"You might think that Johnson’s obvious failings and his instinct to lie his way out of trouble finally drove his MPs to get rid of him. But Dorries seems unable to imagine anyone looking at Johnson and seeing less than the evolutionary peak of our species." Robert Hutton
„Wokeness schadet dem Westen“: Boris Johnson mischt sich in Streit um Buch über Royals ein
#Johnson takes most of the responsibility, he was Prime Minister after all.
The Ministers follow him in the chain of responsibility - they were elected after all.
The advisers advise them and then they make the decisions.
So the buck stops with Johnson, Sunak, Hancock and the cabinet. That is what they are elected & paid to do.
#SecretaryPete responds powerfully to #GOP #Speaker #Johnson's endorsement of a new book that a) attacks #Biden administration on #supplychain leadership and b) attacks #Buttigieg as "obnoxiously" #gay.
Hancock and Javid especially were trying to place the blame on Cummings.
But he wasn't at fault, they all were! They were the politicans.
Cummings isn't a scapegoat for their poor decisions - #Johnson in particular. He wanted the big job and failed to step up when required.
All of us in the UK, don't need him to whitewash what happened during Covid - we were there & we remember.
If NO 10 thinks this helps the man-child #Sunak when he took his ball home, when someone dared answer him back.
Then they have failed!
You can add diplomat to the list of things that #Sunak can't do...but SMALL BOATS
BBC News - Greece denies promising not to raise Parthenon Sculptures on UK visit
Speaker Mike #Johnson (R-La.) said he is “confident and optimistic” that #Congress can push through supplemental funding for Israel and Ukraine — but he did not commit to tying the two together, saying Ukraine funding must be accompanied by border policy changes.
I am *very* grateful that we've had a #FirstMinister in post these last few years in #Wales who compares very favourably against the chorus of clowns we've had in charge at #Westminster.
Watch any of the televised #COVID briefings and tell me you'd rather have had #Johnson, #Truss or #Sunak addressing the Welsh nation.
So the human haystack has decided to give his take on the situation in #Dublin this week.
This from a man who called everyone on the island of Ireland - paddies!
So if the riots has something to do with immigration - why did the thugs target & loot the shops with the expensive trainers & clothes then? What does stealing stuff have to do with immigration???
#Johnson keep your opinions on Ireland to yourself - they will ultimately be wrong and not helpful.
"I don’t like my Covid inheritance: my mostly blind left eye and mostly deaf left ear. But then I remember that thanks to people who acted in ways diametrically opposed to this government’s necrophilia, I got to play again. They worked like crazy to make sure I didn’t die - and of course not just me, tens of thousands of us."
Johnson: “Most people who die have reached their time anyway.”
Rosen: “But then I remember that thanks to people who acted in ways diametrically opposed to this government’s necrophilia, I got to play again. They worked like crazy to make sure I didn’t die - and of course not just me, tens of thousands of us”
#Hunt's lies copying #Sunak & #Johnson. #OBR points out that £19Billion tax 'cut' is dwarfed by £90Billion tax increase caused by maintaining tax thresholds & massive inflation. #NHS & other services starved of cash, already cut 2 the bone. OBR growth forecasts show the disaster these Tories have created. https://tinyurl.com/5b9cubvd #ToriesOut #RejoinEU #StandWithUkraine
Ein Merkmal der Populisten ist, dass sie nicht in der Lage sind Probleme, die sie nicht selbst oder ihre Umfragen betreffen, überhaupt zu begreifen...
#Trump wollte bekanntlich Licht in den Körper bringen und Desinfektionsmittel intravenös verabreichen
#Boris #Johnson fragte die britischen Top-Wissenschaftler Chris Whitty und Patrick Vallance, ob man das Virus nicht vielleicht zerstören könne, indem man sich heiße Luft aus einem „Spezialföhn“ in die Nase bläst
Many (rightly) are furious with #Sen #Tuberville
Tuberville can (unwillingly) help America
because Tuberville is a perfect example
of what happen
wen 'one' can impose his will on 'many'
Tuberville is certainly driven by '#religious' motivations
another perfect example of why religious fanaticism
must be separated from politics
Patrick Vallance contradicts Rishi Sunak’s evidence to Covid inquiry | Covid inquiry | The Guardian
Do you think Vallance may one day join the slim cannon of famous diarists - Samuel Pepys, Anne Frank, Alan Clarke…Sir Patrick Vallance?
I say this because I want his testimony to be remembered beyond a couple of days coverage in the broadsheets.
While there is still much to come outvin the @covidinquiryuk, one thing is now clear, the myth that #Johnson was the best person to be PM and that he got all the key calls right has been well and truly shattered. He was weak, indecisive, and ran a disfunctional Government.
