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Pot. Kettle. Misogyny. Hypocrisy. Boris Johnson, of course.

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longwayoff · 28/11/2019 10:26

"Ill raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate children". That's your children, single mums, AND the one or two he's fathered outside his marriage. Not to mention Ms Wyatt's abortion. Writing for The Spectator, of course. Vote for him for more of the same. AIBU yet more evidence he's unfit for office?

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GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 10:35

Can you please give some context - they're just words but don't say who or what he's referring to (other than your inflammatory statement).

I don't think an abortion fits into that category though?


Littlelamp456 · 28/11/2019 10:40


Confusedbeetle · 28/11/2019 10:43

These are politicians for goodness sake. The journalists are having pre election frenzy. If you want to vote for someone perfect then dont vote for a politician. You should vote for a party not an individual


GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 10:43

Thanks for the link. It's ok, I noticed the extra dot!

Wow what a complete and utter piece of shit.
There's no justifying those comments.

We can only hope that, as the current leader of our country, he's matured a bit in the last 24 years!


MaxNormal · 28/11/2019 10:46

Confusedbeetle your statement is grossly offensive to the majority of politicians who aren't lying, philandering racist misogynists.
Johnson is appalling and has zero moral compass and pretending that his behaviour is somehow normal is disgraceful.

What the hell does it say about us as a country that we are likely to vote this shameful man into power?


Helmetbymidnight · 28/11/2019 10:47

He left his wife (and children) when she had cancer for his much younger mistress.

She said: 'You only care about yourself Boris.'

His brother and sister have said, on record, he only cares about himself.

No one knows how many children he has. Can we not think for a moment, how remarkable that is! The man who is PM won't say how many children he has.

He forced his mistress Petronella Wyatt into an unwanted abortion.

He gave one mistress, Jennifer Acuri, tax payers money when Mayor.

What's astonishing is that people think this is all fine.


GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 10:49

@Helmetbymidnight I don't care how many children he has to be fair.


Helmetbymidnight · 28/11/2019 10:50

I think the character of the PM is really important.


GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 10:51

@Helmetbymidnight you're screwed in this election then Wink


Helmetbymidnight · 28/11/2019 10:52

Imagine getting fired from TWO separate jobs for lying.

He's been caught arranging to have a journalist beaten up.


But to be fair, we've all done that kind of thing haven't we? Who hasn't lost track of how many kids they've got?!


Helmetbymidnight · 28/11/2019 10:52

We're all screwed in this election. Why would that make me happy. I'll go down with the rest of them.


GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 10:53

@Helmetbymidnight sorry for my lighthearted comment. Chill out a bit.


KidLorneRoll · 28/11/2019 10:55

Boris on women.

In a farewell piece in the Spectator marking his exit as editor, Johnson advised his successor that way to deal with a woman colleague giving you advice is to “just pat her on the bottom and send her on her way”.

Reporting for the Telegraph in 1996 he wrote an article about the Labour conference in Blackpool, which he devoted to reviewing the quality of “the hot totty” delegates who were present. He wrote: "time and again the 'Tottymeter' has gone off as a young woman delegate mounts the rostrum."

Johnson allegedly had a calendar of naked women on his desk while working at the Telegraph, despite complaints from women colleagues.

In 2005, while campaigning to be elected as a Conservative MP, Johnson said: "voting Tory will cause your wife to have bigger breasts".

In 2012, while hosting the London Olympics as mayor, Johnson told his readers of the "magnificent" experience of watching "semi-naked women playing beach volleyball ... glistening like wet otters."

Boris on LGBT+ people.

Johnson famously described gay men as “tank topped bum boys”.

In his book Friends, Voters, Countrymen, published in 2001, Johnson wrote: “If gay marriage was OK – and I was uncertain on the issue – then I saw no reason in principle why a union should not be consecrated between three men, as well as two men, or indeed three men and a dog.”

