The winner will be selected by paid up members of The Conservative Party - often known as The Tories. There are less than 200,000 of them scattered around the country but mostly in England's rich underbelly - the "Home Counties" that surround London.
Presently, Johnson is seeing out his days in Number Ten and rather bizarrely still acting as our PM until his successor takes over.
Every Wednesday when parliament is in session, Prime Minister's Questions take place around midday. I often watch it live on television and frequently observed Johnson's incredible ability to avoid answering questions. You could ask that guy what he had for breakfast and he would answer by referring to his imagined achievements as this country's political leader.
At his penultimate prime minister's questions he stated that he would be leaving office with his "head held high" and at his last Wednesday PMQ's he said that his "Mission was almost accomplished". Quite flabbergasting.
No contrition whatsoever. No humility. No admitting that he took a number of wrong steps, including allowing a party culture to develop at 10 Downing Street during COVID lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. The arrogance of the fellow is quite breathtaking but then again I very much doubt that Johnson has ever said "sorry" for anything and meant it throughout his life. He is inebriated by the maniacal notion that he is somehow special and can do no wrong.
There is even talk of the pompous oaf returning to office at some later stage when enough political water has passed under the bridge. It's a little like the talk of Trump returning to The White House. You could not make this stuff up. Meanwhile we wait to see which weakling will replace Johnson - Sunak or Truss. It is a grim and uninspirational choice.
Always considering the notion that governments lose office rather than oppositions winning office. The Labour Party has little to do but keep its nose clean and wait.ReplyDelete
The rise of the Scottish Nationalists means that Labour has lost a significant number of its traditional seats up there and it would be extremely difficult to even win half of them back. Sadly, I think what we are looking at in the future is a coalition government led by Labour.Delete
You've got a very black view of things. Who wouldn't be disgusted with these clowns?ReplyDelete
I would rather have The Micro Manager as Prime Minister.Delete
Our Canadian Prime Minister is equally fluent in blather. He reads the same stock answer, stating how accomplished his party is, irregardless of the question.ReplyDelete
I always chuckle about the name "Justin" but I won't explain why as I am a gentleman.Delete
The ability to avoid directly answering questions is probably a requirement for anyone who wishes to take up a job in politics. There must be trainings for them, just like there are for speaking in public, writing speeches (if they can be bothered to do that themselves) and wrestling for the best position in front of a camera.ReplyDelete
Sadly, it is not only BJ himself who believes he is special and can do no wrong; way too many others believe it, too.
So Senator Riley, what did you witness on holiday in Yorkshire?Delete
"Before I come to that I would just like to say how wonderful my party is. We have done so much to improve the lot of the people of Baden-Württemberg that it is clear our salaries should be increased with immediate effect."
I'm guessing he has no idea there is even wrong to be done, let alone that he has done it. I'm sure he and Trump are from the same gene pool, they are far too similar for me to believe otherwise.ReplyDelete
Both were born in New York. My theory is that Johnson is Trump's love child. He is eighteen years older so that is possible.Delete
Johnson is spending his last few days in office rigging the House of Lords.ReplyDelete
Is he trying to honour yet more Russians? The ****ing prick!Delete
Politically we are in the s*** just at a time when on the world scene we are not far from a third world war. Like you, I cannot see much to recommend either Truss or Sunak and on the world stage, I cannot see either coping. If China v USA deteriorates and China plus Russia take on the world, God help us. Personally I cannot see Labour getting anywhere. What are their policies (Captain Hindsight is a lovely man but not a Labour leader and always says what he WOULD have done and never what he WILL do). And where are the Liberals when you need them? (in fact WHO are the Liberals?) As I say, politically we are in the s***.ReplyDelete
Are the missing letters h, i and t by any chance? I think Keir Starmer has been skilfully smeared by Tory media and that includes Johnson. No matter who Labour put up as leader that Tory machine would besmirch them. On that point what the hell has happened to the alleged anti-semitism in The Labour Party? It appears to have magically evaporated away! That is because it was all much ado about nothing with support for Palestine being wrongly labelled anti-semitism.Delete
Sounds like what we Americans would call “par for the course.”ReplyDelete
Politics is just like golf. They all end up threshing about in the bunker.Delete
How did we get here?ReplyDelete
It's called progress!!!Delete
He plays the Thing 45 card very well: never admit you were wrong or failed. Never.ReplyDelete
He is a sociopath, they're everywhere and politics seems like a popular line of work for them. They lie without remorse. Fuckers. Or as the english would say, wankers!ReplyDelete
The coarse English might say that but refined English gentlemen like me say, "Jolly bad show old bean!"Delete
Librarian, yet again, has voiced my thoughts, and with Addy's opinion matching my own, I won't waste words.ReplyDelete
One serious question of national importance that must be addressed - will BJ and Carrie be taking all that dreadful wallpaper and furniture with them! Oh, and re-imbursing the nation?
I am sure that the hideous wallpaper and tasteless furniture will suit Liz Truss perfectly.Delete
Oh dear, that doesn't bode well for the future of the country, does it?Delete
Both Johnson and Trump seem to have a problem with their hair. I wonder if perhaps it's because the roots are seeking purchase in all that empty space.ReplyDelete
Ms.Moon asks how did we get here, the answer is we voted them into public office because of limited choice. What we need is a different system of voting. There is a funny meme going round, I will grab it and put it on my blog. But also maybe we joke too much about the poverty of intellect in our leaders and we should address the problem seriously ;)ReplyDelete
Sad but reassured to read above comments re the state of the nation. I feel little hope for the future here. Sadly not young enough, fit enough or rich enough to get out. One of those would do it! Stitched up by Brexit, the corrupt tax avoiders and the media.ReplyDelete
No wonder the nation is getting collectively more angry and volatile.
Oh, hi to Yorkshire Pudding, I'm enjoying your blog, thank you. Jan B.