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Where's Boris ? 18:42 - Sep 18 with 1266 viewsHARRY10

As the rats desert from the sinking sht, their excuses make for fun reading

None more so than this odious little turd - Toby Young


A friend emailed me earlier this week in despair about the Prime Minister. ‘Boris reminds me of a hereditary king — Edward II or Henry VI — who is so staggeringly incompetent that he must be removed before doing too much damage,’ he wrote. ‘I felt the same way about May but Boris is worse.’

He is not the only person feeling like this. It pains me to say it, but I too have given up on Boris. The final straw was hearing him talk about his plans to create an army of ‘Covid marshals’ last week — Britain’s very own, curtain-twitching version of the Stasi.

What on earth happened to the freedom-loving, twinkly-eyed, Rabelaisian character I voted for? Oliver Hardy has left the stage, replaced by Oliver Cromwell. His government has even said it wants to lower the speed limit on motorways to 60 mph. Didn’t Boris once say that voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts and increase your chances of owning a BMW M3? Where did that guy go?

Some people think it’s all to do with his bout of coronavirus. As one person put it to me, surviving a near-death experience can affect people in one of two ways. Either you become more devil-may-care, thinking it could all end at any moment so why not live life to the full; or you become super-cautious, having been left feeling vulnerable by your brush with mortality. According to that armchair psychologist, Boris has gone through door number two. A less generous theory is that the disease actually damaged his brain in some way — and there is some evidence that cognitive decline can lower your appetite for risk. Whether the damage was psychological or physiological, the implication is clear: he’s no longer fit to be prime minister and should step down as soon as he’s got Brexit done.

This explanation is attractive to former Boris enthusiasts like me because it lets us off the hook. It’s not that we overestimated him; rather that he’s changed in a way we couldn’t have anticipated. But the difficulty with those theories is that his mishandling of the crisis predates his battle with Covid-19.

Few would dispute that he failed to give the pandemic the attention he should have done in January and February, time he could have spent devising an effective containment strategy. Come March, he was just buffeted by events, one minute saying we should ‘take it on the chin’, the next imposing a full lockdown. His lack of engagement with the detail, both before and after his spell in intensive care, means the government’s response has been led by others around the cabinet table, like Matt Hancock, who seem to be wholly captured by a small coterie of scientific advisors who decided early on that Sars-CoV-2 was ‘the big one’ and have been unwilling to abandon that hypothesis in the light of all the evidence to the contrary.

Boris’s supporters cannot claim they were unaware of this risk. His inability to focus on anything for very long was constantly flagged up by those who’d worked closely with him, most recently at the Foreign Office. My response when this was put to me by his detractors was that he had been preparing for the role of prime minister all his life, had a heroic conception of himself as a world-historical individual and wanted to be installed in the pantheon of immortals as one of Britain’s greats. So even if it was only for vainglorious reasons, he would apply himself in No. 10 in a way he never had before. Hal would become Henry V, not Henry VI.

Unfortunately, Boris’s critics have been proved correct. Funnily enough, one of the most prominent, Michael Gove, is now de facto deputy prime minister. Four years ago, when justifying his decision to knife Boris in the Tory leadership contest, Gove said it was because, having seen him operate up close, he’d concluded he lacked the character for the top job. Not lazy exactly, but not serious enough. At the time I took this with a pinch of salt, thinking Gove was exaggerating to make it sound as if he was motivated by public-spiritedness rather than personal ambition. Now I think he was right.

Hope followed by disappointment is a familiar story in politics, a cycle as old as history itself. I should have been better prepared. In future, I will not be so naive.


Toby Young is associate editor of The Spectator.
Written byToby Young

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Where's Boris ? on 18:46 - Sep 18 with 1243 viewsEastTownBlue

I can’t be arsed to read what Toby Young thinks.

This evening Johnson has said that second wave was “inevitable”. Why then is Dido Harding surprised at the increased demand of testing during September ?
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Where's Boris ? on 18:52 - Sep 18 with 1203 viewsKeno

He was in Oxford today

Hope that helps?

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Where's Boris ? on 19:01 - Sep 18 with 1178 viewsHARRY10

Where's Boris ? on 18:46 - Sep 18 by EastTownBlue

I can’t be arsed to read what Toby Young thinks.

This evening Johnson has said that second wave was “inevitable”. Why then is Dido Harding surprised at the increased demand of testing during September ?


Then this bit should suffice, ETB

"Unfortunately, Boris’s critics have been proved correct."

A bit fcking late now you poisonous little dwarf

What next ?

