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To think Boris should be sacked

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GladAllOver Wed 18-Jan-17 22:33:28

Since we have to resign ourselves to this wretched Brexit business, we are going to need all the friends we can get both inside and outside the EU.

Boris seems to think he can swan around the world, shooting his mouth off without caring who he offends.
Mrs May made a serious mistake in making him foreign secretary. It's time she realised that and sacked him.

StripeyCover Wed 18-Jan-17 22:46:06

Well I'm dyed in the wool Brexit, but I think his words were very unfortunate and very embarrassing. No. 10 tried to make a diplomatic response afterwards, which hopefully clarified/helped, but it was a bit of a diplomatic blunder to my mind, especially compared to Teresa May's measured and positive approach. OTOH alot of those nice EC politicians have said some shockingly hostile things this past year, and so its a case of those in glass houses! And they are also really trying to punish Britain with their exit terms - showing their true colours I would say ...

Sixweekstowait Wed 18-Jan-17 22:49:39

Nothing that any other politician has said makes what Boris said OK - he is a complete and utter arse and TM deserves everything that flows from that for her stupidity in appointing him. It will all get worse

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Wed 18-Jan-17 22:51:34

Of course he should be sacked. It's utterly baffling how he got the job. Buffoonish toddler with talent for shooting his mouth off and saying stupid things, who no one takes seriously (sound familiar, USA?) - I know, let's make him foreign secretary! Yes, great idea.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 18-Jan-17 23:00:44

Yes he should be and He should be prosecuted along with Farage for spouting out all that bull shit about about £330 million going to to the NHS. Which was clearly a big fat stinking cunting lie. Deliberately Giving false information especially on a subject so important and one that can't be changed should be illegal.
If it was a "scrounger" filling out a form for benefits and they deliberately gave false information. They'd be prosecuted.
Do as we say not as we say, eh Powers that be.

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Wed 18-Jan-17 23:02:38

I agree he should be prosecuted. The damage he has done to the country all for his own vain ambition is incalculable.

GladAllOver Thu 19-Jan-17 13:11:57

Seriously, there is no way he can be prosecuted. But Boris should not be in that job. The last person you want as Foreign Secretary is a self-opinionated loudmouth.
This is not just about Brexit. He has to deal with world leaders, representing the UK. Our professional diplomats must be tearing their hair out at the way he is damaging our reputation abroad. Imagine them having to follow behind him, having to apologise for his stupid comments.

LouiseBrooks Thu 19-Jan-17 13:13:59

YANBU, he's appalling, a total embarrassment.

mouldycheesefan Thu 19-Jan-17 13:16:31

Well yes he is the wrong job but he was given it because he's the guy that convinced some numpties to vote to brexit so let him manage it!

Valentine2 Thu 19-Jan-17 13:16:55

Monkeys are running this country now. a LOT of other professionals would get disciplinary hearings for what this monkey keeps getting away with everyday.

Eolian Thu 19-Jan-17 13:21:35

He definitely should be sacked. Either he's a bumbling idiot who can't help putting his foot in his mouth, or he's much more intelligent than he seems but likes being controversial and provocative and actually thinks the stuff he says is bold but truthful. Neither of these is appropriate to the office he holds.

lovelearning Thu 19-Jan-17 13:26:46

YANBU

user1471451259 Thu 19-Jan-17 13:34:57

YABU. He's amazingly charismatic. I think he's a cracking Foreign Secretary. He speaks his mind rather than the party line crap we normally get from politicians. What he said was the truth.

GplanAddict Thu 19-Jan-17 13:39:08

I liked what he said about Arms and Saudi. That was quite brave.

scaryteacher Thu 19-Jan-17 13:39:40

I want to know what Hollande had said in the first place to elicit that response from Boris. Had Boris said something like that about Trump, would you all be frothing quite so much?

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 19-Jan-17 13:40:31

He's a monumental twat bag. A bumbling buffoon.

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Thu 19-Jan-17 13:44:11

What he said was the truth.

What, his allusion to punishment beatings? That wasn't "the truth", it was his use of language. People seem to have an odd idea about what the truth is nowadays. Since when does " being charismatic" mean you're good at your job? He's not a circus performer or a member of a boy band: he's supposed to be foreign secretary. And the nature of that job means you cannot go round blurting out the first thing that comes into your head with a trail of exasperated aides waiting to mop up your damage - it means being diplomatic and having some self control.

"Charismatic" FFS. Hitler was charismatic. Stalin was charismatic. Being dazzled by charisma is partly how we and the USA have ended up in the ridiculous mess we find ourselves in.

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Thu 19-Jan-17 13:48:23

If by "the truth" you were referring to his Saudi comments, I take back my first three and a half lines.

But why did TM appoint a foreign secretary who goes round blurting out the truth if that's such an undesirable quality, and one which she keeps having to disassociate the government from? Baffling. Foreign secretaries are usually chosen for their tact, diplomacy and often "grey man" qualities.

AnUtterIdiot Thu 19-Jan-17 13:52:36

People don't care about the truth. They're all about "authenticity" now, which means people who'll tell them what they want to hear whether it's going to happen or not. They like gaffe-prone idiots like Bojo and Trump because somehow being incompetent makes them "human" and relatable. Being entertaining is currently more important than being competent, especially if being competent means telling you that you can't leave the EU but still have free trade with it, or that leaving the EU will not miraculously create brilliant jobs for everyone and save the NHS. Or that the government is obviously still going to need foreign fruit pickers, foreign carers, foreign nurses and particularly foreign doctors because leaving the EU is not magically going to make the terms on which these jobs are currently offered more attractive to Brits.

Eolian Thu 19-Jan-17 13:53:49

I know someone who was a big fan of Boris. Until they went to hear him speak at the Oxford Union. He was an absolute shambles apparently - rambling, disorganised, not at all prepared for the speech etc. Showed a total lack of respect for the audience. She was so disappointed and lost all respect for him after that.

lurkinghusband Thu 19-Jan-17 13:57:06

I wonder if the people of Lidice and Oradour-sur-Glane were impressed. sad

pithivier Thu 19-Jan-17 14:01:28

The only reason he was made Foreign Secretary , was because TM knew how much trouble he would cause as a back bencher. As a Cabinet Minister everything he does and says is out in the open. TM can tackle it. As a backbencher he would have been a nasty,deceitful, sly M.P. Whipping up weaker people to do his dirty work for him

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Thu 19-Jan-17 14:03:49

Could she not have made him Welsh Secretary or something then? (no offence Wales, but the position is pretty meaningless since devolution).

justicewomen Thu 19-Jan-17 14:06:15

His use of the phrase "punishment beatings" is even more ill-advised given his involvement in the infamous phone call with his friend Darius Guppy where they discussed the latter beating up a particular person as revenge and Boris agreeing to provide contact details. Whilst the beating never occurred, it shows Boris in a terrible light, more interested in covering his tracks than deterring Guppy
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDJWkS2A9T0

EssentialHummus Thu 19-Jan-17 14:09:32

I supported him as London mayor (and worked right next to his office, so saw him doing his thing quite a bit). As Foreign Sec? I'm embarrassed by him. But I'm embarrassed by most of our government at the moment, along with some of the opposition, so removing one buffoon is neither here nor there.

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