7 July 2022

Clown

 

I realise that visitors who reside in other lands may not realise that Great Britain is in the middle of a political crisis. Professed loyalty to PM Johnson has been draining away like dirty water down a plughole.

Apparently, he is unable to see that the writing is on the wall for him but this evening he hangs on to power by his fingernails. Like a toddler refusing to give up a toy. It makes no sense. Soon he will be history. More than forty members of his Conservative government resigned yesterday.

Johnson's number one problem is his character. He is a chancer, a charlatan and a proven liar. I don't believe that he has ever really cared for the British people. For him, being PM has merely been a glorified ego trip - what he dreamt of when he was child. It's all about him - BoJo The Clown. He has wallowed in the limelight and relished the attention.

His popularity amongst the public has plunged like a space module returning to Earth. It would be funny if it were not so tragic.  It was this clown who swung the balance and brought Great Britain out of The European Union. Without his interventions we would still be in the European fold - not  floundering outside it counting the economic damage that Brexit continues to cause. Have there been any benefits? Most of us cannot see them.

It makes me sad and mad that millions of my fellow citizens voted Johnson into power in December 2019. They were fooled by him. Why could they not see then that he lacked integrity and the only human he genuinely cared for was himself? It was all hollow words and false promises and that will be his legacy.

I made this cartoon of him in December 2019... Bojo the Clown and so it came to pass...

39 comments:

  1. The cartoon is good. We are well aware here of what is going on in the 'homeland'. I could understand his popularity as Mayor but he was never appropriate for serious politics. The lies have been extraordinary, and that he has seemed to get away with them. The buffoon will soon be gone but the damage he has done to politics and responsible government is incalculable.

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    1. I think his popularity as Mayor of London was greatly exaggerated and mostly by him. He wasted a lot of money.

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  2. Meanwhile, his American brother, DT, is about to announce another run for president and guess what? Many Americans would vote for him. Our main hope is that he will be convicted of at least some of his crimes before the election.

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    1. DT running as president again? It seems like something out of a disturbing fantasy novel.

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  3. With the system you have , one would think that prime ministers would have to march to a higher toon. It seems like it's very easy to get rid of prime ministers.

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    1. Just now I have heard that he will submit later today.

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  4. I knew there was something happening but I still haven't found out exactly what.
    My dad commented to me that the people resigning were abandoning the people. I'm not sure, was it maybe necessary to provoke a crisis?

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    1. Johnson is unfit to be leader and the crisis had to be provoked.

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  5. From what I gather, he was very popular as Mayor of London, and apparently did that job well - not that I ever really looked into what he was doing, but that's my impression.

    As for the political crisis your country is suffering, it is very much on our news here, too. Although the UK is not part of the EU any longer, at least here in Germany we are still following your main news closely.

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    1. His popularity as Mayor of London was greatly exaggerated. At great expense he bought second hand water cannons from France, planning to use them on political demonstrators in London but they have never been used.

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  6. Bojo the world's superman against most of his own government. A fantasy world created by himself, and apparently he still has the mandate of the people. Not from what I have read is the answer, the last ball he throws into court - lets chuck it out!

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    1. He did not play the game by the rules so he has been sent off. He has let our country down.

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  7. To comment on events risks being overtaken before pressing Publish, but, for goodness' sake, this is supposed to be a Government running a country!
    We were wondering what he's like in his private life. Does he lie to his friends and family with whatever with thinks he can get away with? Does anyone actually like him?

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    1. I think his Jack Russell likes him but then again I am not sure about that.

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  8. If you read the lyrics of the song Send in the Clowns it seems quite relevant. I reckon he'll hang on like one of those whack-a-mole games until he finally cannot get up anymore. The more worrying trouble is that there isn't really a decent replacement anywhere in the House even if he goes. I am a Liberal at heart but I keep forgetting who the Liberal leader is as they are a bunch of ghosts at the moment. Starmer is all captain hindsight and hasn't really got any policies of his own to push forward. We are certainly in a sorry state at the moment and have so many big issues to settle. It is all very concerning. I don't trust any of them any more.

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    1. You are right. It is all very concerning. At least Mr Starmer has integrity and decency - qualities sadly lacking in BoJo. It is a mess.

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  9. I heard about this earlier today when "no-one" texted me. She said 44 ministers have resigned. Once Boris is gone is it possible for England to get back into the EU?

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    1. Many of us want that but perhaps the unravelling has gone too far River. The pain left behind will be Johnson's eternal legacy.

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    2. Bridges should be mended not burned. I shall begin hoping.

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    3. Even our Labour leader - Keir Starmer thinks we have come too far now. I think he is making a mistake.

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  10. The Americans voted in trump, nuff said.

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  11. This:
    "Johnson's number one problem is his character. He is a chancer, a charlatan and a proven liar. I don't believe that he has ever really cared for the British people. For him, being PM has merely been a glorified ego trip - what he dreamt of when he was child."
    ... could be said, and has been said, about Thing 45 on this side of the pond.

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    1. Johnson was also born in New York. They could be related.

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    2. Same sperm donor?

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    3. Do silverback gorillas willingly donate sperm?

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    4. Silverback gorillas are too smart for that.

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  12. He might have resigned this morning, but he hasn't actually stepped down yet, has he. Goodness knows what other mayhem he'll cause whilst he's still holding the reigns, and how many more lies he'll tell. With world events as they are, more than ever Britain needs a strong leader, and I wonder if there is anyone who can take on the job successfully.

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    1. I wouldn't trust him to go up to a bar to buy me a drink and return with the correct drink and the right amount of change. He should go immediately.

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  13. It is hard to look at some people and take them seriously and I have always felt that way about your BoJo and our DT! Why anyone would be their trust in either of them always has baffled me. Wishing better days to you in the UK! I am hoping our clown will be finished soon too!

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    1. Our clown looked more like a clown than your clown.

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  14. The Tories all voted for him to be leader. So they are to blame. Back to coalition governments again probably?

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    1. A coalition of Labour, Liberal and SNP may be what is waiting for us before too long.

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  15. I don't know what's going on in the world or in people's minds but there has to be something causing so many to vote for these charlatan/crooks/dishonest politicians. Is it a need for "security" and easy answers, even if they are blatantly false? I am despondent about all of it.

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    1. "Despondent" is the right word Margaret. Voters seem to want superficial cartoon characters who have no depth and in the end no dignity.

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  16. I thought I’d feel happy today
    I just feel very sad

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    1. I would be even more happy if he was not going to act as PM for a few more weeks. That seems crazy to me.

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  17. He is on the front page of our newspaper today having resigned at last.

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    1. It was a very reluctant resignation. No grace. No style. No sincerity.

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