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Boris Johnson quits as UK lawmaker after being told he will be sanctioned for misleading Parliament

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He’s throwing a massive tantrum, saying it’s a conspiracy. He broke the law during lockdown, when so many Britons died alone and relatives couldn’t attend their funerals, he was having booze ups with his mates. Utter scum.

Most here are celebrating.

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Interesting, Trump and Boris are in the dock. Pushed out by his own fellow politicians.

Probably return to being a journalist, or TV show, or write a book or two.

Trump and Boris lied to the people.

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Interesting how his behavior mirrors Trump's

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Lefties got a chip on their shoulders because he went to Eton and Oxford and comes from money. The party excuse is just something to hide behind.

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"Misleading" is the politicians' mealy-mouthed term for lying, a typical example of a British gentleman's reluctance to call a spade a spade and hence given the appellation of an "understatement", a curious cultural tick that Brits congratulate themselves on. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a liar by any other name, and it's a sign of Britain's moral decay that Rishi had just prior to this resignation accepted the Honours List concocted by this shameless, mendacious wretch. Johnson deserves no "honours" himself, but rather to be immortalized together with the politician's Pinocchio himself - sitting on Trump's knee in Tussard's Chamber of Horrors.

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Nice one, u_s__reamer. Another shameless narcissist with a cultish following who should be locked up. You seriously doubt the future for humanity when you find people who support this lowlife charlatan.

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Now he is free to pursue his real passion full time: Siring children both legitimate and “not so much”.

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Bye Felicia.

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During his refractory period, he will practice toddling his hair.

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Johnson and Trump done on the same day.

I woke up and thought it was Christmas

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Lefties got a chip on their shoulders because he went to Eton and Oxford and comes from money

Hysterical.

Let’s go back a bit. He was pushed from his position as PM, some say stabbed in the back, by his own party - the Conservative Party. As the party name suggests, they are not lefties.

The party excuse is just something to hide behind

He was pushed from his position as PM for humiliating his own party members by lying to them, and having them mislead the public on air, about what he knew about a sex offender he appointed.

Anyway, British politics is a better place without him.

Good riddance.

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Boris Johnson quits as UK lawmaker............LOL!! He broke more that he made. And have you seen his honours lists? Every thing about the UK government is just a joke.

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“Tossling” his hair.

Damn autocorrect.

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Interesting as to what brings down a leader in democratic countries.

Boris's little parties and little lying is enough in the UK.

My wife said this morning that if his acts happened in Japan it wouldn't even make the news.

The US operates under a completely different set of rules. Removing # 1 is a hard pull.

My home country Aust would probably also hang the "perpetrator" out to dry.

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The toff gets £50,000 for a short speech. He should donate his grab bag to the families who couldn’t have Xmas together, or died from loneliness or depression.

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He also prevented Ukraine/Russia peace talks leading to around 200,000 deaths and the destruction of EU economy.

look out foxes, he will probably release his stress with his fox hounds and double barrel.

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My wife said this morning that if his acts happened in Japan it wouldn't even make the news.

Yes, but on the other hand if the Japanese police find one flake of weed in your pipe, your job's gone and you'll be subjected to public humiliation whereas in the West such a petty peccadillo wouldn't raise an eyebrow.

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And his resignation honours list bestows grandeur on the most comprehensive set of inept nobodies ever to grace British politics. Somehow looks like his number one sycophantic cheer squad leader, and mad as a cut snake, Nadine Dorries, was betrayed by him for an honour and has stepped down from her seat in a huff. Oh well, Go Nad.

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Somehow looks like his number one sycophantic cheer squad leader, and mad as a cut snake, Nadine Dorries, was betrayed by him for an honour and has stepped down from her seat in a huff

More good news.

She’s been spending time ranting over on Talk TV with the concrete farmer. They get a bit upset over ‘woke’ and stuff like that.

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Trump lawyers quit,, because they do.not want to go to.jail

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The next UK general election, no later than 28 January 2025.

Boris Johnson for all his detractors, there are many, here is his MP resignation letter in full.

Boris Johnson's resignation statement in full as ex-prime minister quits as MP

https://www.itv.com/news/2023-06-09/boris-johnsons-resignation-statement-in-full-as-ex-prime-minister-quits-as-mp

Johnson has calculated the risk of holding on to his seat in the next UK election.

Johnson, Nadine Dorries, possibly more to come, will further hammer nails into the coffin of Rishi Sunak government, by election after by election.

