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AIBU to think Boris J being made Foreign Secretary is analogous to ....

(10 Posts)
mantelliceras Fri 15-Jul-16 10:02:21

... an innovative teacher giving a position of responsibility to a bright but wayward child in the hope that it might encourage them to grow up a bit?

Fingers crossed it'll do the trick as we can't afford the alternative.

mamamea Fri 15-Jul-16 10:17:36

Boris is well qualified.

Fluent in French:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OzSvvuCgJ4

German:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8XBw7I7EW4

Welsh:

www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/tested-boris-johnson-knowledge-welsh-11142170

Russian:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO1hLueRHko

Greek (Ancient):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGQhLE4mfyA

Latin:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvxUq1LWqdA

Plus Spanish and Italian

ThoraGruntwhistle Fri 15-Jul-16 10:19:51

Being able to speak a lot of languages hadn't made him any wiser about not insulting people.

mamamea Fri 15-Jul-16 10:20:16

Boris is just as good in French, I have to say

99GBPChargeToUseMyPostsJournos Fri 15-Jul-16 10:20:30

My German teacher was polyglot of Europe one year, speaking over 20 languages.

Not sure that qualifies him for the role.

Absy Fri 15-Jul-16 10:22:16

I'm not so sure about him being fluent in Russian, as he only says about three Russian words in that clip. I'm sure Ancient Greek and Latin will come in super useful ... And Welsh will be useful when negotiating the split of the U.K. Which he helped cause.

sorenofthejnaii Fri 15-Jul-16 10:23:18

Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.

He has to stand by the collective decisions of the Cabinet or quit. Give someone a high power job and they can't complain about the team - unless they want to do a Heseltine.

sorenofthejnaii Fri 15-Jul-16 10:24:13

I wonder how hisdealing with Turkey is going to go?

mamamea Fri 15-Jul-16 10:31:41

Boris' surname was changed from Kemal.

acasualobserver Fri 15-Jul-16 10:35:24

It is an analogy but not a very good one.

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