing a bit thin anyway.

  4. Kolmo

    Is this a stupid question –
    Seeing as there is evidence that voters were sold a pup, campaign paid for by sinister background money men, and broke electoral laws – can they just not go ahead with Brexit?

    1. Rob_G

      Well, brexit is going ahead as a result of it being ratified by a vote in the House of Commons, rather than on the referendum (which had no legal standing), so the short answer is ‘no’.

      (long answer: ‘maybe’, with an ‘if’.

      1. SOQ

        Yes strange how the British people were told that the referendum was legally binding BEFORE it was ratified by HP. There is nothing which cannot be undone if the will is there. If the EU is flexible in the departure date, which they are, then so will be the HP.

  5. ReproBertie

    BJ was supposed to be hosting the Western Balkans summit in London today. He didn’t turn up and left them waiting while he was working on his resignation. I can just imagine how trustworthy the delegates will view the UK as a result. His no show might even be enough to push more of them towards the EU.

  6. martco

    seems to me like they’re all public schoolboy tools playing powergames with even less of an idea of normal practical everyday citizens life or concerns or interest in their country than our lot which is hard to imagine….does anyone here think Johnson is lining up for another punt at being PM?

          1. Yep

            Let it out lad. Nobody is gonna judge. We all make mistakes. It’s how we deal with them that defInes us.

          2. SOQ

            Misplaced Botox often resembles the facial paralysis seen within the recovery period (1-3 years) of certain types of viral meningitis.

            Just sharing.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      What bothers me is the expense borne by Irish businesses North and South and to the taxpayer for state and semi-state adjustments and appointments because of a non-binding foreign referendum but legally-binding UK Government veto. Is it just I angry at this? There are some positive implications with international business moving to Dublin, but following the latest developments, a politically weak Britain is never good for Ireland.

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Correct.
        A politically weak Britain is very bad news for Ireland.
        It’s just a shame Leo hasn’t thought through the consequences of his electioneering gambit of making life as difficult as possible for this country’s most important trading partner and ally.
        Britain is big enough to muddle through this temporary difficulty but Ireland has chosen to throw its lot in with EU gravy train bureaucrats who will drop this country like a used condom as soon as it’s over.
        When Ireland comes calling to London for support in future they’ll find a very different reception than the one they got in the past.
        In the long game of international political poker the gombeens in Leinster House and their cannon fodder supporters out in the sticks will regret showing their hand so cheaply.
        Hard Brexit will send a chill wind through Ireland.
        Mark my words.

        1. ReproBertie

          The UK is not Ireland’s most important trading partner.
          The UK is no longer Ireland’s most important ally.
          Leo is not making life difficult for the UK. The UK is doing that all by itself.
          It is in the UK’s interests to make the EU look both weak and bullying. It is in the UK’s interests to try and turn Irish opinion against the EU. Sadly for the UK their interests are not a priority for Ireland or the Irish government and Irish public opinion is overwhelmingly in favour of the EU.

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