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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:30 PM

Boris Johnson attacks Labour in row over cancelled Trump visit

Source: The Guardian

Downing Street has accused Labour of risking relations with the US by saying Donald Trump is not welcome in Britain, after the president cancelled a visit planned for next month amid the threat of mass protests.

In a move that ties No 10 ever more closely to Trump, a Downing Street source supported a comment by Boris Johnson in which the foreign secretary condemned Jeremy Corbyn and the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, for opposing a presidential visit.

“The US is the biggest single investor in the UK – yet Khan & Corbyn seem determined to put this crucial relationship at risk,” the foreign secretary tweeted on Friday. “We will not allow US-UK relations to be endangered by some puffed up pompous popinjay in City Hall.”

While the tweet initially seemed to take No 10 by surprise, Johnson’s comments were later endorsed. The Downing Street source said: “Boris expresses himself in his own inimitable way – but we agree that any risk to the crucial US-UK relationship is not in our country’s best interests.”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jan/12/boris-johnson-attacks-labour-in-row-over-cancelled-trump-visit

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Reply Boris Johnson attacks Labour in row over cancelled Trump visit (Original post)
brooklynite Jan 2018 OP
dalton99a Jan 2018 #1
NurseJackie Jan 2018 #12
lagomorph777 Jan 2018 #2
pangaia Jan 2018 #3
maxrandb Jan 2018 #4
T_i_B Jan 2018 #9
Ken Burch Jan 2018 #5
T_i_B Jan 2018 #8
Ken Burch Jan 2018 #10
NurseJackie Jan 2018 #11
angrychair Jan 2018 #6
dawn frenzy adams Jan 2018 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:32 PM

1. A British traitor and an American traitor

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:15 PM

12. Truth!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:33 PM

2. Trump's going to destroy UK Conservatives the same way he's destroying US GOPutins.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:40 PM

3. Hey! Boris! Go suck a banana.

The USA and the UK will not have a problem if you open your eyes.

It ain't the USA that's the problem. It's the facsict, racist, oligarchs that are the problem starting with SHITHOLE!

I used to call him Fucking Moron. In fact, still do..

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 12:44 PM

4. Hey Boris! I've got your "Puffed up pompous popinjay" right the fuck here!!!!

He temporarily resides at 1600 Pennsylvania, AVE

Go fuck yourself sideways with a First Edition hard-cover copy of Atlas Shrugged you worthless piece of amphibian shit!

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:51 AM

9. If Boris Johnson wants to know that a "puffed up pompous popinjay" looks like...

He need only look in the mirror.

He's also wildly incompetent. If anyone else performed as badly in their job as Boris Johnson does in his they would be fired.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:03 PM

5. Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right to have fought to keep T___p out of the UK.

 

Jeremy has been fighting bigotry, oppression, greed, and the arrogance of those in power his entire life.

It's why he's a hero to the young and young-at-soul throughout the UK and in large parts of the rest of the world.

Jeremy's for peace, justice, human equality and a better world...and he knows a fascists must be stood up to.


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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 07:49 AM

8. More Sadiq Khan to be honest

President Fart does seem to have it in for Sadiq Khan for the heinous crime of being Muslim.

Thing is, he's a much better mayor then Boris Johnson ever was.

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:10 PM

10. Can't we just say it's both of them?

 

I'll grant that Sadig is a much better mayor than Boris-who wouldn't be, other than maybe Jimmy Goldsmith or the right-wing prat who turned his back on Khan at the declaration?

I respect the role Sadiq has played in this.

In the coverage over here in the states, they were giving much more emphasis on Corbyn's role.

They both played a role, and it would be a tragedy if this somehow got used in the pointless rivalry some have tried to create between them.



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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 06:35 PM

11. If it's not entirely true, then why phrase it like that?

Can't we just say it's both of them?
If it's not entirely true, then why phrase it like that?

In the coverage over here in the states, they were giving much more emphasis on Corbyn's role.
I guess it depends on one's sources. I have not seen what you're describing.

I respect the role Sadiq has played in this.
If that's true, then why try to de-emphasize his contribution. Or, why try to elevate someone else to his level. What good purpose does it serve to intentionally understate someone's contribution just to avoid acknowledging their achievements.

I'm just saying... the "participation trophy for everyone" philosophy may work in the preschool classroom, but it doesn't transfer well into real-life politics.

They both played a role, and it would be a tragedy if this somehow got used in the pointless rivalry some have tried to create between them.
No, the tragedy is when someone tries to create artificial and undeserved parity in order to avoid stoking some sort of "rivalry" ... but in the process, ends up doing the exact opposite.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:06 PM

6. Welcome

Welcome to trump’s new British lapdogs.

British people should hold them to task for subjugating themselves to trump.

To sacrifice your moral compass for money will make you neither moral nor wealthy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 01:44 PM

7. Trump and Boris

Two men's brains rotted by the too much blond dye.

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