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July 07, 2022

Bye Bye Boris. I Hope We Will Never Hear Again Of You.

Yesterday I asked Will Johnson Finally Fall?. Today he did fall.

In total 51 officials had resigned up to that point.

Boris Johnson then tried to make a deal. He offered to resign as head of the Conservative Party but wanted to stay as prime minister until the conservative party meeting in October.

He was told that this was not possible.

The Economist made that statement by putting him on its front page:


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The deal is now the regular one. The clown has resigned as party leader. The party immediately starts the process to elect a new leader who is then asked by the queen to form a cabinet and to become PM. The BBC has the details:

Under the current rules, candidates need the support of eight Conservative MPs to stand. Once all the candidates have declared - if there are more than two candidates - Tory MPs will hold a series of votes until only two remain.
  • in the first round, candidates must get 5% of the votes to stay in the running (currently 18 MPs)
  • in the second round, they must get 10% (currently 36 MPs)
  • in the following rounds, the candidate with the least number of votes is eliminated
When two MPs are left, all Conservative Party members around the country - so not just MPs - will vote for the winner.
The timescale for each contest is decided by the 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, and the committee could vote to change the rules before the contest takes place.

A current poll says that party members would favor the current defense secretary Ben Wallace. But that does not mean they will get him as one of the two candidates to vote on as the MPs have the say over that choice.

Johnson may try to get someone elected who would look worse in office than he did. Liz Truss is a good candidate for that.

The process will be, as usual, a very dirty business - knives will be out to backstab certain candidates, deals will be made, favors will be promised and not be hold, people will be lied to.   

It may be that a new leader will change Britain's political direction towards a more sane one, at least with regard to sanctions:

George Szamuely @GeorgeSzamuely - 10:43 UTC · Jul 7, 2022

The "Putin brought down Johnson" theme isn't gaining traction, even though there is some truth to it. Johnson's disastrous and unnecessary intervention in Ukraine has helped trigger the economic crisis that has brought him down.

Then again we might see more of the same:

Boris Johnson @BorisJohnson - 17:00 UTC · Mar 6, 2022
United Kingdom government official

Putin must fail.

Embedded video

But I doubt though that we will see any change in the British backing of Ukraine's Zelensky as the pressure to do that comes from Washington DC.

On February 28, five days after the start of the war in Ukraine, I made a prediction:

The final intent of this economic war is regime change in Russia.

The likely consequence will be regime change in many other countries.

Boris is only the first of many to fall over the steep price increases the 'western' sanctions on Russia have caused.

And lets not forget the Assad curse which can now count another entry on its already long casualty list:

Boris Johnson calls Assad a 'monster' who needs 'decapitating' - Sky News, Apr 18, 2017

So its bye bye Boris. I hope I will never hear again of you.

Posted by b on July 7, 2022 at 13:20 UTC | Permalink

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Anyone expecting a change in direction from the UK as a consequence of this will be sadly disappointed.

Posted by: Phalanges | Jul 7 2022 13:27 utc | 1

I appreciate your intense dislike of the man but although he was an avid cheerleader I doubt that he was the prime mover of the sanctions policy which is clearly part of of a long-term scheme developed on both sides of the pond and zealously pursued on the continent to boot where many probably hate Boris as much as you do!

They are all fanatics adherents of the same suicide cult.

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 7 2022 13:29 utc | 2

When Russia started the special operation in the Ukraine, Nathaniel Rothschild screamed and demanded that British politicians stop Putin and Russia. Like the UK was ever going to stop Russia. The Rothschilds own and control England. BoJo was just following their orders and obviously failed.

This may be a make or break week for Europe. Supposedly, Russia is turning off all the gas to Germany in the next 5 or 6 days. Putin supposedly already signed the order. I don't see how Germany will survive. Dutch farmers have pretty much cut off supplying food due to Green mandates that lefty Dutch/EU politicians are enacting.

Posted by: Thomas | Jul 7 2022 13:31 utc | 3

These people never "die". Didn't Tony Blair just recently surface?

