I don’t think this is really true you know

Boris Johnson is an ‘idiot’, says Israeli embassy official caught on camera
‘He is an idiot, but so far he has become the Minister of Foreign Affairs without any kind of responsibilities,’ says Shai Masot in the undercover footage

Boris certainly plays the fool and he can be foolish and possibly he even is a fool.

But he’s most certainly not stupid nor an idiot.

19 comments on “I don’t think this is really true you know

  1. This is what Americans call burying the lede. Whether Boris is a moron or not is really irrelevant to this story. The point is that someone in the Conservative Party conspired with a foreign diplomat to distort the political process in the UK.

    That is what this story is about. Expulsions should follow from either the party or the country or both.

  2. “Mr Masot also asked Ms Strizzolo if he could “give [her] some MPs that I would suggest you would take down,” and went on to specify Sir Alan, the Conservative MP who serves under Mr Johnson.”

    Israel literally requesting that that British MP’s are , presumably, removed from office because they don’t grovel sufficiently? Where’s the outrage over this real, rather than Putin’s imaginary, foreign interference in our politics?

  3. Simpler explanation: he’s an idiot. And remember David Cameron was the sensible one in the public school twit squad that the working class Tories ( in love with rising house prices) thought would bring stable government (continuously rising house prices) .Mr Sensible is now hiding in a ditch in Witney having made the biggest fool of himself possible in politics. And then we narrowly avoided Andrea Leadsom as (unelected) Prime Minister.
    Getting pompous: we deserve better than this. The working class may have thought they could get rich from house price inflation , but even this dishonest policy could have been managed better by the embarrassing Tory buffoons. (Major UK policy is being decided by UKIP who have one MP !!)

  4. Major UK policy is being decided by UKIP who have one MP !!

    You’re sadly letting yourself down with this.

    You generally plough your own furrow of demented looniness which makes you a slightly endearing resident of socialist Bedlam but this is terribly hackneyed and mainstream.

  5. Reedie–Your just deserts –never mind what “we deserve” –would be what your socialist pals have given millions of others–a premature demise.

    I also note your use of the phrase “the working class”. Showing that you–like most of todays middle class Marxist scum –regard yourself as a cut above the wretched oiks that your Dear Bearded Shitstreak of a founder ( Karl) was SO fond of.So he said.

    How times change.

  6. I agree with Ecks that Boris is crafty and self-serving and I agree with Tim that he deliberately plays the fool. It allows him to bluster his way out of answering difficult questions by turning everything into a joke. There will be much less tolerance for this behaviour now that he’s in government.

    Since he has now got some real responsibility, the question is whether he is willing and able to absorb the detail of policy issues and to be serious when necessary. If he tries to wing it and bluster his way out of trouble then he will become a political liability and a hazard to the successful completion of the Brexit process.

    Ambitious politicians need to think ahead to what will be required from them if they do ever achieve their ambitions. They must understand how the Prime Minister or a cabinet minister needs to behave in order to succeed and to be taken seriously by the electorate and other governments. They need to cultivate the right habits and the right image well in advance because there won’t be time to learn on the job. Boris Johnson has spent his career doing the opposite.

  7. Israeli embassy official (a typical guy), dining in a restaurant, on his second bottle, shoots mouth off to impress bird other side of the table. The bird (civil servant) leaks his ill-advised bullshit; both lose their jobs (believe she’s had to resign).

  8. Boris’ performances during the televised referendum debates should be required viewing for anybody seriously believing him to be an idiot.

    Not that he is concerned; his lifetime.affectations have served him quite well so far.

  9. @Ironman, January 8, 2017 at 7:43 pm
    Boris’ performances during the televised referendum debates should be required viewing for anybody seriously believing him to be an idiot.

    Not that he is concerned; his lifetime.affectations have served him quite well so far.

    +1

    Boris is not only intelligent; he can also absorb information, analyse it and reach a coherent/sensible solution/answer rapidly.

  10. One of the few civil servants I respected worked with Boris in the run up to the Olympics, he thought Boris was bone idle and never read his briefs and was only in it for Boris.

  11. One of the few civil servants I respected worked with Boris in the run up to the Olympics, he thought Boris was bone idle and never read his briefs and was only in it for Boris.

    To be fair, I’d be exactly like that too if I worked on the Olympics. After all, that’s what everyone else was doing.

  12. “One of the few civil servants I respected worked with Boris in the run up to the Olympics, he thought Boris was bone idle and never read his briefs and was only in it for Boris.”

    Maybe his briefs were just not very good?

  13. In the run-up to the Olympics, wasn’t Boris “Mayor of London” (as distinct from Lord Mayor of the City of London), not a government minister aided by civil servants?
    Lazy? Well he certainly gives that impression. Bone idle? Pull the other one it has bells on.

  14. @ Wrinkly
    I might – if he was bored with it, but I certainly should not buy one (not even a used newt) from Ken Livingstone.

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