Did #Johnson knight Vallance, Whitty, and Van-Tam to ensure they would not speak out?
Judging by today's revelations and what will follow throughout this week, his 'chums badges' won't get pinned on the scientists.
He should be arrested.
"Because #Johnson couldn’t get #Republican votes to take up the government-funding resolution under normal procedures, he instead had to suspend the rules and pass it with a two-thirds majority. This meant that #Democrats would have to bail him out — just as they had #McCarthy...
“He ran the big lie on Capitol Hill,” #Scarborough said. “Preach about that, Jimmy Swaggart, right? Go to your motel room and start faxing around conspiratorial documents. The guy who led in the #House the attempt to undermine the United States Constitution in an attempt to end democracy. Suddenly, this great prophet, this Jeremiah of our times, went quietly silent
On Wednesday, NPR reported that the speaker has ties to the New Apostolic Reformation, an extreme far-right Christian movement seeking to dissolve the US’s separation between church and state by “any means necessary.” Johnson reportedly has fostered relationships with several leaders, Pastor Jim Garlow, who has hosted online prayer sessions.
#ChristoFascists BE AFRAID
Tens of Thousands March in Washington to Support Israel
House Speaker Mike #Johnson called the demands for a ceasefire “outrageous.”
Demonstrators gather on the National Mall in Washington DC during an event in support of the state of Israel.
Has anyone connected this? "Johnson earned praise for his earlier decision to pair aid for Israel with rescinding Democratic-approved funds to hire more IRS employees" (excerpt from today's #WashingtonPost) with articles, like #CatherineRampell's about #Johnson having no bank accounts and other #monetary shenanigans? Also, what is #Johnson's record on voting to shut down the #government? Is he now in charge of keeping it running after voting to shut it down? #Media, do better!
Adam Bienkov at Byline Times, with a good rant about not only Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (as I like to call him), but the whole system he's part of.
"It is not, as some are now trying to persuade us, that Johnson was somehow an unfortunate aberration of our political system. He was, in fact, a tragic encapsulation of everything that is wrong with it."
"In his most recent annual financial disclosures, released last year, #Johnson (R-La.) reports no assets at all.
There are no retirement accounts, no money-market funds, no stocks, no crypto, not even a basic checking or savings account. Even more peculiar, his disclosures have never listed any checking or savings accounts on any of the forms he has filed going back to 2016, the year he was elected to Congress."
Really good point. I was so distracted by the revolting inappropriate boundary issues, I didn't even think of #infosec issues.
Via M&M Enterprises
"Mike #Johnson and His Son Monitoring Each Other’s Porn Intake Is Worse Than You Think"
“A US Congressman is allowing a 3rd Party tech company to scan ALL of his electronic devices daily and then uploading reports to his son about what he’s watching or not watching, who else is accessing that data"
Just Us Being “Good Stewards of the Taxpayer’s Resources”
A nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office report found the bill would add $26 billion to the deficit
Johnson defended his plan in a Sunday interview with Fox News’ Shannon Beam. “We weighed priorities and said, ‘It is more important to protect Israel than to hire more IRS agents,’” he said
"ChristoFox in the Henhouse"
"Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid"
Me: "So you believe adulteress women should be stoned to death?"
Me: "Rapists should be forced to marry their victims?"
MJ: "No. That's the Old Testament."
Me: "So, New Testament only? Render unto Caesar? Feed the poor? House the homeless? All anti-gay claims are #Leviticus."
I don't think anyone has challenged MJ on his ludicrous statement. He's what's known as a #CafeteriaChristian.
Everybody knows that this bill is dead on arrival, but they pushed it through anyway — know, they hate abortion.
They delivered it nonetheless, and they would rather see it die in the Senate or in the White House.
Despite testimony from #Austin & #Blinken that #Russian aggression in #Ukraine and #Hamas attacks on #Israel are interlinked, and despite warnings from #McConnel & #Collins that we need a combined package for Ukraine and Israel, Johnson birthed a bill that cleaves Ukraine out.
Either the bill will die in the Senate, or it will face a presidential veto, if it still has any life in it
What's worse, it reveals #US Far Right's pusillanimous stance on US and World Security.
Despite his pledge not to “abandon #Ukraine,” he had nothing for #Ukraine to defend itself from #Russia and prevent Russian revanchism from expanding westward where it'd draw direct confrontation with #NATO and #US.
With his "trollish ploy" exposed, Johnson "played dumb". What he described as "bifurcating", I'd describe with a similar-sounding word "bi-fckd" that means "shafted from both ends."
