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Boris, Buffoon or Backstabber Or Both?
October 1, 2017
Boris Johnson is an erudite man, a gifted writer, a talented historian and an eloquent if sometimes rambling orator in my opinion. Like many others I found him a very likeable, slightly buffoonish man who was good to have around provided he wasn't over promoted. Of course he has since been over promoted. His rise to power is partly an appeasement to hard liner Brexiteers and the populist vote and partly due to the "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" analogy. Johnson also gained sympathy from the backstabbing visited upon him by Gove, albeit Johnson himself was about to stab Mrs May in the back. Now he is the leading protagonist of the Tory Cabinet discord, he is clearly trying to unsettle the PM and usurp her. I'm not sure he doesn't WANT her to sack him so he can begin an insurrection to garnish sympathy and enough support to call a vote of no confidence in her, thus sparking a change of leadership. Such a move would likely see a change of Government; a point I wonder if Boris has considered. Perhaps he has and that is the only thing stopping him from directly challenging her?? But, his recent 4000 word diatribe about how he thinks the PM should handle Brexit and other major issues, a media article containing non too subtle criticisms of the way things are going, was not cleared by Number 10 and not seen by the PM before publication, a clear two fingered gesture to her leadership. Johnson is in danger of becoming the single biggest danger to Brexit in my opinion. Yes he is the most strident Cabinet supporter of Brexit. Yes he says all the right things that the electorate want to hear apropos not allowing ourselves to be scammed by ludicrous exit fees etc but in doing so he has an ulterior motive. I believe it's all part and parcel of his longer term plan to gain the party leadership role. Sadly his non too subtle sniping at the PM could well invoke the opposite effect to what he claims to be trying to achieve. If May goes there might well be an election, if that happens Corbyn will probably gain power. Can anyone, I mean anyone, convince me if that happens we would still leave the EU completely?? The majority of the electorate forget Boris is an erstwhile staunch Europhile and supporter of the EU, his conversion to Brexit Champion came late in the day and only after he, rather cleverly, correctly gauged the mood of the electorate and the likely outcome of the referendum. I am now convinced he is simply not to be trusted and he presents potentially more danger to us than Corbyn. How sad is that??
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