Not even in Number 10 yet, the Washington files affair and Boris Johnson’s submissive relationship to Donald Trump should already get everyone question Johnson’s integrity and whether he is fit to be prime minister.




Boris Johnson, closer than ever from becoming the next Prime Minister, has repeatedly claimed to have a good relationship with Donald Trump and the White House in the last couple of weeks.

Boris Johnson at Manchester Airport, 9 July 2019. / The Guardian

When Trump became officially the new president of the United States, Foreign Secretary Johnson was quick to send his best wishes to his friend...

Boris Johnson, 20 January 2017. / Foreign Office

And thus, the former Foreign Secretary has shown no interest whatsoever in backing Sir Kim Darroch, the UK Ambassador to Washington, in the difficult time of the Washington leaks appearing in the Daily Mail this week, backing a thin-skinned Trump instead by remaining silent whilst the US President humiliated and insulted both Theresa May and the British Ambassador on Twitter.

Move on. There is nothing to see here...

Boris Johnson at Manchester Airport, 9 July 2019. / The Guardian

When Trump was “unfit” to be President.

This position, however, has not always been as it is today.

When in December 2015 Donald Trump, then-presidential candidate, called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, Boris Johnson called him “unfit” to be President.

Donald Trump, 7 December 2015. / BBC News

Trump then spoke to MSNBC and claimed that parts of Paris and London were “no-go areas” for police because of large Muslim communities.

“Look at what happened in Paris, the horrible carnage, and frankly... but Paris is no longer the same city it was.

“They have sections in Paris that are radicalised, where the police refuse to go there. They're petrified. The police refuse to go in there.

“We have places in London and other places that are so radicalised that the police are afraid for their own lives. We have to be very smart and very vigilant.”

Donald Trump, 8 December 2015. / MSNBC

Trump even received the backing of media mogul Ruper Murdoch.

But Boris Johnson, Mayor of London at the time, was not having any of it and told journalists:

“I think Donald Trump is clearly out of his mind if he thinks that’s a sensible way to proceed... you can’t ban people going to the United States in that way, or to any country.

“What he’s doing is playing the game of the terrorists and those who seek to divide us. That’s exactly the kind of reaction they hope to produce.

“When Donald Trump says there are parts of London that are ‘no go’ areas, I think he’s betraying a quite stupefying ignorance that makes him frankly unfit to hold the office of President of the United States.

“I would invite him to come and see the whole of London and take him round the city, except that I wouldn’t want to expose any Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump.

“If he wants to come to this city, we’ll make every efforts to show him the city and show him that he is talking complete nonsense.”

Boris Johnson, 9 December 2015. / The Independent

This is one of the many occasions when Boris Johnson has been showing opposite opinions publicly depending on what benefits his personal interests or his career. Another one was when he wrote two articles, one in favour and one against Brexit, in the run-up to the 2016 Referendum..

Trump’s pug.

In the same vein as when the FT asked back in 2007 whether Tony Blair was George Bush’s poodle, because of the relationship between the two leaders during the Iraq War, former Tory now-independent MP Nick Boles took to Twitter today to call Boris Johnson Donald Trump’s poodle.

Not even in Number 10 yet, the Washington files affair and Boris Johnson’s submissive relationship to Donald Trump should already get everyone question Johnson’s integrity and whether he is fit for high office.

Boris Johnson is a populist who will lead the country with the big lobbies’ interests in mind, crave for good opinion polls, and feed his British audience with Latin quotes, babbles, jokes and gaffes, whilst behaving as Trump’s pug, and selling off the UK’s sovereignty to the United States, once the 31 October 2019 Brexit deadline has been crossed.

So much for “taking back control”...

[Pugs have big personalities, are charming, enjoy socialisation, get along with children and are naturally protective of their owners. Pugs crave attention and affection from their owners too, and... they follow them around.]🔷





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