Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by hash tag, Nov 7, 2017.
Sign the Petition
Is this the first petition against Johnson, the first in support of Nazanin?
Can't help feeling there have been previous petitions asking the government to do more to support her.
still not gone then
Sad, so very sad...he wriggles of the hook, again. The biggest winner from Priti Patel’s downfall is Boris Johnson | Jonathan Freedland
Not sure that Jonathan Freedland's analysis is worth the paper it's written on tbh. When was he last right about anything? We can safely assume Johnson is toast...
How? He's offered to have a journalist beaten, mocked the Libyan dead, insulted a dozen world leaders and spunked £30m on a rough sketch of a bridge. Why do you think that the latest evidence of his unsuitability for office is the nail in the coffin?
because Jonathan Freedland said he isn't.
Fresh pressure on Boris Johnson as Iran TV brands his comments 'proof' against jailed mother
Iranian state TV: "the unintended confession of the British government about the real plot".
Although without knowing anything about Iranian broadcasting, it's not clear what impact that has. HIGNFY is UK state TV.
most coffins have more than one nail in, chuck
i daresay that the output of iranian state television is more closely controlled than the output of uk state tv
can't imagine iranian state tv reporting that the supreme leader had had millions of pounds invested in an off-shore tax haven for example
Plus it's Boris Johnson, like rain in winter or genital herpes, he just keeps coming back.
Well until you lance the fucker.
Amazing. Two government ministers giving political capital to Israel and Iran.
It was good to see this being given so much prominence last night and even Kirsty said Johnson should go over this.
Will it make any difference?
Indonesia, Iraq, India, Iceland, Ireland and Italy are all waiting for their gift of political capital
No. He'll wark when he wants to
I’m not versed in diplomatic ways but I’ve seen enough movies to know how the bad governments always lock up journalists cos they think they’re spies.
It should be possible for a vote of no confidence in Johnson to be proposed in Westminster. Would May whip her MPs to defend it, or would she demand they abstain, as with recent opposition motions? And if the procedural trick (the humble address, IIRC) used for demanding the 58 imaginary impact assessments was used, would Johnson be in contempt of the house if he failed to walk? Would a VONC in a Cabinet minister be a VONC in the government under the terms of the FTPA?
Anyone have any ideas?
On this, no: the FTPA VONC has a very specific procedure which needs to be followed.
I am sure that he still has ambitions for No. 10, but not until after brexit or maybe next election.....be afraid, be very afraid.....
We were assured by many remainers that the second the brexit vote was won be would be would be walking into the job within a few months, if not weeks.
A lie bizarre and nonsensical enough to be written on a bus; there was little talk of succession to Cameron before the vote, because he insisted that he would stay on whatever the outcome.
Why are we to be very afraid of Boris Johnson? There's a load of tory MPs who're far more dangerous.
There are many nasty people in the tory party but not all are so gaff prone as Johnson. How much money did he waste a mayor, £130M or so?
Think what he could do as PM (yes I know it's the chancellors job, but PM has overall say).
Yeh. I see you don't do puns, chuck
The Standard quotes government sources as saying that Johnson's "job is on the line" if Zaghari-Ratcliffe's sentence is extended. Could be Osborne flying a kite, but interesting.
i think it has the potential to bring him down - the individual human interest bit is what might make the story catch fire with the public - in a way that crass remarks about libya or going offscript on brexit wouldn't. I actually think the petition might do some good if it helps add to the shit storm if/when that poor women gets her sentence extended because of his cuntery.
UK must withdraw ambassador from Iran over jailing of British mother, says Nobel Peace Prize winner
Meanwhile, after the FO denied that Boris had ever met Papadopoulos’ middle man with Russian Connections - “the London Professor” and “Maltese diplomat” Mifsud, pictures have emerged of him with Mifsud and a Tory Party founder, both of whom are linked to the Russian contact described as “Putin’s niece”. Murkier and murkier....
Boris Johnson met ‘London professor’ linked to FBI’s Russia investigation
As much as I want to see this poltroon fucked over, that article is well weak.
WRT to Iran, things are a bit ropey of late- there is no doubt that this is a political conviction, no doubt. The FO and The Diplomats need to ( and are) work to see what can be done here to ease the tensions. Johnson must not be let off the leash in his looming visit, he needs to be tightly marked to ensure he doesnt fuck this up.
Corbyn calling for Johnson to go in The Guardian today.
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