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    I see in the news today that Boris has been reselected for his seat in Ruislip, apparently he was told that he should take a safer seat elsewhere, but says he will stand in his old seat. he had a majority of 7000 last time, so we will see what happens there. General election not far away really.
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    Considering the nature of his demise and that there is still potential for more sanction if he's found to have misled parliament, if he had even an ounce of integrity he'd slip away quietly into near obscurity, undoubtedly taking on the usual directorships and consultancies from his Tory supporting pals in big business (as is the usual form), the income from which would eclipse his salary as PM.
    But no, he obviously still sees himself as relevant.

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    Jim, he,s not doing too badly, the reports say he has earned well over a million pounds on the lecture and talks circuit since losing his job as PM.
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    Well, if I had the choice, I'd have him back in tomorrow. Not that he's been a great politician, but he's been the best of a bad bunch, and I cant see anyone else doing anything better for the people.
    Yes he's been "naughty", but haven't they all? If mobile phones had been around when Churchill was running things, I bet he'd be worse, as would the rest of em. The partygate thing is purely a diversion.
    And that's from a lifelong socialist, that is, until Brexit was on offer.
    The only reason Brexit has been difficult, is because most of our politicians don't want it to succeed. It's a pity we have no say about who gets the PM job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Kieran View Post
    Yes he's been "naughty", but haven't they all?
    The enormous problem we have with politicians in this country is that people simply shrug their shoulders and accept that.
    He lied to the public, lied to his own party, lied to the Queen and was fined by the police for breaking his own lockdown laws, notwithstanding that it remains to be seen if he misled parliament.
    Shouldn't we expect or indeed demand higher standards from those elected to public office?
    If we do not, then it's never going to get better - only worse.
    As far as I am concerned when it comes to politicians it should be a case of 1 strike and they're out the door automatically and then banned from public office for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim R Christie View Post
    The enormous problem we have with politicians in this country is that people simply shrug their shoulders and accept that.
    He lied to the public, lied to his own party, lied to the Queen and was fined by the police for breaking his own lockdown laws, notwithstanding that it remains to be seen if he misled parliament.
    Shouldn't we expect or indeed demand higher standards from those elected to public office?
    If we do not, then it's never going to get better - only worse.
    As far as I am concerned when it comes to politicians it should be a case of 1 strike and they're out the door automatically and then banned from public office for life.
    If your suggestion of ONE STRIKE AND YOUR OUT WAS APPLIED TO US ALL .....THERE WOULD BE NO BUGGER IN ......ffs DONT GET CARRIED AWAY MAN.......R683532 Cappy

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    I fully agree with 'one strike and you are out'. In many other occupations with much less responsibility to the public and even more, the public purse, then any infidelity and/or breaking of the rules results with an enquiry and summery dismissal and watch that the door does not hit your a**e on the way out. Many jobs that involve the safety of work coleagues or the health of the public or the environment have police and other records swept before a successful recruitment process. So why should an infraction by the holder of biggest job in the land be any different?

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    All the things I've heard about being "breaking the law" are trivial little naughty moments. He was grassed up by his own people on all occasions, in attempts to oust him, and succeeding in putting the bigger, more clever thieves and bandits in command. His stance on Brexit was too much for most Tories, who followed his every move with a mobile phone. If they'd do that kind of thing to their own, just imagine what crap they'd do to us plebs.
    I would normally vote Labour, but they all seem the same creepy types as the Tories.
    Next time I vote it'll be a protest vote, but as I live in a safe Tory seat, it'll all be to no avail.
    If we look back over the last few decades, we'll remember the dodgy road building MPs and the likes, creaming off our money for themselves.
    At least we can still discuss this kind of thing in the UK, for now anyway. We should call it "The Cummings, and goings of UK bollotics"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph knowles View Post
    i fully agree with 'one strike and you are out'. In many other occupations with much less responsibility to the public and even more, the public purse, then any infidelity and/or breaking of the rules results with an enquiry and summery dismissal and watch that the door does not hit your a**e on the way out. Many jobs that involve the safety of work coleagues or the health of the public or the environment have police and other records swept before a successful recruitment process. So why should an infraction by the holder of biggest job in the land be any different?
    well why did you vote them in lol

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    #3 I wonder if he has paid back the 800,000 he got his mate Richard Sharp ,BBC Chairman to negotiate from his Canadian cousin was it?

    Think Boris needs to have a word with some of his PM predecessors.

    Blair is worth $60 million, John Major $50 million, David Cameron $50 million, Gordon Brown $15 million even Theresa May $5 million.
    Obviously Boris is doing something wrong.
    Perhaps if he had not been so fond of wedding cake and stopped breeding kids all over the place his finances would be in a better place.

    Old saying only breed what you can feed.

    Yes hope he gets relected one of the best comedians in the house of Commons.

    “He is a clown, a self-centred ego, an embarrassing buffoon, with an untidy mind and sub-zero diplomatic judgement.” So says his former deputy Sir Alan Duncan.
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