They will just change this dirty underwear for another . . . dirty underwear!

The day the UK, the US and Israel DIE, that will be a glorious day fir humanity!

Posted by: Sam Smith | Jul 7 2022 13:34 utc | 4

I am afraid it is another point for the liberasts despite the inner satisfaction and hope for not seeing him around.

Posted by: Aleks | Jul 7 2022 13:35 utc | 5

Boorish Johnson was just a rubber stamp and colonial administration official. The colonial master in Washington will continue to set all the agenda.

Posted by: Biswapriya Purkayast | Jul 7 2022 13:37 utc | 6

Let's see if policy changes. The rest is just theatrics.

The thing that got Boris elected was his flair for getting attention.

When his personal character became too much to bear, under the bus he goes, now it's time to find another persona to flog the top-down policies that are wrecking the world, east and west, north and south.

As for "regime change" here in the U.S., I'm not seeing good prospects for that yet. Still way too much jingo and propaganda, and the pain level isn't nearly high enough yet to penetrate that fog. It seems like we're years away.

At the moment the social fights are more likely to effect "regime change", and those social fights are very helpfully diverting attention away from foreign policy (e.g. the rule the world plan). Not on the radar screen here.

Posted by: Tom Pfotzer | Jul 7 2022 13:38 utc | 7

Boris Johnson was the right man at the right place at the right time. He did an exemplary job of advancing the policy of his class patrons.

He was funny.

Now I think something darker this way comes.

Posted by: too scents | Jul 7 2022 13:43 utc | 8

Let's see if policy changes.

Posted by: Tom Pfotzer | Jul 7 2022 13:38 utc | 8
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For that you have to get rid of the British monarchy...get rid of the mascot...

Posted by: ostro | Jul 7 2022 13:48 utc | 9

The majority of the UK general public have no idea what is truly happening in Ukraine and what led us to this point so to say people are going against the leaders us not true. In my view this is just a change of the old guard to the new and all that has been trust upon the country will go down with Boris, only for the next chosen one to thrust more onto the blinkered population.

Posted by: Mac_408 | Jul 7 2022 13:52 utc | 10

I wonder how EU countries will survive the winter, most of the population is too coddled and is unlikely to actually do something as they will be told that the suffering is necessary to stick it to Putin

Posted by: kalton | Jul 7 2022 13:56 utc | 11

That was a nice memento by The Economist. This ought to be his theme song.

Posted by: Maracatu | Jul 7 2022 13:57 utc | 12

Thomas: Doing a research piece and need a citation for Nathaniel Rothschild's demands to stop Russia and Putin. Important.

Posted by: Richard | Jul 7 2022 13:57 utc | 13

Is that THE Ben Wallace, reported here and elsewhere of late, who has a hate on Russia that burns like the sun? :D But I just had my fireworks show a few days ago! You mean, Monty, we can make a deal and I get to see what's behind door number three as well? ^.^

Posted by: whenDallasdreamt | Jul 7 2022 14:00 utc | 14

The majority of the UK general public have no idea what is truly happening in Ukraine and what led us to this point Posted by: Mac_408 ... Absolutely true, because they believe the BBC/SKY/GB NEWS et al 99%. It is sad when Welsh communities have Coffee Mornings for Ukraine and Children's dance groups hold a banner 'For Ukraine' after a routine at a school's concert. Maybe we can excuse 'the kids' for having no idea of the US/NATO media blitz but as for their Mum's and Dad's - sad. Tragic. Oh, and tonight, not far from Cardiff, an art group's theme for the adults will be a collage of Ukrainian symbols and sights.

Posted by: Geraint ap Iorwerth | Jul 7 2022 14:01 utc | 15

@10 Ostro

I agree that the Royalty mascot has a lot of symbolic value, and strong emotional pull among the British populace. But, that mascot would be a cute little anachronism without the team behind the mascot.

