Login/Sign up

World Association of International Studies

PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Post After Supreme Court Rebuke, Will BoJo Resign?
Created by John Eipper on 09/24/19 8:31 AM

Previous posts in this discussion:

Post

After Supreme Court Rebuke, Will BoJo Resign? (David Pike, France, 09/24/19 8:31 am)

The UK Elders have spoken. But prior to the vote of the UK Supreme Court, I saw no evidence, as John E surmised, that "most pundits were siding with Johnson" (JE, Sep. 22). Quite the contrary.

A few hours before the Supreme Court announced its verdict, a BBC reporter interviewed Boris Johnson. I could imagine any Brexit supporter concluding, "Our leader is a nitwit." What BoJo does is endlessly repeat the same tired phrases. Just as he had no answer in Yorkshire when asked by a supporter, "What are doing here in Leeds and Morley, You should be negotiating in Brussels," so all he could say today to the BBC reporter was, "Once we get it done, on October 31, we can all relax and move forward together. All this fever, all this division, in the Party, in the country, all of that will vanish in a week. We have to get behind the movement, all of us, and get the job done. We need to move forward. Now. Together." Over the cliff.

A leader of Brexit with a brain would set out to reassure the doubters. "We have stockpiled two years of the medicines we need to import. We have worked out trade agreements with the 27 countries still remaining in the EU, or the agreements are in the mail. We have the goodwill of the US President and the US Congress. The talk of problems with imports/exports at the docks is empty talk. It's all been worked out in advance. We're not imposing tariffs on our imports from EU, and I know they would hate to impose tariffs on our exports. We could have a rough moment, but we have it all figured out, and we're publishing a blueprint this very day."

How totally unconvincing all his talk has been. So how will Boris respond now? My guess is that Boris, bereft of support, will be forced to resign--and then he'll talk of the traitors among us.

Or he could choose another career. He is the opposite of Trump. Boris has a considerable intellect, with a second-class honours degree in Classics from Oxford. His choice of adviser, his Rasputin, has been Dominic Cummings, also of Oxford, and with a first-class honours degree in Ancient and Modern History. They could team up in something academic.

Or Boris could find a way to laugh it all off. After all, what he wanted as a boy was to be "king of the world." All the world loves a clown. BoJo is a clown by nature, and he'll always find a home in entertainment.

JE comments:  Appreciate the update, David.  I find myself clicking on the news every half hour or so, to see if BoJo has quit.  It's now already 4:30 PM in London, so I'll focus on something else until tomorrow.

Let's not forget that BoJo was born in New York City.  If he finds himself out of work in the Old Country, he can always try politics here.


SHARE:
Rate this post
Informational value 
Insight 
Fairness 
Reader Ratings (0)
0%
Informational value0%
Insight0%
Fairness0%

Visits: 148

Comments/Replies

Please login/register to reply or comment: Login/Sign up

Trending Now



All Forums with Published Content (41960 posts)

- Unassigned

Culture & Language

American Indians Art Awards Bestiary of Insults Books Conspiracy Theories Culture Ethics Film Food Futurology Gender Issues Humor Intellectuals Jews Language Literature Media Coverage Movies Music Newspapers Numismatics Philosophy Plagiarism Prisons Racial Issues Sports Tattoos Western Civilization World Communications

Economics

Capitalism Economics International Finance World Bank World Economy

Education

Education Hoover Institution Journal Publications Libraries Universities World Bibliography Series

History

Biographies Conspiracies Crime Decline of West German Holocaust Historical Figures History Holocausts Individuals Japanese Holocaust Leaders Learning Biographies Learning History Russian Holocaust Turkish Holocaust

Nations

Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria Argentina Asia Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Central America Chechnya Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark East Europe East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador England Estonia Ethiopia Europe European Union Finland France French Guiana Germany Greece Guatemala Haiti Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Persia) Iraq Ireland Israel/Palestine Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latin America Liberia Libya Mali Mexico Middle East Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nations Compared Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North America Norway Pacific Islands Pakistan Palestine Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Polombia Portugal Romania Saudi Arabia Scandinavia Scotland Serbia Singapore Slovakia South Africa South America Southeast Asia Spain Sudan Sweden Switzerland Syria Thailand The Pacific Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan UK (United Kingdom) Ukraine USA (America) USSR/Russia Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam West Europe Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire

Politics

Balkanization Communism Constitutions Democracy Dictators Diplomacy Floism Global Issues Hegemony Homeland Security Human Rights Immigration International Events Law Nationalism NATO Organizations Peace Politics Terrorism United Nations US Elections 2008 US Elections 2012 US Elections 2016 Violence War War Crimes Within the US

Religion

Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism Liberation Theology Religion

Science & Technology

Alcohol Anthropology Automotives Biological Weapons Design and Architecture Drugs Energy Environment Internet Landmines Mathematics Medicine Natural Disasters Psychology Recycling Research Science and Humanities Sexuality Space Technology World Wide Web (Internet)

Travel

Geography Maps Tourism Transportation

WAIS

1-TRIBUTES TO PROFESSOR HILTON 2001 Conference on Globalizations Academic WAR Forums Ask WAIS Experts Benefactors Chairman General News Member Information Member Nomination PAIS Research News Ronald Hilton Quotes Seasonal Messages Tributes to Prof. Hilton Varia Various Topics WAIS WAIS 2006 Conference WAIS Board Members WAIS History WAIS Interviews WAIS NEWS waisworld.org launch WAR Forums on Media & Research Who's Who