Could Boris be Fast Tracked Back in? Is This all Part of the Script?Thu 10:48 pm Europe/London, 20 Oct 2022 8
Boris Johnson plots his return as UK PM – media
The former British leader is reportedly pondering a political comeback now that his successor, Liz Truss, has resigned
Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reportedly plotting his return to power at 10 Downing Street, looking to replace Liz Truss after she resigned just 44 days after becoming his successor.
Several Conservative Party (Tory) lawmakers are already suggesting that Johnson be brought back as prime minister, according to reports on Thursday by the Times of London and other media outlets. Johnson, who is on vacation in the Dominican Republic, is contemplating whether to finish his trip as planned or “fly back and re-enter the political fray,” the Times said, citing unidentified sources.
Truss, who was previously the UK’s hawkish foreign secretary in the Johnson-led government, resigned on Thursday after her taxation and economic initiatives roiled financial markets and caused the British pound to plummet. She became the shortest-serving PM in UK history, breaking a nearly two-century-old record held by George Canning, who died after just 119 days in office.
The Tories plan to select a new leader by the end of next week, fast-tracking a process that took two months following Johnson’s resignation in July. The opposition Labour Party has called for an immediate general election. Britain’s last general election was held in 2019, when Johnson came to power. Given its majority in the House of Commons, the Conservative Party could delay the next general election to as late as January 2025.
The process of choosing a new Conservative Party leader could be completed by as soon as Monday because the Tories reportedly plan to consider only candidates who are nominated by at least 100 members of Parliament. That means there will be three candidates at most. If only one person gets the required number of nominations by Monday, he or she will become PM by default.
Johnson resigned under pressure following a series of scandals, including the Partygate fiasco, in which his office held alcohol-fueled parties at Downing Street and Whitehall during nationwide Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. However, even at the time he agreed to step down, Johnson was already contemplating another run for PM on expectations that his successor would be a “disaster,” the Sunday Times reported in July.
The new PM will inherit a slumping economy, the UK’s highest inflation rate in 40 years and public outrage at the Conservative Party. Truss’ successor will also take the helm amid an energy crisis that has been exacerbated by the UK’s support for Kiev in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
“Is this all part of the script?”
You can bet your bottom $ or even life on it!
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Truss/Sunak show was all theater.
A virtual retard like Truss as PM? Don’t insult my virtual intelligence.
Even Sleepy Joe has more street cred and that’s a quantum leap of blind faith, as in: better a senile old fool who needs a diaper changed thrice a day than a wannabe wallah bitch who has trouble counting to ten.
I’m sure TPTB kept the nuke launch codes well away from her in case Truss thought they were some form of Sudoku.
She somehow reminds me of a Homer Simpson moment where he’s walking down the sidewalk and sees the sign for a gym.
“What’s a GYME?”
Why is BoZo – real name Al Kumar Osman – on vacation in the Dominican Republic? Why not NYC where he was spawned?
I really do blush for the British electorate who tolerate this BS. Then again, the US electorate isn’t any better.
I’ve just kicked a chair over in frustration which went flying over the paws of wifey’s pet at that I love to hate.
The moth-eaten pussy sent me a deadly look but it usually does anyway when it’s not hiding from me. I don’t know why it’s so wary because it has nothing to fear from me apart from being throttled (again) if it invades my space once more.
It’s done it eight times already and has only one mRNA kill-shot left.
pet at(sic) = pet cat boringly called ‘Honor’ (as in Honor Blackman of Pussy Galore/Goldfinger infamy.
Phew she was nice though.
I’m left wondering what the Truss creature is going to do for the remainder of its miserable life.
She can’t (obviously) remain in parliament and will almost certainly not stand at the next and imminent GE which is as certain as night follows day and life becomes death.
It reminds me of an obscure political adage that ‘one is denied what one wants in politics and gets what one deserves’.
Another adage/proverb (Chinese/Japanese?) is that no one actually dies until the last person alive that remembers them also dies.
I particularly like that one.
A nice one Aldous, and I think you should leave your wife’s pussy alone., especially when thinking of Liz Truss. The two shouldn’t be thought of in the same? ..Think.
I never thought of Lizard Truss in this way Ian but I quite fancy waking up to her after what happened a while back.
I woke up after a day on the lash to see this feline git of wifey’s actually lying on my pillow like some sort of bad dream. It almost had its disgusting snatch in my face.
I suspect some parliamentary perverts would have been turned on by it and even tried to give it one. Cruelty to animals knows no bounds.
I wouldn’t ever want to hurt it though…just kill it.
A friend of ours had a cat which got slammed by a patio door. Lizard Truss could do with being slammed by one.
The cat (and Truss) was visibly misshapen by its encounter with wind-blown said door and walked a bit funny like it was drunk.
A bit like me I suppose.
I’m just waiting for the Sun to come up and crash into my usual downtown watering hole to settle my tab and continue the movement.
Life is a huge privilege.
Pissing down here at the moment and whenever I hear the rain hammering at the windows from now on I’ll be sure to think of the piss-pot that was Truss.
I hear that Sergei Lavrov has sent his condolences to Truss and invited her to join him and his missus and get away from it all for the weekend.
BIG problem is that Truss doesn’t not only know how to count to three but WTF Russia is.
I truss(sic) that Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov are reading or being passed on this stuff.
Would they like me to leave my home phone number?
I’ve got Lizard Truss’ email address if they like but I suspect they’re way ahead of me on that score. Russians are like that. Clever Dicks.
I actually meant clever Micks because of the Irish in me.
Take on the Ruskies at your peril.
‘Live with Russia or die with Russia’ is my motto.
I honestly can’t believe what is happening and what I and my forebears fought and often died for.