Byeee Max! Have Fun!

If the day ever comes that Boris Johnson becomes tenant of Downing Street, I shall be among those packing my bags for a new life in Buenos Aires or suchlike, because it means that Britain has abandoned its last pretensions to be a serious country.

Damn good reason to vote for Boris, eh?

13 thoughts on “Byeee Max! Have Fun!”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    They say it but they never mean it, unfortunately.

    When was the last time someone did actually follow through? Back when the Italian trains were running on time?

  2. Max Hastings writes excellent military history, but his political judgement is often nothing more than pomposity with lots of words.

  3. I shall be among those packing my bags for a new life in Buenos Aires or suchlike…

    They’d welcome him there, after his helpfully telling them that their bombs were not primed properly during the Falklands War.

  4. …. a new life in Buenos Aires……

    …..a serious country……

    Of all the countries he could choose, he went for one whose leader is chosen because she is the wife of the former president, a government whose lies are so blatant, that the Economist does not publish their economic data, a nation that never fails to under perform, where foreign companies can be stolen at will, a land being denuded of its brightest and best as they escape to serious countries.

  5. Arabella Weir threatened to throw herself under a horse if Boris became Mayor the first time.

    Despite him winning a second term, I note that we are still not spared her ‘comedy.’

  6. BA is a nice enough place with a number of first class restaurants and a couple of half-decent football clubs, but you wouldn’t queue up to live there. As to Matthew L … It’s a growing trend, and not a particularly attractive one.

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    …. a new life in Buenos Aires……

    …..a serious country……

    Of all the countries he could choose, he went for one whose leader is chosen because she is the wife of the former president, a government whose lies are so blatant, that the Economist does not publish their economic data, a nation that never fails to under perform, where foreign companies can be stolen at will, a land being denuded of its brightest and best as they escape to serious countries.
    #


    I agree.

  8. sackcloth and ashes

    ‘They say it but they never mean it, unfortunately.

    When was the last time someone did actually follow through? Back when the Italian trains were running on time?’

    Jim Davidson promised to leave the UK if Labour got elected in 1997. Bastards never keep their word.

    Hastings is a loon.

  9. @ Serf and David and, to a lesser extent, Tim Newman
    Max Hastings is not as stupid as you seem to think. Argentina is his political equivalent of Outer Mongolia (for my generation) or Timbuktu (for the Victorians): the last place on Earth that he might go to because he is too old to opt for a space-rocket to Mars or Luna Base.
    Hyperbole? Or the lack of a sword to fall on?

  10. “Still, he makes a fair point about Boris”

    Hastings is too up himself to consider that most of the complaints he makes about Boris’ character could be raised against some of the greatest politicans of the century- and in particular Churchill and Bubba Clinton. Inexcusable in a historian.

    Boris may or may not be good idea for PM (I suspect not), but being an ambitious and charasmatic shit with the ability to avoid detail, is pretty much the job spec.

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