#HelenMacNamara says women became ‘invisible overnight’ and criticises #Johnson’s failure to challenge ‘#misogynistic language
#Covid19 #ToryPoliciesInAction #ToryInhumanity
Well this seems extraordinarily fishy.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/does-new-speaker-of-the-house-mike-johnson-have-a-bank-account #johnson #mikejohnson #uspol
Thought my opinion couldn't be further lowered of shit-stirring, climate denying, russian roubles infested, covidiot, quackAnon, queer-bashing, misogyny & racism Neanderthal muck spreading fake news channel, kkKGBnews.
Yet as #UK covid enquiry hears how Blojo saw killing the vulnerable, immuno-compromised & (his voters) elderly as best option during his premiership, the worst UK "News" channel offers presenting job to lying sack of shite,
Former adviser tells inquiry of ‘low point’ in #pandemic response, saying then-PM was ‘extremely distracted’'
Does New Speaker of the House #MikeJohnson Have a Bank Account?
“Over the course of seven years, #Johnson has never reported a checking or savings account in his name, nor in the name of his wife or any of his children, disclosures show. In fact, he doesn’t appear to have money stashed in any investments, with his latest filing—covering 2022—showing no assets whatsoever.” #gop #maga
Boris Johnson said Covid was ‘nature’s way of dealing with old people’ | openDemocracy
Boris Johnson ‘Prioritised Views of Telegraph Over the Science’, his Director of Comms Tells Inquiry – Byline Times
Obviously #Cummings worked for #Johnson and ended up loathing him, but I am curious as to why he seems to steer clear of saying anything damaging about #Sunak who after all was the Chancellor and neighbour of Number 10 throughout the #Covid period. He was in charge of the Treasury, the most powerful arm of government…and let’s not forget #EatOutToHelpOut
Now proclaim horror at his #unsuitability for office, as his once cheerleaders are taking turns at sticking the 🔪 in.
Aaaand there it is. The House Speaker is owned by Russia.
Granted, MyKevin was owned by those owned by Russia (Gaetz, Greene, Qbert).
The Face of Republicans vs. Reality of Republicans
The Republican party splashed whitewash over their party once more, trying to hide their true agenda.
However, New Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has a proven track record of.....
*Abhors same-sex marriage.
*States abortion is forbidden and never mentioned in the Bible (neither is the cell phone, does that mean we throw them away?)
New House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) was paid $30,000 by Liberty University last year for teaching an online course.
by Sara Dorn for @Forbes
#CovidEnquiry "bollocks" was #Johnson's description of a long #Covid report, while 'terrible tragic joke' was Simon Case's description of Tory Govt performance re Covid Crisis All this begs questions re boundaries between thoughtless & criminal behaviour. https://tinyurl.com/yyhs89ma #RejoinEU #ToryCorruption
#BBCNews - #Covid Inquiry focuses on government as stakes rise
Decisions made by #Boris #Johnson , his government and his team of scientists in the early days of the #pandemic are to come under intense #scrutiny as the second part of the #CovidInquiry begins.
So it appears that the #Tories have managed to find a PM that is #Johnson & #Truss combined in #Sunak. He is a #liar like Johnson & #incompetent like #Truss...AND they still don't like him? I wonder why that could be???
Northern Ireland we have another option...let's talk about taking it?
Amazing news: remember Gloria #Johnson, who stood with Justin Pearson & Justin Jones, the only two #Gen Z-ers in the #Tennessee state legislature, when they got expelled?
Well, Gloria is planning on running for #US #Senate against Marsha Blackburn in 2024. Republicans should be scared.
Polls have opened in three #parliamentary seats where byelections are being held
it is a major test for the ruling UK conservative party - #Byelections triggered when MPs leave their post between election cycles:
Ex PM #Johnson 'stood down to avoid being suspended over a report that found he misled MPs over #Partygate. #Adams quit after being passed over for a peerage. #Warbuton quit after being investigated over claims of harassment and drug use'.
"#Starmer lied to become #Labour leader and has lied ever since. He is, regretfully, about as trustworthy as Boris #Johnson as a result. In fact, he may be worse. I am almost inclined to think Johnson was sufficiently detached from reality to not know how often he lied. Starmer is lying quite deliberately" – @RichardJMurphy
Government security experts trying to establish if they can stop the iPhone erasing itself if passcode is wrong'
Mr. Brexit... and his buddy Putin.
"Nigel Farage's Аccounts were Closed after it was Revealed the Russians were Paying him"
The responsibility lies for this mess goes while beyond the #Brexit Zealots of 2016. This mess has been 40 years in the making!
Seven years ago today - a bunch of liars, cheats and con-men convinced enough people mainly in England if we are being honest to vote for a disastrous act of self own.
I voted Remain because we in Northern Ireland knew exactly what it meant for us, if we left the EU for the delicate balance that had been found here!
That vote destroyed the
By Dr Hannah White