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What sort of PM will Boris be?

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by rIcK, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Terminal_Boy

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    You’ve forgotten The One-Eyed Nokia Flinger.
     
  2. do_ron_ron

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    It is still illegal so all they would have is more expense maintaining them till they sold them on.
     
  3. Jokester

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    Brown saved the world, didn't you know?
     
  4. Lord-Jaffa

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    Few more feral rampages in London and I hope that status changes, these things are awesome for riot crowd dispersal.
     
  5. Terminal_Boy

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    I must have missed that. Was it on the news?
     
  6. StriderX

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    Not even Hong Kong uses them, your authoritarian fantasy is showing.
     
  7. Jokester

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  8. Terminal_Boy

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    .303 Lee Enfield works a treat as well.
     
  9. rIcK

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    Boris seems in reality to be a hands off sort of person, this was especially noticeable when he was London mayor. He stamps around and makes a lot of noise, then just goes away and lets his minions get on with the work. I guess how well he does, depends on the sort of minions he recruits this time around.

    I never found the Lib Dem / Conservative coalition as bad as many people say it was. We did get some positives out of that government as each were hamstrung by the other. Hopefully in the not so long term future this chaos will cause a semi collapse of our current political system and perhaps some form of shakeup to FPTP to cease to be... ? ( We can only hope )
     
  10. Jokester

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    Well in China they just run them over with tanks, give it another 30 years till Hong Kong's special protection runs out and you can expect the same there.
     
  11. StriderX

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    The thing is, PMQ's is basically a soapbox of vitriol he can unleash on people, that's quite honestly the only reason he's doing it.
     
  12. do_ron_ron

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    I think the police will deal with Yaxley-Lennon and his crew without resorting to water cannon.
     
  13. Shadowness

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    We won't be able to make fun of the Americans anymore that's for sure!

    Donald Trump and Boris Johnson. Dear god what has this world come to!
     
  14. StriderX

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    Nah Boris is still an intelligent man who doesn't have dementia, can't really say that about Bronzer lad.
     
  15. Colonel_Klinck

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    Lets not forget the hundreds of £million he wasted turning the Olympic Stadium into a football stadium for a rich Prem League club. He signed off on that.
     
  16. BowdonUK

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    I think he'll be better than May.

    I think he'll have more appeal across parliament.

    But this all depends on how he navigates Brexit, were people are dug in to their ideological positions.
     
  17. StriderX

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    I'm sorry but what extra appeal does he have with Labour, the National parties (SNP, PC), LibDems, Greens and indies?

    Unless of course as usual, parliament to you is simply "the government"? Well unfortunately for Mr Johnson, about 20 or so of his own MP's are muttering VONC support. Whether or not they have the backbone for that is up for grabs, though i highly suspect the likes of Grieve does.
     
  18. Uther

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    I give it a week before we are at war with someone.
     
  19. Mr Badger

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    We're engaging in an urgent diplomatic mission to Iran. Maybe they'll offer Boris a super trade deal if we ally with them against the USA for the coming conflict?
     
  20. StriderX

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    They're just getting some tips from the pre-eminent dictatorship on how to deal with rebellion.