I was 'only obeying orders'

Meanwhile the shambles, Young and his fellow bigots, inflicted upon us all continues to wreaking havoc in the manner of a bull in a china shop with a red-hot poker shoved up its jacksie.
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Where's Boris ? on 19:13 - Sep 18 with 1172 viewsBlueBadger

Where's Boris ? on 18:46 - Sep 18 by EastTownBlue

I can’t be arsed to read what Toby Young thinks.

This evening Johnson has said that second wave was “inevitable”. Why then is Dido Harding surprised at the increased demand of testing during September ?


Because they are irredeemable, incompetent, sociopathic c*nts with no interests beyond feathering the nests of themselves and their mates.
[Post edited 18 Sep 19:40]

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Where's Boris ? on 19:32 - Sep 18 with 1131 viewsBlueBadger

Where's Boris ? on 19:01 - Sep 18 by HARRY10

Then this bit should suffice, ETB

"Unfortunately, Boris’s critics have been proved correct."

A bit fcking late now you poisonous little dwarf

What next ?

I was 'only obeying orders'

Meanwhile the shambles, Young and his fellow bigots, inflicted upon us all continues to wreaking havoc in the manner of a bull in a china shop with a red-hot poker shoved up its jacksie.


This reminds of all those c*nts who were happy to work for Trump, now stabbing him n the back for a few dollars.

Where were your principles, when he was paying you to indulge his bigotry, you c*nts?

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Where's Boris ? on 20:00 - Sep 18 with 1078 viewsRocky

Where's Boris ? on 19:32 - Sep 18 by BlueBadger

This reminds of all those c*nts who were happy to work for Trump, now stabbing him n the back for a few dollars.

Where were your principles, when he was paying you to indulge his bigotry, you c*nts?


Steady on, old mucker.
Tho' I have upvoted you.
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Where's Boris ? on 20:02 - Sep 18 with 1077 viewsBlueBadger

Where's Boris ? on 20:00 - Sep 18 by Rocky

Steady on, old mucker.
Tho' I have upvoted you.


I should have called them 'c*ts' some more?

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Where's Boris ? on 20:09 - Sep 18 with 1074 viewsSwansea_Blue

Where's Boris ? on 18:46 - Sep 18 by EastTownBlue

I can’t be arsed to read what Toby Young thinks.

This evening Johnson has said that second wave was “inevitable”. Why then is Dido Harding surprised at the increased demand of testing during September ?


I got as far as Stasi, just to confirm he’s still a bellend, then left it there. People like Toby Young do explain the weirdos you get popping up though - he’s spouting the arguments and phrases you see repeated online on forums, social media and comments sections by the easily impressionable.

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Where's Boris ? on 20:58 - Sep 18 with 989 viewsEastTownBlue

Where's Boris ? on 19:01 - Sep 18 by HARRY10

Then this bit should suffice, ETB

"Unfortunately, Boris’s critics have been proved correct."

A bit fcking late now you poisonous little dwarf

What next ?

I was 'only obeying orders'

Meanwhile the shambles, Young and his fellow bigots, inflicted upon us all continues to wreaking havoc in the manner of a bull in a china shop with a red-hot poker shoved up its jacksie.


The man desperate to be prime minister without the responsibilties.
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Where's Boris ? on 21:14 - Sep 18 with 956 viewsHARRY10

Where's Boris ? on 19:01 - Sep 18 by HARRY10

Then this bit should suffice, ETB

"Unfortunately, Boris’s critics have been proved correct."

A bit fcking late now you poisonous little dwarf

What next ?

I was 'only obeying orders'

Meanwhile the shambles, Young and his fellow bigots, inflicted upon us all continues to wreaking havoc in the manner of a bull in a china shop with a red-hot poker shoved up its jacksie.


I did intend that the front cover of the Spectator should accompany the diatribe (diarrhoea) - and posted the article, as some may not know how to get behind a paywall

Because it is c***s (to borrow a word) like Young who have repeatedly spewed out bilious shytte over a long period of time that allowed this clueless buffoon to be let loose on the country.

And for who might wonder just how far up Johnsons lower colon Young has been, then watch this (best have sick bucket handy)

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Where's Boris ? on 21:59 - Sep 18 with 923 viewsstewartsleftfoot

Dear oh dear - more 6th firm politics - grow up - this is a football forum
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Where's Boris ? on 22:01 - Sep 18 with 917 viewsDubtractor

Even the Times has finally worked it out.


