Tee hee

Mr Johnson’s comments came during a visit to India, when he was asked about a reported comment from one of Mr Hollande’s aides, who said Britain should not expect a better trading relationship with Europe from outside the EU.

The Foreign Secretary responded: “If Monsieur Hollande wants to administer punishment beatings to anyone who chooses to escape, rather in the manner of some World War Two movie, then I don’t think that’s the way forward.

“It’s not in the interests of our friends or our partners.”

The joy of such comments is that they annoy all the right people. Spudmonster, for example, has apologised to the French on behalf of us all.

16 thoughts on “Tee hee”

  1. I suspect that wicked old Vichyist Mitterrand would’ve had the nerve to retort that, yes, punishment will indeed be meted out to those attempting escape. Without apology he would then have prayed in-aid the overriding needs of the state. Ah, good times.

  2. “When the Muslims take over you’ll look up and cry save us! And we’ll look down and whisper ‘No.'”

  3. On the matter of ludicrous comments on that blog, I see the insufferable fascist Howard Reed is questioning the legitimacy of every UK government ever, except the recent coalition.

  4. If the UK was ever invaded by a foreign force Spud would be first in line to offer his assistance to the invaders.

  5. Surely Boris chooses these light-hearted comparisons deliberately, knowing that various Remainer idiots are consequently going to make fools of themselves?

  6. The message is how important government is.

    People trade with people. All this government shit just gets in the way.

  7. People trade with people. All this government shit just gets in the way.

    Which came first? People freely trading with each other or government?

    People have been trading with each other before the founding of the first cities, indeed the purpose of cities was, by and large to support trading.

    Governments have been around for a long time and only really started interfering with trade in the 16th Century, largely because they needed to fund bigger armies, but also because they wanted to get hold of monopolised commodities (such as spices), before their enemies did.

    Government interference in trade has seldom been positive for the traders (except where rent seekers have managed to obtain monopoly control) and certainly not for the consumers.

    As with pretty much everything, the less the government is involved, the better.

  8. Is that all he said?

    I was so deafened by the wailing and shrieking from the Lefty media that I never actually bothered to look it up – I actually began to think he must have said something genuinely offensive. Silly me.

    Glad that’s cleared up, then.

  9. I guess it is a matter of personal taste, but when it comes to offending foreigners, no one is in Clarkson’s league

  10. Bloke in Costa Rica

    I can just picture Spud as some Vichyite fonctionnaire sitting in a town hall somewhere in Aveyron, gleefully collaborating with the occupation government a few hundred miles north.

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