We spill a lot of ink around here wondering who the "team" is. Bankers, Jews, Multi-generational Rich People Dynasties, former Slave Traders...it's a long list. Sociopathic, emotionally broken compulsive and highly intelligent. Whoever they are, those are the traits of the team behind the mascot.

What's needed is another team, with a different mascot.

We need a Smart Emotionally-Evolved Middle-Class People Team.

There are a lot of middle-class people, and surely among all them we can find a few highly intelligent ones, and out of that seed evolve a new Team.

Posted by: Tom Pfotzer | Jul 7 2022 14:02 utc | 16

Better and possibly more truthful headlines and bylines than "The Sun":

· Cabinet tries to swim away from propeller. (We ask three carpenters and a mechanical engineer for expert opinion).

· Announcing new season of "I will lie to you!" (Strictly dancing on ice in the attic).

· Sinn Fein Westminster majority predicted! (DUP duped).

· "Bring Boris Back!" (Turkey, Russia, and US in custody fight over remains).

Okay the last one might be too close to something that could end up in print.

Posted by: Sunny Runny Burger | Jul 7 2022 14:05 utc | 17

Posted by b on July 7, 2022 at 13:20 UTC | Permalink

So its bye bye Boris. I hope I will never hear again of you.


No chance, he'll be on TV political quiz shows for the next 20 years.

Posted by: Hereward | Jul 7 2022 14:05 utc | 18

That was a nice memento by The Economist. This ought to be his theme song.

Posted by: Maracatu | Jul 7 2022 13:57 utc | 13

Brilliant!

Posted by: Iain | Jul 7 2022 14:05 utc | 19

“And I know our future together is golden” or something to that effect to conclude Johnson’s speech.

https://ca.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/985777/gold-is-up-by-significantly-more-in-sterling-than-in-dollar-terms-but-that-s-not-necessarily-good-news-for-anyone-985777.html

“But whereas the US gold price has struggled to go further higher than those 2011-2012 peaks, the sterling gold price breezed past the 2011 record in 2019 and then hit another record of over £1,500 in 2020 when covid was in full swing, the UK economy was tanking and the British government was borrowing money to pay the furlough wages of half the country.

So who’s winning the currency wars now?

Answer, emphatically the UK.

The only problem with that is that the economic landscape has changed once again. The bills are coming in for all that quantitative easing, and they are being paid in inflation. All of a sudden a weak currency is no longer desirable because it only serves to exacerbate inflation. And guess who’s got the strongest major currency around these days? – that’s right, the USA.

And it’s because of that that gold looks better right now in sterling terms than it does in dollar terms.”

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Jul 7 2022 14:07 utc | 20

b wrote

But I doubt though that we will see any change in the British backing of Ukraine's Zelensky as the pressure to do that comes from Washington DC.

Yes and no.

The official UK foreign policy on Ukraine will not change due to the need to keep consistent with the UK's true master, but I sincerely doubt the succeeding "leader" is going to be anywhere remotely as rabid as Boris Johnson.

Among other reasons: a continuation of BoJo rhetoric and policies would reinforce the ongoing confidence failure.

It is notable that Sunak's and Javid's resignation letters point to something other than foreign policy:

Sunak

Our country is facing immense challenges. We both want a ow-tax, high-growth economy, and world class public services, but this can only be responsibly delivered if we are prepared to work hard, make sacrifices and take difficult decisions.

Javid

Given the unprecedented scale of the challenges in health and social care, it has been my instinct to continue focusing on this important work. So it is with enormous regret that I must tell you that I can no longer, in good conscience, continue serving in this Government.

...

We may not have always been popular, but we have been competent in acting in the national interest. Sadly, in the current circumstances, the public are concluding that we are now neither.

...

the country needs a strong and principled Conservative Party, and the Party is bigger than any one individual.

As I have been noting for many months: life in the UK is bad and getting worse due to energy and food costs.

This isn't going to turn around today - the worst of it is coming in later summer/fall when the first post-2/24/2022, fertilizer and diesel price jump crops start to hit the market.

