Gullis said he was backing Johnson because “he has a unique ability to engage with voters, especially in places like Stoke on Trent.”
Well, that was then and now is now and the mood of the ever-fickle electorate, media-gaslit and uninformed, is post-"Partygate" an unknown quantity in contrast to the known qualities of "shop-soiled and damaged goods" Johnson who has become a shambolic albatross around the necks of the Tories. To save their own necks and seats they have begun to whisper in Johnson's ear that he's now "dead man walking".
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No more masks? Is he serious? Apparently Johnson himself only masks up to hide his shame when he mumbles his porkies.
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Bojo was never of any use to anyone but himself and, although he has proved he can fool the gaslit UK electorate over and over again (yes, it's very hard to admit you made the wrong choices), the leaders of the EU countries sussed him out long ago: he's jumped the shark at home and, more importantly, abroad where the Europeans won't suffer perfidious fools gladly.
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More than anything politicians fear prison and so their usual impunity from prosecution is what has permitted Johnson's egregious dishonesty. He will writhe and squirm with lies and tergiversations knowing that he will never be legally held to account. There is, however, a political cost: Bullingdon Boris's preference for puerile partying over the serious business of governing has cost the country tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths and his "party" has now begun to panic as Tories sense their political futures have been put at risk with the revelation of their leader's frivolous ways and the exposure of his hypocrisy which has reflected badly on them all. Some, looking over their shoulder, can already read the writing on their newly-acquired "Red Wall" and when enough of them realize Boris is just another "brick in the wall", he'll be a "burnt crumpet".
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Unlike the last geezer to make stalker news, this oldie apparently prefers younger women. Don't these latest incidents speak volumes for the unflagging drive of our primate species to connect with Plato's "Other Half"?
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Macron's latest pis aller measures have indeed now literally become a "pardon-the-French" "piss oof" to all those folks who want to muscle their way into venues unvaccinated. It's a good lesson to put out for all those selfish wannabe Djokovices. "Merci", Macron! - your French chutzpah, c'est "Magnifique"!
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Bozza de Pfeffel's piffling Lèse-majesté to "The Firm" may only be the icing on the cake of his multiple acts of egregious incompetence that have wrought havoc and done great damage to the people of the UK, but anyway, "Off with his head"!
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"Goosesteppin'" is the pay grade of those pathetic folk forced to make fools of themselves to feed their families. Sadly, in all countries the military performs the role of a nasty, parasitical force to keep order while serving the selfish interests and security of ruling castes, but let's hope the CCP soon goosesteps into the dustbin of history.
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As is the case with countless other men (and women) you can't take the randy out of Andy, and his lies and dishonesty are worse than his having had sex with this woman who was old enough to know what she was getting into with Epstein and his crowd of horny moneybags.
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That voice crying "Be My Baby" over the wall of sound made hearts race and sent a tingle of thrills down many a teenage boy's back. A popular music classic that became a legend and brought the Ronettes everlasting pop fame. RIP Ronnie.
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Derek Grebe's eloquent political obituary for the preposterous imposter and shambolic jester, Johnson, describes to a T the gobsmackingly absurd choice of the gaslit UK electorate who voted for that patently roguish character of no moral scruples to lead and represent their country.
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But will Omicron be the last variant to immigrate into the UK from other unvaccinated populations? Not to worry, though, 'cos Bozza's going to reassure the nation he's working on his almost oven-ready "Plan Z".
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History has shown that "quitting" is not part of the mind-set produced by Japanese cultural influences and often results in lamentable consequences. I hope Kazu's last gasp attempt to stay on stage ends well for him 'cos football is not rock 'n' roll and Kazu's no Mick Jagger.
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"Let them eat cake" (if Covid could speak). This tiny virus battens on the most plentiful element in the universe: the stupidity of the misnomered "homo sapiens".
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And there is a growing number of people skeptical about the competence of the present partisan SCOTUS to rule on the laws of the land.
