The article featured below is a well written piece from Middle East Eye, which we recommend for more interesting articles.
We are featuring it because it addresses the subject of “what the heck is going on with Boris Johnson?” whose premiership is rapidly descending into farce and who may well go down in history as he most disastrous PM the country has ever had.
In our view, the article alludes to at least some of the answers, although we doubt whether it is complete in explaining how Johnson came to be the front man for what has amounted to a coup hiding behind the smoke screen of a fake pandemic.
His government’s promotion and presentation of the supposed epidemic is so riddled with obvious falsehoods, misrepresentations and illogical nonsense and its “handling” so destructive of the country, we have reached a point where support for the gang of venal nation wreckers masquerading as our government is evaporating fast. It has reached the point where only the most venal of the MSM or servile of the citizenry remain on board with the fakery and deception.
The madness embraces not just Johnson but a team of equally inept players – the dishonest, manipulative Health Secretary Hancock being a case in point. And it does not apparently stop at their handling of the COVID19 psyop but extends to other issues of national governance as the article alludes.
The Prime Muppet’s worrying behaviour also predates COVID. It embraces his bypassing of Parliamentary Democracy over Brexit and his bizarre anti-Russian warmongering when Foreign Secretary as well as his flouting of international law.
Having left the EU, the nation’s fortunes depend upon it having wise and steady hands at the tiller as we rediscover self governance. Give that wise and steady hand there is no reason we cannot make a success of our independence but that is not what we have. We find ourselves managed at the worst possible time – perhaps calculatedly so – by a faction that is in essence a subversive enemy of the nation infiltrated into the highest echelons of our governance from whence it can inflict the most damage without war ever having to be declared.
For sure, these men are the stooges and behind them lie whoever or whatever has steered then into such catastrophic and mendacious stewardship of the nation.
Who or what are those influences, the master criminals working the strings of men unfit to run a parish council let alone an entire nation?
We do not yet know for sure.
The current crew of stooges will not last. My prediction is that Johnson at least will be gone by Christmas but we simply MUST be alert to the fact that whatever replacements are manoeuvred into position, while the puppet masters remain undiscovered and un-removed, the internal sabotage will continue.
This would be a shame because we have the potential to build something quite special on these islands, given the national management of honest men who are not working against us in the guise of help.
Boris Johnson’s premiership is a calamity for Britain – and he knows it
by Peter Oborne
Twenty years ago, Boris Johnson hired me as political correspondent at the Spectator magazine. He was a joy to work for, a fine editor and a loyal colleague with the quickest mind I had ever encountered.
Over the last few months I have found myself trying to reconcile the exhilarating and generous individual I knew so well back then with today’s prime minister of Britain.
A prime minister who shamelessly lies to parliament, who misled the Queen over the prorogation of parliament, who wages permanent war on the independent civil service and who turned his back on Britain’s international obligations by pledging to tear up his own Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.
It’s impossible to equate the editor of the Spectator 20 years ago and today’s British PM.
How did Johnson of the Spectator turn into the man who trashes Britain’s reputation by ripping up international agreements?
It’s as if we are talking about two different people. Johnson of the Spectator stood up for the rule of law, for British institutions, for the union, for the international order and for the honest politics which as prime minister he daily subverts.
Back then he had a sophisticated understanding of policy – one which disdained simple solutions. We would have lucid discussions of complex issues, either in weekly conferences or at the famous Spectator lunches.
Boris was sunny, liberal, optimistic and pragmatic. So how did Johnson of the Spectator turn into the man who trashes Britain’s reputation by ripping up international agreements?
I acknowledge Middle Eastern readers will have allowed themselves a hollow laugh by this stage, given Britain’s record in the region. The betrayal of the Arabs after World War One. The invasion of Iraq. The abuse of the UN Security Council resolution in Libya. The extraordinary rendition and torture. A blind eye to Israel’s violations of international law and being complicit in Saudi war crimes in Yemen.
Never before has there been a situation where a cabinet minister has flagrantly stated on the floor of the House of Commons that he knew a course of action was unlawful, but that he was going ahead to do it anyway.
Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, did just that this week when he confirmed that a new bill to override the Brexit withdrawal agreement “does break international law in a specific and limited way”. Even former prime minister Tony Blair had to produce a statement from his attorney general pretending that invading Iraq was legal.
This new policy of flagrantly breaking the law shatters our reputation. Why would any country ever sign a document with Britain again? Only yesterday Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was lecturing Iran that it must abide by international law and “comply with its nuclear commitments & preserve the JCPOA”. Farcical.
What stinking hypocrisy from the British foreign secretary. And immediately picked up by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who took aside the wretched Raab to inform him that the UK’s proposed breaching of the Withdrawal Agreement was “unacceptable”.
Earlier this year, Britain condemned Iran’s detention of the British ambassador in Tehran on the basis of international law. We used international law to condemn Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, and the attacks on civilians in Syria’s Idlib. Yet Boris Johnson, an intelligent man, has gone ahead and deliberately trashed Britain’s reputation around the world. Why?
What follows is no more than informed speculation. No one can look into the soul of another human being and be sure about motive. But here is my own attempt at reconciling the inspirational editor I worked for two decades ago with the dishonest lawbreaker in 10 Downing Street today.
Who runs Britain?
Early last year Johnson entered into a bargain with Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings, formerly the organisers of the Vote Leave campaign. They would propel him to Downing Street, enabling him to realise his ambition to become prime minister.
In return Johnson would abandon the traditional Conservatism he supported at the Spectator. Cummings was installed in Downing Street as a “senior adviser” while Gove would run the government. I explained some of the elements of this arrangement in a Middle East Eye column in July.
Deep down, this Faustian pact makes Johnson miserable. Look at his recent photographs, and you can see the deep unhappiness in his eyes, which in recent weeks are starting to tell a story of private panic.
His government is a national disaster but, remember, it’s also a private tragedy for Johnson.
Johnson is scared. He’s destroying Britain. He knows it. As a highly intelligent man he will sense that history will damn him as one of Britain’s worst prime ministers. It’s not just Brexit. The Covid-19 crisis is worse, with his government sending out chaotic messages and overseeing the worst death toll in Europe.
In the words of the Daily Mail, one of the prime minister’s biggest backers, “the government’s approach seems bewilderingly confused. Stay at home. Go back to work. Stay alert. Don’t mix with more than six people. Eat out to help out.”
The Conservative Party may in due course act to remove Johnson, as it has done before with leaders far better than him
Johnson won’t last. He may go of his own accord, though Gove and Cummings will fight to keep him. That’s understandable. He’s their tool and their only route to power, so he serves their purposes.
The Conservative Party may in due course act to remove him, as it has done before with leaders far better than Johnson. One way or another he will go. Times are far too serious now for Johnson’s trademark brand of cheery rascality and empty ebullience.
Fear, anxiety, and actual suffering are much more widespread, while economic disaster and national disintegration loom. The nation will want a sober leader at this grave and terrible time.
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