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Has Boris just had enough of being PM?

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Snog Wed 27-May-20 10:40:49

Seems to me that Boris has has enough of being PM and that is why he is now saying that he's not doing it without Dom.

Thoughts?

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Roselilly36 Wed 27-May-20 10:49:50

Who knows, the world has changed a lot since getting the job, personally too seriously ill & a new baby both events change your outlook IMHO. Surprised he hasn’t sacked Dom, I wonder why? A very unpopular decision for most people.

araiwa Wed 27-May-20 10:52:15

Lets hope so

ChocolatelyAsFuck Wed 27-May-20 11:04:18

My partner worked with Cummings, and my best friend’s brother worked under Johnson at the FO.

There are a lot of scurrilous rumours doing the rounds in the London political scene right now about Johnson stalking, flashing and sexually harassing a female co-worker when he worked for the Spectator. That female co-worker is now married to Cummings, and is also now editor of the Spectator and thus has considerable media influence in her own right.

Taddda Wed 27-May-20 11:07:02

ChocolatelyAsFuck

My partner worked with Cummings, and my best friend’s brother worked under Johnson at the FO.

There are a lot of scurrilous rumours doing the rounds in the London political scene right now about Johnson stalking, flashing and sexually harassing a female co-worker when he worked for the Spectator. That female co-worker is now married to Cummings, and is also now editor of the Spectator and thus has considerable media influence in her own right.

Well theres a scoop if that's true! shock

7ofNine Wed 27-May-20 11:07:29

It's a bit of a poisoned chalice isn't it?

JessicaDay Wed 27-May-20 11:14:05

It has occurred to me that he doesn’t want to have to deal with A) Pandemic and B) Brexit anymore, so is making an extra hash of it at the moment so he can get someone else to shovel his shit fairly soon.

PickUpAPickUpAPenguin Wed 27-May-20 11:15:30

Boris has been very absent since his recovery from CV and could have used his health as a reason to step down and escape the clutches of DC. He must have serious dirt on BJ or DC has been running things to the extent that BJ wouldn't know where to start if DC left with his close allies.

Sloth66 Wed 27-May-20 11:20:35

Ive heard about the rumours mentioned as well. Exposing himself to a woman at work- allegedly...
Think if Cummings is sacked, a lot more dirt is likely to come out on Johnson - if that’s possible.

nasalspray Wed 27-May-20 11:21:21

Not at all. Boris very much wants to be PM. He isn't doing it without DC because D.C. is the one who pulls his strings, not the other way round.

JemimaShore Wed 27-May-20 11:26:07

I think he doesn't want to do the job without Cummings telling him what to do. It's all got a bit difficult for him, and it's a far cry from the "glorious-brexit" leadership he had in mind when he went for the job. He wanted to be quaffing champagne and chanting "We Took Back Control".

He's not fit for office. He was just popular with tories and brexiteers at the time of the election, but the world's changed now.

mrsspooky Wed 27-May-20 11:30:04

I wish hed stand down and let Matt Hancock be PM, hes so much better than Boris at the briefings, he answered that question on fines yesterday really nicely. Even if they dont refund them we could see his opinion on it.

Taddda Wed 27-May-20 11:30:36

He's not fit for office. He was just popular with tories and brexiteers at the time of the election, but the world's changed now.

Definitely this.

He must also be shitting it about the re-openings in June, considering 'The science' has now left the building....

mrsspooky Wed 27-May-20 11:32:49

Maybe this cummings nonsense is just the step to BJ standing down - that makes way more sense that testing eyesight weirdness. Yes, it allows BJ to say hes sorry we have lost faith in him and hed like to stand down for the unity of the party and the good of the country at this terrible time, etc etc. That allows him to keep face, DC to stay in there, and someone with more skills and heart to take the leadership. Yes that makes more sense!

middleager Wed 27-May-20 11:33:16

Bloody hell Chocolately
This thread will get zapped I reckon, but now I'm curious.

fuckinghellthisshit Wed 27-May-20 11:36:22

@ChocolatelyAsFuck shock

Candyflosscookie Wed 27-May-20 11:41:37

It's not really a scoop, it's pretty well known. It's even a meme that's been on the rounds for ages. Hopefully this will attach.

weepingwillow22 Wed 27-May-20 11:42:14

The rumours have been widely reported for some time
www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/06/does-anyone-in-country-believe-boris-johnson-isnt-a-groper-charlotte-edwardes
Dominic Cummings’s wife, Mary Wakefield, while denying that she was the other woman referred to in the groping allegation or that she knew anything about it, nevertheless said she liked and admired Charlotte Edwardes, an interesting thing to make a point of saying of a woman who, according to the prime minister, has just maliciously libelled him; and, perhaps least helpful of all the help Johnson received, Toby Young chipped in with: “Back then at theSpectator… people complained if Boris didn’t put his hand on their knee.”

Iwalkinmyclothing Wed 27-May-20 11:42:17

He's just no good at it. That's all. He is unsuited to the role, as many, many people said, and now we all have to live with the shit choice 44% of UK voters made at the last election. What the fuck people expected I don't know: this is a man who has lied, cheated and evaded consequences throughout his life, relying on his enormous privilege rather than any actual competency or work ethic.

Sloth66 Wed 27-May-20 11:51:04

I think for some people, he gave an impression of ability and therefore competence. His privileged background, vocabulary and accent perhaps appealed to some voters...

His serious limitations are now on full dIsplay. Unable/ unwilling to do the job, weak and indecisive. And possibly this for another 4 years.

doublehalo Wed 27-May-20 11:51:31

It's a bit of a poisoned chalice isn't it?

I dunno about that but he definitely pissed in his chips. Brexit was his big thing after all. I reckon he should be made finish his tea. wink

PrimeroseHillAnnie Wed 27-May-20 11:52:57

He won that election by taking seats in labour areas that hadn’t seen a Conservative MP in generations. That gave Labour their worst result since 1935 and the Conservatives their largest majority in thirty years so who , prey tell, is going to oppose him ?. Is he still recovering , almost certainly but it was only a few weeks ago they were preparing to announce his death !. Ultimately he’s got the job he always wanted. He’s not going give that up. It’s a long way to the next election and Labour have a mountain to climb. That’s why arch remainers like Kier Starmer are suddenly onboard with Brexit. And you call Boris Johnson a cynical opportunist ?.

CloudsCanLookLikeSheep Wed 27-May-20 11:53:46

We're going to out-trump america at this rate

BreadandMarmalade Wed 27-May-20 11:55:24

Primose

👏 👏 👏👏👏

What a refreshing post..

megletthesecond Wed 27-May-20 11:57:17

Yes.
It was all a game to him

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