Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

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Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby Mike Sales » 30 Dec 2019, 10:14am

His bike, which Boardman gave him, has been stolen.
Now he has been given a motorbike.

https://road.cc/content/news/269861-boris-johnson-wanted-bicycle-christmas-he-got-dirt-bike-instead

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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby squeaker » 30 Dec 2019, 10:20am

Mike Sales wrote:His bike, which Boardman gave him, has been stolen.
Now he has been given a motorbike.

https://road.cc/content/news/269861-boris-johnson-wanted-bicycle-christmas-he-got-dirt-bike-instead


On the bright side, he might try and ride it... ;)
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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby mercalia » 30 Dec 2019, 11:03am

squeaker wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:His bike, which Boardman gave him, has been stolen.
Now he has been given a motorbike.

https://road.cc/content/news/269861-boris-johnson-wanted-bicycle-christmas-he-got-dirt-bike-instead


On the bright side, he might try and ride it... ;)


I was thinking that also but no such luck as I read he might only do so in the acres at Chequers. He stopped riding his bike when he became foreign sec and PM. Though since the m/c was given him by his girlfriend maybe she is hopeful.......hadnt forgiven him for that fracas we all heard about? Its only a piddling 125cc I think, that will stuggle to haul his lump around?

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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby Ray » 30 Dec 2019, 12:38pm

What concern? Flying to Mustique and back leaves an almighty carbon footprint.
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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby bikepacker » 30 Dec 2019, 1:35pm

Having just won an election with a landslide victory I don't suppose for one minute he is bothered about your negative banter.
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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby Mike Sales » 30 Dec 2019, 1:51pm

bikepacker wrote:Having just won an election with a landslide victory I don't suppose for one minute he is bothered about your negative banter.


I don't follow your logic, old chap.
Because he has won an election we shouldn't take the mickey or criticise the serial liar?

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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby bikepacker » 30 Dec 2019, 4:32pm

I know it has already been 18 days since he won the election and by now he should have achieved so much more in that time than he has. :roll: As for being a serial liar that is a cap that fits most if not all politicians. Just to reiterate what I have stated on previous topics before any jump to erroneous conclusions: I am not a supporter of Boris Johnson and he would not have been my choice (if I would have had such a choice) to lead the Conservative Party.
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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby Mike Sales » 30 Dec 2019, 4:37pm

bikepacker wrote: As for being a serial liar that is a cap that fits most if not all politicians.


Can you tell us which other politicians have been sacked twice for lying?
Not to mention the many other times he has been definitively shown to have made things up.

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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby bikepacker » 30 Dec 2019, 4:53pm

Could suggest Peter Mandelson he seems to fit your request. But maybe I should not have mentioned a Labour politician as I forgot on this forum they are all whiter than white.
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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby Mike Sales » 30 Dec 2019, 4:57pm

bikepacker wrote:Could suggest Peter Mandelson he seems to fit your request. But maybe I should not have mentioned a Labour politician as I forgot on this forum they are all whiter than white.


Has he been sacked for lying? Any others? Should be easy to find a few if the cap fits most if not all politicians.

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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby bikepacker » 30 Dec 2019, 5:18pm

You asked for one and got one. I am not going to continue with you pathetic drawing out of irrelevant details, I had enough of those tactics with a Marxist father.
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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby Oldjohnw » 30 Dec 2019, 5:19pm

I don't think most politicians are liars. Most at some time promote ideas which are absurd and will never work out. That is not the same as telling lies.

Johnson tells lies, repeatedly. He says things which are the opposite of what actually happened, such as claiming that Parliament voted down his Brexit deal. Many of his cabinet have done the same eg claiming that the Tories brought in the NHS, or the EU stopped us planting trees, or Labour brought in Beeching.
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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby merseymouth » 31 Dec 2019, 9:45am

Hi all, I don't know about a bet the Boris will be gone as PM by end of 2021, might happen?
But a far more certain fate would be that he is dead or worse if he does actually try to ride the gifted motor-cycle! Just think of the number of folk who hire a scooter or moped whilst on holiday and end up in the prang clinic! :roll:
Far too many folk think riding a powered two wheeler is child's play, many don't live to see the outcome!
Now this is not speaking against PTW's, as my second great love is of such machines, tricycles first of course, but ignorance is bliss for the ill educated.
Still many folk will be rooting for Boris's early demise? :mrgreen: IGICB MM

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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby pete75 » 31 Dec 2019, 12:52pm

bikepacker wrote:Having just won an election with a landslide victory I don't suppose for one minute he is bothered about your negative banter.


I doubt he is.
For the next five years Johnson and his Svengali Cummins are our masters and we've no choice in the matter.

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Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Postby Mike Sales » 31 Dec 2019, 1:00pm

bikepacker wrote:You asked for one and got one. I am not going to continue with you pathetic drawing out of irrelevant details, I had enough of those tactics with a Marxist father.


You asserted that all politicians are serial liars. I asked for some examples of other politicians sacked for lying. If your Marxist father floored you by asking for proof, I am happy with your attempted slur.