This is different from other politicians how?

George Osborne says Boris Johnson is a ‘contradiction’ who used Brexit to ‘get himself to the top’

Seriously, it’s in the definition of politician – using the issues of the day to advance a career.

46 thoughts on “This is different from other politicians how?”

  1. Just shows he’s a better politician than one G. Osborne who used Brexit to get himself to irrelevance.

  2. Piss on that crook Osborne. Treason as a lucrative part time job.

    Of much greater importance:

    A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to All–except the scum of the left and all their allies.

  3. Thats a little glib. Boris Johnson may have written numerous columns criticising the EU which is a main stream Conservative position with any bureaucracy, but , as is often forgotten, he also , from time to time admitted that we should not throw out the baby with the bathwater. As a mayoral candidate he twice suggested an amnesty for all illegal immigrants and frequently expressed his joy at the multicultural mix of London. I would say he was known for being socially Liberal if anything prior to perceiving it in his interests to back a movement dedicated to elevating ethnic purity above prosperity security and services.
    The Boris of “fuck business” fuck the CBI the City and the South East service economy is certainly a revelation as is his enthusiasm for high debt state meddling throwing money at lame ducks reverting to the disastrous Butskellsim of our post war decline.
    There have been leaders who have been ideology-light before; Disraeli is sometimes mentioned .but one did think that if had had any beliefs at all it was in the West .,The Transatlantic alliance and values of Civilisation expressed by everything that was Athens Rome , Christendom and Europe . For a classicist to play the part of the illiterate barbarian is another betrayal to put with the rest.
    The point of a cavalier ,a role he played is that it seems easy. A poem tossed away , a garden left naturally ,a style assumed without endeavour. But the cavalier is not just a liar , he is a above all things true – Johnson is not, he has turned out to be banal shallow and opportunist.
    It may be that the dead weight of moth eaten Marxism Corbyn carrier aroun was worse but I struggle to think of any politician who has sold out more people ideas and hopes than Boris Johnson and appears to believe in absolutely nothing .

  4. Osborne would be better served by a silence during which he could slip from the nation’s memory. Instead he reminds us of precisely what a toad he is and this bit:

    In the interview, Mr Osborne decried the “unpleasant” way in which he was treated by former prime minister Theresa May.

    is particularly rich from a man who wanted to see Theresa May chopped up and in his freezer.
    There are no contradictions in George Osborne: he is an out and out 100% rotter.

  5. Isn’t his dad a carpet salesman?

    Curtains, I thought. I’m sure he’s mortified that his son turned out to be a politician.

  6. RichardT is right. When a teenage Gideon wanted to rebel he had to wood-panel his bedroom…..

    (not really….)

  7. Violet Elizabeth Newmania, seeing as everything is so shit, according to you, have you ever considered running for office to put things right? No? Thought not, just another bullshitting blowhard.

    I’ve not noticed any major corporations emptying their desks and hopping on the next boat across the channel. Like Professor Potato’s predictions of the ever approaching recession, your predictions of economic oblivion carry as much weight. Never mind, I’m sure Ebenezer Scrooge will be along with Christmas cheer later today.

  8. Politician in doing what the voters want shocker!

    The last Poll came out on the 11th of December and it shows the same persistent majority for not leaving the EU that we have had for two years . With all the abuse fatigue and natural aversion to continuing to argue n when everyone has left the pub , this is quite remarkable and shows the depth of dismay around the country

  9. Loser thinks winners should behave as if losers won, part MLXVI

    It’s time to rethink the safety of British beef, because bovine spongiform europhilopathy has consumed the brains of a voluble minority of our countrymen.

    Who’d have thought, back in the 90’s, that Edwina Currie would turn out to be a far more serious and sensible person than John Major?

    Newmania, who I presume is an actual adult with a job and a car and everything, howls in Mad Euro Disease that, ACKSHUALLY:

    The last Poll came out on the 11th of December and it shows the same persistent majority for not leaving the EU that we have had for two years

    It’s a very silent majority then, given Leave won the last three national elections. 🙂

    Alas, like those marooned Japanese soldiers on remote Pacific islands, I fear our Continuity Remain chums will persist in believing the war is still being fought.

