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Some, in the Sunday Times think he'll get away:

Offered without comment, since I'm not familiar with the current political mood in England.

by Bernard on Sun May 2nd, 2021 at 08:00:32 PM EST
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I think it's a good piece. For some, especially on the left and far right, politics is a morality play, and the good guy wins. But most people are losers and have no chance of winning if they play by the rules. So they admire someone with the chutzpah to try and wing it breaking all the rules. It's what they would do if they had the chance. For them, politics is also an entertainment not to be taken too seriously. Someone who can be entertaining is to be preferred to the wonk (aka Gove) who may be hard working and mostly right, but is also as boring as hell and no fun to be with. Many people can imagine enjoying a pint with Boris. Starmer or Gove? Not so much.

Of course there will be a price to pay for electing the entertainer. But most people don't make the connection between food banks and Boris' antics. When the UK economy implodes it will always be somebody else's fault. The remoaners, probably, or a vindictive EU. Those Scottish backstabbers or the terrible Irish. Most people don't take full responsibility for their actions. Boris represents them perfectly. Unless its you queueing up at the food bank.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun May 2nd, 2021 at 10:41:57 PM EST
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They're both right and wrong.

Billionaires are the pipers, the Tory party in Westminster, let alone the voting public, are merely the functionary monkeys who dance to the tune played.

So the viewpoint of the hearty yeomanry of Doncaster is entirely irrelevant. This is a war in the air between the billionaire supporters of TWBJ (the Barclay bros, tax exile owners of the Telegraph) and the billionaire supporters of Gove (Rupert Murcoch, Dark Lord of the rest of the media).

The stories in the press are not about affecting electoral performance, that's irrelevant cos that's just a popularity contest with the paups. They're about determining whether the billionaires will persevere with TWBJ as damaged goods, or move to Gove as a clean-ish pair of hands.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon May 3rd, 2021 at 11:46:19 AM EST
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