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Where's Boris ? on 23:29 - Sep 18 with 824 viewsitfcjoe

My response when this was put to me by his detractors was that he had been preparing for the role of prime minister all his life, had a heroic conception of himself as a world-historical individual and wanted to be installed in the pantheon of immortals as one of Britain’s greats. So even if it was only for vainglorious reasons, he would apply himself in No. 10

This is the equivalent of giving a troubled teen footballer a big contract and expecting them to become a model pro

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Where's Boris ? on 23:36 - Sep 18 with 814 viewsNthsuffolkblue

"he’s no longer fit to be prime minister and should step down as soon as he’s got Brexit done."

Would that be the getting it done that was done when we officially left, the getting it done when the transition deal is over, the getting it done when we have some sort of trade agreement with the EU, the getting it done when we have once again achieved peace in Northern Ireland or the version when we have finally given up on being hammered in EU trade deals again and again and again?

The ignorance or arrogance of Spectator journalism that should know better to continue to spout the simplistic catchphrase is disgusting.

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Where's Boris ? on 23:38 - Sep 18 with 804 viewsNthsuffolkblue

Where's Boris ? on 21:59 - Sep 18 by stewartsleftfoot

Dear oh dear - more 6th firm politics - grow up - this is a football forum


Not often I hear the Spectator compared to sixth form politics.

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Where's Boris ? on 23:41 - Sep 18 with 797 viewsNthsuffolkblue

Where's Boris ? on 21:59 - Sep 18 by stewartsleftfoot

Dear oh dear - more 6th firm politics - grow up - this is a football forum


Since you have chosen to comment on a political thread on the football forum, are you happy with the job Boris is doing? Are you happy to see those who supported him and should have clearly seen what was coming to now turn on him?

There is an option to see football only posts if you prefer not to comment.

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Where's Boris ? on 00:04 - Sep 19 with 774 viewsBlueBadger

Where's Boris ? on 19:13 - Sep 18 by BlueBadger

Because they are irredeemable, incompetent, sociopathic c*nts with no interests beyond feathering the nests of themselves and their mates.
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Slow handclap for Gazzer1999 for supporting irredeemable, incompetent, sociopathic c*nts with no interests beyond feathering the nests of themselves and their mates here. Hope their boots taste nice fella.

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Where's Boris ? on 00:04 - Sep 19 with 770 viewsClapham_Junction

Where's Boris ? on 19:13 - Sep 18 by BlueBadger

Because they are irredeemable, incompetent, sociopathic c*nts with no interests beyond feathering the nests of themselves and their mates.
[Post edited 18 Sep 19:40]


People who write for the Spectator or the government?
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Where's Boris ? on 00:06 - Sep 19 with 772 viewsBlueBadger

Where's Boris ? on 21:59 - Sep 18 by stewartsleftfoot

Dear oh dear - more 6th firm politics - grow up - this is a football forum


6th form politics would be an upgrade on a 'satirical' comment that only Gazzer1999 thinks is edgy.

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Where's Boris ? on 00:07 - Sep 19 with 767 viewsBlueBadger

Where's Boris ? on 23:38 - Sep 18 by Nthsuffolkblue

Not often I hear the Spectator compared to sixth form politics.


In all fairness, the Spectator generally compares unfavourably to sixth form politics.

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Where's Boris ? on 10:08 - Sep 19 with 637 viewstractordownsouth

"Didn’t Boris once say that voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts"

At least Toby Young is talking about the breasts of women who are actually over the age of consent these days


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Where's Boris ? on 23:29 - Sep 18 by itfcjoe

My response when this was put to me by his detractors was that he had been preparing for the role of prime minister all his life, had a heroic conception of himself as a world-historical individual and wanted to be installed in the pantheon of immortals as one of Britain’s greats. So even if it was only for vainglorious reasons, he would apply himself in No. 10

This is the equivalent of giving a troubled teen footballer a big contract and expecting them to become a model pro


Yep - it's the same logic that reluctant Trump voters gave, that'd he'd be more presidential once he took office. That's turned out brilliantly as well.

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Where's Boris ? on 10:41 - Sep 19 with 578 viewsBlueBadger

Where's Boris ? on 00:04 - Sep 19 by Clapham_Junction

People who write for the Spectator or the government?


Yes.

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Where's Boris ? on 14:17 - Sep 20 with 432 viewssolomon

Where's Boris ? on 19:32 - Sep 18 by BlueBadger

This reminds of all those c*nts who were happy to work for Trump, now stabbing him n the back for a few dollars.

Where were your principles, when he was paying you to indulge his bigotry, you c*nts?


Much the same could be said for Harvey Weinstein.
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