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Yes, these kind of tactics come directly from "The Art of the Squeal" by an American Reality TV turned politician. Trouble is: it works only when you are in a position of strength and the other party can be easily intimidated. Someone's nose will get bloodied.
by Bernard on Wed Sep 9th, 2020 at 08:35:44 AM EST
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Eton has a culture of bullying, and some people never grow out of it.

But dictators are usually made of sterner stuff. Johnson isn't even good at bullying. He's too mercurial and too stupid to be good at it. A lack of strategic foresight combines with infinite self-regard to create - an empty suit, with a vapid grin and charisma that only works on the over 65s and selected elements in the UK's desperate underclass.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Sep 9th, 2020 at 11:22:06 AM EST
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