Johnson once attacked Labour’s opposition to Section 28, writing:

"Labour's appalling agenda, encouraging the teaching of homosexuality in schools, and all the rest of it."

While he was Mayor of London, he spoke about gay men taking their husbands “up the Arcelor,” a reference to the Arcelor Mittal observation tower in London’s Olympic Park.

When he became prime minister, Johnson faced a call to apologise from his own party’s LGBT+ group. He did not respond.

Boris on people of colour.

In 2002 in an article in the Telegraph Johnson described black people as “piccaninnies” with “watermelon smiles”.

In 2018 Boris Johnson compared Muslim women to “bank robbers” and “‘letter boxes”. Tell MAMA reported that these comments were directly linked to a 375 per cent rise in anti-Muslim hate crime.

In 2000, Johnson wrote that a "bunch of black kids" made him “turn a hair”, saying “if that is racial prejudice, then I am guilty”. He claimed Macpherson's reforms were "just as wrong" as Enoch Powell (the MP infamous for his racist 'rivers of blood' speech). He also claimed a key reform to let victims and third parties define if something is racist – now the national standard for prosecutors – was "Orwellian stuff" from the "PC brigade".

Writing for The Spectator in 2002, Johnson defended colonialism and advocated Britain reinstating control over colonies in Africa. He said “the problem is not that we were once in charge, but that we are not in charge anymore." He wrote:

“The best fate for Africa would be if the old colonial powers, or their citizens, scrambled once again in her direction; on the understanding that this time they will not be asked to feel guilty.”
In 2016 Boris Johnson said Barack Obama had an “ancestral dislike” of the British Empire. After Obama removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval office, Johnson wrote a column in The Sun in which he claimed the move was “a symbol of the part-Kenyan president’s ancestral dislike of the British Empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”


Helmetbymidnight · 28/11/2019 10:56

I'm chilled out, but also fucking pissed off. Sorry. :)


GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 10:59

@Helmetbymidnight that's fair. As a country we're in a fairly shit position right now!

At least by Christmas we won't have any more of these aggravating Labour vs Tory posts and can go back to good old Brexit arguments Grin


Helmetbymidnight · 28/11/2019 11:06

True! Flowers


MrsMaiselsMuff · 28/11/2019 11:11

You seem to be minimising the actions of our Prime Minister GiveHerHell. Given that his behaviour has in no way improved in recent years, do you think he is fit to lead our country?


GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 11:14

@MrsMaiselsMuff I'm not minimising anything - in fact my initial response was that he's a piece of shit and there's no justifying it - and I don't think any of the current leaders of any of the main political parties are fit to run our country.


Writersblock2 · 28/11/2019 11:18

Can we read the ORIGINAL article and not an article about the article?

Anyone have a link?

Also, isn’t a large amount of BJ’s past writing for Spectator satirical?


Ginkypig · 28/11/2019 11:23

I think kids post sums up very clearly why most people who have morals and social responsibility would even if they wanted to be unable to vote for a party that has this person as the leader.

Frankly though while in a timeline like that shows very clearly the type of person this is most people would probably only be able to remember one or two of these examples.


Enb76 · 28/11/2019 11:24

Can we read the ORIGINAL article and not an article about the article?

This - also, an article that's 25 years old and where he was basically paid to be an arsehole. I don't really get the fury.


longwayoff · 28/11/2019 11:41

@Writersblock2, google it. If you believe that piece of writing by the pusillanimous but verbose Mr Johnson to be satirical I suggest you reacquaint yourself with the definition.

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KidLorneRoll · 28/11/2019 11:44

Even if satrical racism/homophobia/misogyny was ok (it's not), it's plainly obvious that Boris is and has been an utter fucking bigoted arsehole his entire life. It's not an act, he is just a prick and anyone who understands this and still fucking votes for his party is enabling it.


GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 11:47

@KidLorneRoll if you're voting Labour you're enabling the IRA, if that's the case.

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