Even if Labour fails to secure seats in Scotland, I believe it will, Rishi Sunak will fail to hold middle England and the so called red wall.

Johnson election win secured unpresented change. Only for his own parliamentary party to betray him.

Rishi Sunak government is on a political downward spiral. Jeremey Hunt policy agenda is headless without any idea of how even medium term prospects for growth can be achieved.

His lack of any direction was delivered his autumn statement. 

Five things we learnt from Jeremy Hunt's 2022 autumn statement

https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/comment/autumn-statement-2022

Hunt blamed his predecessors for a economic policy agenda that in reality, never saw the light of day.

Rishi Sunak government is a busted flush unless opposition parties politically fall on stony ground.

Johnson carefully worded and unexpected resignation as an MP, opens a future reappraisal, so to choose a safe seat constituency at the next election.

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Johnson was in a safe seat, there was a very good chance the voters of Uxbridge would have chucked him out at the next election. He is saving himself the humiliation.

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So the buffoon couldn't handle the result of the enquiry committee that his own government appointed.

He has single handedly destroyed the tory party and is now peddling his martyr conspiracy theories and blaming everyone but himself.

He literally screwed up everything he did in office, from international trade deals to domestic policies.

Post truth. Polarisation. Populism. It's all embedded in this disgusting man who is all consumed by his own ambition for power in any form.

What a clown. What a crook. What a narcissist. What a waste of good oxygen.

And now he throws a tantrum and resigns so that he can convince his worshippers that he was hard done by, with a rambling and dribbling diatribe of self pity, while over the last few months he has been neglecting his constituents, refusing to do his job and been of speaking tours around the world and making millions of pounds.

Hoping he has finally been flushed down the toilet so we can start to rebuild a broken country.

However I feel that he will still be around to whip up chaos in the background revelling in his own maniacal pontifications and with his loyal band of lunatics praising him wherever he goes.

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Johnson election win secured unpresented change.

He certainly didn’t present change.

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Political change, Express sister, excuse my clumsy interpretation.

Lets for a moment explore how Johnson managed to break down the red wall.

Was it the political circumstances conjoining Brexit and a belief the voters had enough of a so called establishment London centric metropolitan élite that allowed a proven charlatan to slip under the radar?

2019 United Kingdom general election provided a landside win quote 43.6% of the popular vote – the highest percentage for any party since 1979.

Unpresented surely.

I don't subscribe to the belief that the blame can be shoveled on Jeremy Corbyn doorstep.

Proven by the gains his leadership achieved bloodying Theresa May government into a hung parliament.

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It's a toss up who has done the most damage to post-colonial Britain. Adolf Hitler or Boris Johnson. He was never fit to be PM. That he got the job showed how far the Tories were willing to stoop to hold on to power. As with Trump and the Republicans.

The BBC will continue to deceitfully hide the damage that Brexit has done: taking Sterling down 25%, hugely increasing inflation, creating a shortage of labour and goods and torpedoing UK agriculture, the City of London, the UK's international trade, the NHS and other services, which are unlikely to recover. But think on this. Before Brexit, the UK economy was on target to overhaul that of Germany. With Germany suffering from its loss of Russian oil and France a political mess, if the Brexit lobby had failed, the UK would now be leading the EU, supported by nations sceptical of the federationists. Instead it is an undeveloping country in decline.

Having iced the cake by abusing the honours systems, handing them out to his mates, Johnson may as well now leave politics. There is nothing left to wreck.

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Three Tory MPs have stepped down in 24 hours. Adams has joined Johnson and Dorries.

Dorries and Adams won with huge majorities in 2019. Johnson comfortable but not with the same kind of margin.

The results of the by-elections worth keeping an eye on.

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The BBC will continue to deceitfully hide the damage that Brexit has done

I would suggest that the fact the the left call the BBC rightwing and the right call the BBC leftwing, then maybe the BBC is doing something right.

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Three Tory MPs have stepped down in 24 hours. Adams has joined Johnson and Dorries.

Drain the swamp!!

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Johnson election win secured unpresented change. Only for his own parliamentary party to betray him.

Johnson election win secured unpresented change. Only for his own parliamentary party to betray him.

Yes. Even his own party faithful realized what an utter narcissistic maniac he is. They realized that he was hell bent of lining the pockets of himself and his sycophants, while destroying the country.

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Unpresented surely.

Do you know what “presented” means?

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He was told to report to the headmaster's room.

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