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Righto! We've heard this kind of intemperate talk a lot recently with violent rioting mobs screaming for hangings and blood. Common garden-variety psychopaths will always be part of the furniture in modern societies; these people are sick, society must be protected but more killing by the state is not the solution to the human condition.
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Fighto, your emotional reaction to the killing of a child is perfectly understandable, but Hiro is right: more imagination is needed and, I would add, we all must keep a serious sense of proportion by considering all the blood shed by children around the world annually as a result of decisions to use violence by our so-called statesmen, such as "Sir Tony" and his ilk.
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The tab for this tragedy will come due for Peru further down the road, but no-one will be spared the consequences of this global pandemic, especially not the poor of the world. More than "a cold" for sure.
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His life was a textbook case of what happens when you mix business with pleasure. He should have done more with his talent: he "coulda been a contender".
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Biden finally broke his silence giving a speech that came too late to shut the stable door on Trump's Big Lie which has now been given a whole year to metastasize at warp speed and infect the body politic to the point where the poison will linger for years to come. Arrests of the top conspirators and traitors should have been made long ago because we all know where the buck stops and the identity of the one man responsible for this attack on America's electoral process. The failure of the Dems and DOJ to dress the instigators and donors in orange by now may have fatal consequences for the future viability of the republic as we know it since the door to despotism has been opening ever wider since January 6th.
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Macron is the consummate politician getting down in the dirt to do whatever he has to to hold on to power. "Piss off" comes off as a mild translation of the colorful Gallic obscenity "emmerder" which literally means to "cover with sh*t". Although no fan of "Le Petit Prince", Macron, he's much more preferable as president than the dangerous wannabe French Bolsonaro waiting in the wings to his right.
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The usual "deer-in-the-headlights" performance of MG said nothing to reassure me that "nobody is above the law", or to convince me that he was serious about investigating and prosecuting the "covert" perpetrators of the conspiracy to prevent the inauguration of 46. He waxed indignant over "threats" of violence made to government officials, yet left unsaid what he planned to do about the long overdue reform of law enforcement in order to protect the lives of ordinary citizens put at risk by the deadly force routinely employed by US police with guns. Establishment politician Biden's "safe" choice of MG as AG is producing exactly what we could have predicted, but for the sake of America's future as a democracy, I pray I'm wrong.
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“At the moment, we don’t see any data to suggest that further restrictions would be the right approach..."
Moments don't last long...and we may assume that the only "data" Johnson is looking at are his popularity ratings and the future prospects of his party and the Tories' wobbling control of the pandemic narrative. Omicron may yet prove to be what eventually unmasks the smoke 'n' mirrors of Tory misrule.
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He likes older women?
They are almost the same age, so I do not see that at all.
Well, if you just put on your "funny glasses", you'll be able to see a lot better and then Jean's joke will all make sense, like in "sense of humor".
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...convicted liar Michael Cohen?
Well, he's already paid his dues for his years of shilling for Trump's corruption and criminal activities and, btw, has regained a measure of public trust through his cooperation with investigating authorities, his remorse and admission of guilt. So that's all water under the bridge while now it is the turn of all the unconvicted liars (especially the "Conman-in-Chief" himself) whom the American public wants to see doing the time for their crime.
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"the old loser" aka "this horrible man"
is just doing what horny men hunting mates have been doing for millennia, but now using a cell-phone (instead of a club or a bunch of flowers). Btw, women down the ages have been known to pursue men, too, while no woman has ever been "stalked" by a man she's attracted to. Thus, when not attracted to any suitor, we can naturally deem him/her a "pest". In the end, it's all about geese and ganders, innit?
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2022 - the year Trump's swamp starts to be drained to expose the bottom feeders and nasty rightwing fixers that have been polluting American politics for years. Sadly, the impunity dispensed by the US system of "justice" will of course still serve as the life raft for the most moneyed and politically connected of the swamp creatures.
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Fun fact: there's no retirement age for the "Adam & Eves" who've passed their years of procreation. For some only the grave can put it to bed.
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