    We should probably nuke Putney and force Gideon, Swinson, Campbell, Jolyon, Hugh Grant, and the rest of the Twatocracy to board a warship to sign their unconditional surrender.

  10. It’s already Christmas here, i.e. after dark on Christmas eve, and I’m off out to spend the evening with booze and scantily dressed young ladies.

    May your Christmas be as enjoyable as I intend mine to be.

  11. Democrats think it wrong for Republicans to practice politics. The problem is, many Republicans agree.

    The Left is stunned when a conservative does something political. “I told you not to do that!”

    George W Bush was a prisoner in the White House. He never reacted to the Dems’ shenanigans. One of the things they hate about Trump is that he fights back. Effectively.

  12. Gamecock: Starting gun 3rd Feb. Then the internecine warfare starts for real and Trump (and us) can snigger and Twittertroll.

  13. “The last Poll came out on the 11th of December and it shows the same persistent majority for not leaving the EU that we have had for two years”

    Why are you still trusting pollsters? Remember how that YouGov MRP was the poll that got it right in 2017. Yeah, it didn’t in 2019. And most polls got 2017 wrong. They got the EU referendum wrong. They predicted a much closer win in the Scottish referendum. They got 2015 wrong.

    If there’s a healthy lead, like 2/3rds on a particular question, I think polls probably get it right, but they don’t have reliable methodology. It’s snake oil.

  14. …”a movement dedicated to elevating ethnic purity above prosperity security and services”

    Newmania, you are a fucking liar.

  15. Newmania, who I presume is an actual adult with a job and a car and everything, howls in Mad Euro Disease that, ACKSHUALLY:

    I was under the impression that Broadmoor had a working internet connection. Seems to explain Newmania / FacePainter quite accurately.

    Anyway, as per the apparently redeemed Ecksenezer Scrooge, “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all”.

  16. “Wallpaper isn’t it?”

    Osborne & Little, making some quite nice quality wallpapers, and more than just a “salesman” as I have visited their large factory to install accounting software, some years back.

  17. John Galt – Maybe he’s the secret identity of Hezeltine-haired permanently raging Remonger AC Grayling, an apparently distinguished philosopher who informs us that:

    “Brexit is an oligarch-financed populist-right project”

    Kind of makes you sympathise with the Athenians over the whole Socrates hemlock-challenge thing.

  18. Steve, thanks for ‘twatocracy’.

    If you don’t mind, I shall endeavour to use it, widely.

    A decent list of the current ton’s membership is to be found in Frisby’s updated 17 million fuck offs.

  19. Dennis, A Vast Reservior of Toxic Masculinity

    Newmania –

    I suggest you uncross your eyes and take a look at what is happening in Poland and Spain.

  20. “I struggle to think of any politician who has sold out more people ideas and hopes than Boris Johnson and appears to believe in absolutely nothing”

    Blair and Brown set a pretty high bar, I’d say Boris still has some way to go to be as bad as those 2

  21. To the point:

    Yeah, Osborne’s a failed politician, and one who should be deeply ashamed of his part in Project Fear. One doesn’t expect much from politicians, especially failed ones, but this sort of criticism seems especially lame. But then, one asks, what was the point of giving this oaf space in what used to be a real newspaper?

    Meanwhilst, as muttered hither and yon above, Merry Chrifmaf and Beft Wishes for the New Year to all and sundry!

  22. Facepainter–the operating code that runs your brain must have arrived as a Christmas Cracker motto.

    The MAJORITY of the UK –ie remainiacs–are upset about the GE result.

    A fucking shame then the morons didn’t vote in it then isn’t it?

    Washing their hair that Thursday were they?

    Never mind. Have the EU ring of stars tattoo’d around your arsehole and you will always have an authoritive EU source to quote from.

  23. The Boris of “fuck business” fuck the CBI the City and the South East service economy

    The “fuck business” comment was in response to the usual hyper-pro-EU bullshit coming from the CBI (which has very little to do with ‘business’ as most people understand the word). And quite right too. The rest is just your usual made-up and deluded nonsense.

