Tory leader - place your bets

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Mike Sales » 23 Jul 2019, 7:47pm

He could go back to TV, playing the fool on reality shows.
I would even watch I'm a Celebrity to see him forcing down witchetty grubs or kangaroo knackers.
He couldn't do any harm stuck in the bush.
I wonder how he would do on Love Island?

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby mercalia » 23 Jul 2019, 8:25pm

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Paulatic » 23 Jul 2019, 8:38pm

Remember back in 2014 when nationalists used to warn that if we failed to vote for independence we could end up out of the European Union and governed by Boris ­Johnson?

It was presented as an unlikely doomsday scenario to counter the worst unionist catastrophising over the economic wasteland Scotland would be rendered should it dare to break away from the UK.


I’ve read he’s coming to Dundee to deliver a strengthen the union speech. I can see that being interesting :D
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby 661-Pete » 23 Jul 2019, 10:12pm

Paulatic wrote:I’ve read he’s coming to Dundee to deliver a strengthen the union speech. I can see that being interesting :D
Dundee, eh?

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On the fourth Tuesday of July 2019,
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Tangled Metal » 23 Jul 2019, 10:13pm

One of his supporters on R4 this morning under questioning about what failure and success for Boris would be. Kind of metrics. She said failure was not leaving EU by end of October. When pushed I don't recall if she said that should be a resigning matter for Boris.

Interesting was success but I switched off. Some blurb about Boris wanting to lift the test of the UK to the same productivity levels as London, which apparently is the same as Germany. The wishy washy statements that someone from Northern Town (iirc Wakefield) had the same prospects as someone from London. No details only that UK is short termist and it's a long term project but you've got to start.

I have no faith in biros if she is one on his side of the Tory party and likely to get a top job. I have no faith in Boris even if he had a cabinet of intellects like hawkings or Einstein.

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Cugel » 23 Jul 2019, 10:21pm

Mike Sales wrote:He could go back to TV, playing the fool on reality shows.
I would even watch I'm a Celebrity to see him forcing down witchetty grubs or kangaroo knackers.
He couldn't do any harm stuck in the bush.
I wonder how he would do on Love Island?


Boris is a grub. Some have also suggested he may be a walking, talking knacker (not kangaroo, despite his bed-hopping) He'll certainly be trying it on with all of us. We'll be well-Borised by breakfast time.

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Hobbs1951 » 23 Jul 2019, 10:52pm

Heaven help us: I just hope heaven is listening.

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby pete75 » 23 Jul 2019, 11:21pm

Hobbs1951 wrote:Heaven help us: I just hope heaven is listening.

John.

Oh I'm sure it is and finding it all very entertaining. The gods have given us free will for their amusement.

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby mercalia » 24 Jul 2019, 7:09am

hmm I thought this thread was done? if it is going to contiue it should be renamed?

THE BORIS SHOW

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby 661-Pete » 24 Jul 2019, 8:48am

mercalia wrote:hmm I thought this thread was done? if it is going to contiue it should be renamed?

THE BORIS SHOW

Maybe. I wonder whether it'd be better named as:
The "Борись" Show

Note the extra "ь" character at the end of the Russian rendering of "Boris". Apparently it changes the word from the name, to the expression "fight it". Quite apt, don't some of us think?
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Oldjohnw » 24 Jul 2019, 8:58am

'Boris' is far too endearing a term. No other PM gets first name reference. Can we call him Johnson?
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby Tangled Metal » 24 Jul 2019, 9:06am

Wasn't there something about first names with Blair? "just call me Tony" Blair?

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby reohn2 » 24 Jul 2019, 9:18am

Oldjohnw wrote:'Boris' is far too endearing a term. No other PM gets first name reference. Can we call him Johnson?

I prefer BoJo it sounds more,well,err,circus like :)


PS,I feel as if I've stepped into some altered reality world,a surreal fairytale world of lunacy that's causing me to constantly pinch myself and check if it's not a nightmare,unfortunately my arms are now covered in small bruises as a result :roll:
I just wonder how far we collectively have to sleepwalk along this mad path before we all wake up :shock:

EDIT:- talking of circuses the UK presently reminds me of one of those cars clowns use that falls apart bit by bit whilst the clowns run around it trying to fit the doors and wheels back on.
The problem being none of them have the expertise to fix it as they're all just dressed up show wo/men and constantly shun the experts as the audience looks on either horrified or splitting their sides laughing,as the vehicle slowly falls apart before their eyes :?
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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby kwackers » 24 Jul 2019, 9:24am

reohn2 wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:'Boris' is far too endearing a term. No other PM gets first name reference. Can we call him Johnson?

I prefer BoJo it sounds more,well,err,circus like :)

Definitely BoJo.

He's an highbrow comedian, his opinion pieces were written as comedy.
In fact I'm struggling to see how he made the jump into politics.

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Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Postby reohn2 » 24 Jul 2019, 9:27am

kwackers wrote: ...In fact I'm struggling to see how he made the jump into politics.

I'm not :shock: :wink:
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