  24. Bloke in Costa Rica

    What’s with this 55% voted to remain bullshit I keep seeing? 35% of the country voted for a piss-smelling Marxist tramp and his gang of Red Guards, so they’re obviously complete fucking retards and can be ignored. Wee Burney’s mob clearly have a screw loose thinking Scotland can survive outside the UK and can be ignored. The sandal-wearing Euro-fellaters were so unpopular that their leader lost her seat, so they can be ignored. There’s sundry leek-fondling weirdoes and a token Luddite in Brighton, and they can be ignored. All the Quislings lost their seats and can be ignored. So by my calculation 100% of the electorate voted Leave. Gideon can go fuck himself.

  25. Sorry, scrolled past the argument to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    As to Boris, I was a sceptic in the past but I think he may be the man we need right now. I don’t really care what he is really like inside (impossible to know) so long as he does generally right things. That’s the most you can expect from a politician. If that.

    Still don’t quite believe we actually got Brexit. About two months ago I was certain all was lost. I think strangely the people we have to thank are the odious Sturgeon and Blackford, who led Jo Swansong down the garden path to an election, playing on her conceit. Rather admirable Machiavellianism from the SNP.

    What a year, eh? What a decade, eh?

    Merry Christmas again, one and all!

  26. @Roué le jour
    “..and I’m off out to spend the evening with booze and scantily dressed young ladies.”

    Sensible country you’ve got there. This one, the big meal thing’s Xmas Eve so there’s considerable going on in the kitchen. On the other hand, the toilers could be generously be described as young & are scantily clad as a matter of routine, so I’m reluctantly opting for staying in.

    Feliz Navidad to one and all. Even Newmonia

  27. Still don’t quite believe we actually got Brexit. About two months ago I was certain all was lost

    The other side blinked, saw the future of continued paralysis in Parliament and that the country might turn seriously nasty on them, shat themselves and agreed to an election.

    Given how they had behaved in the previous two years, and were led by a bona fide moron whose brain stopped in 1973 (if it ever worked) and a woman who blew her campaign up with the “a tranny in every girl’s changing room” slogan, once the election was on it was all over.

    The continued resistance from the loonies in Remain Berchtesgaden is more amusing than a threat to Brexit. In fact the only threat now is if the Blairite Court, Sorry Supreme Court try anything funny. Hopefully they will and we can abolish it.

  28. @Gamecock December 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    One of the things Dems hate about Trump is that he fights back. Effectively

    +1 and BoJo needs to copy that instead of pandering to their demands with our money

    @BiCR

    Plus, the poison dwarf cites winning 45% of the vote as a mandate for Scotland to leave. Never mind most of the extra votes came from not-Corbyn Labour:
    SNP +8.1%
    Lab -8.5%

  29. Bloke in Costa Rica: “So by my calculation 100% of the electorate voted Leave.”

    And if you step outside in Costa Rica, you can build a Christmas Day snowman?

    Sorry, couldn’t resist! Have a Happy Christmas.

  30. @Tim W, Feliz Natal

    @Mr Ecks, Thank you

    The PC/SJW/Woke Left don’t celebrate Christmas — it’s racist, misogynist blahist; and people are happy & eat too much, pleasure verboten.

    .
    Merry Christmas to All and Happy Birthday Jesus Christ

  31. Tractor Gent
    December 24, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Gamecock: Starting gun 3rd Feb.

    ————–

    Sorry for being dense; what happens 3 Feb?

  32. “As to Boris, I was a sceptic in the past but I think he may be the man we need right now.”

    Little point to speculating about BoJo at this time. He has shown some goodness and some badness. Only time will tell. You and other commenters are expressing hope, not fact. I share your hope.

  33. “Sorry for being dense; what happens 3 Feb?”

    At a guess, UK exeunt EU night of Friday 31 Jan, markets open Monday.

  34. Gamecock
    December 24, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Democrats think it wrong for Republicans to practice politics. The problem is, many Republicans agree.

    ————————————–

    An example:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/25/lisa-murkowski-disturbed-by-total-coordination-vow-between-mcconnell-trump-on-impeachment/

    Republican President talks with Republican Senate Majority Leader. WTF wouldn’t they?

    Murkowski is a Republican (!). In name only, obviously.

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