Posted by: c1ue | Jul 7 2022 14:08 utc | 21

Hereward: Boris in a Mr Blobby suit hosting HIGNFY until the nuclear flowers bloom. They finally found a permanent new host.

Posted by: Sunny Runny Burger | Jul 7 2022 14:11 utc | 22

Take Jeremy Hunt at 14-1.

Posted by: bevin | Jul 7 2022 14:23 utc | 23

Posted by: too scents | Jul 7 2022 13:43 utc | 9

Boris Johnson was the right man at the right place at the right time. He did an exemplary job of advancing the policy of his class patrons.


That's not true. Boris was the front man for Domonic Cummings. It was Cummings who organised the winning Brexit campaign and kept Johnson in line until he was forced out of the Number 10 office by Mrs Johnson (aka Princess Nut Nut, aka Carrie Antoinette). Boris then showed his true colours in the way we've all grown to love and despise.

Posted by: Hereward | Jul 7 2022 14:26 utc | 24

Adios, BJ.

Repeating from yesterday - policy might not change, but it might still do some good, just to discourage repeats of the personality type in the future.

The clown act is itself a con. By extreme informality there is an implication, inspiring hope for some, not of competence in the usual sense, but at least a populism that might transfer something of substance to those who've been let down by the system in the past. As usual, it's been a cheap trick.

Anyway, he's out of there. Taking the blame for the mismanegement of Brexit, Covid, and potentially the Ukraine-energy-inflation crisis (if EU leaders wish take advantage of this gift they don't deserve).

Posted by: ptb | Jul 7 2022 14:29 utc | 25

Hmm apologies for bad tidings but I suspect both Truss and Wallace could easily end up being more belligerent rather than less.

The Boris persona was/is a jolly philandering opportunist ready to have a laugh at his own expense, an expert at deflection with some charm or comedic effect and there doesn't seem to be any available replacement that will stand a better chance at making the script seem less rancid.

Was Boris a British Yeltsin? Regardless he's not naming any successor.

Posted by: Sunny Runny Burger | Jul 7 2022 14:33 utc | 26

Singing in the streets:
Bye Bye Boris, good bye
Bye Bye Boris, no one will cry….
https://twitter.com/MarieAnnUK/status/1544970573100507137

Posted by: Melaleuca | Jul 7 2022 14:36 utc | 27

BoJo the Clown was a very useful idiot for the American Atlanticists and will be properly rewarded as have Blair, Obomber, the Clinton Gang, Brandon, etc etc.

UK is almost the 51st state, vying with Israel, and the EU has almost been economically sealed off from the East. Mission accomplished for Blinkin and Nod, along with the rest of the Kagan Crime family.

The Masters of War are also pleased, as the pseudo left in the US Congress has been forced to kneel before the mighty reapportionment and pay homage to the Gods of War to the detriment of their “constituents”.

Above all the US media has proven the value of continuous respondent conditioning on an overworked, terrorized sheeple. Remember: do not think rationally, only emotionally and tribally.

Let the profit gouging continue, unhindered.

Victory is served.

Posted by: Michael.j | Jul 7 2022 14:39 utc | 28

Very civil, b.

Here is some UK Outrage by Jonathan Pie.

https://youtu.be/lKrLBPmRsrM

Posted by: imo | Jul 7 2022 14:48 utc | 29

Going back to my ID on other sites as I note there is another Thomas posting:

Just an aside:
It is hard to imagine how far the "leadership" has fallen, e.g. clown johnson, dentia biden, european airheads, incompetent/radical germans, rothchild lapdog macron.

Incompetence is a feature, corruption is a feature, lying 24-7 is a feature, attacks on economy, farmers,rabid anti-putin/russia all features.

Where is the evil power center pulling the strings on this unmitigated disaster. Klaus Schwab??? Soros??? Gates and covid fraud???

Posted by: Taras77 | Jul 7 2022 14:54 utc | 30

Ahah, Boris VS Putin.

Posted by: alaff | Jul 7 2022 15:01 utc | 31

Just to follow up on previous comment:

The "bench" in the UK to replace johnson does not look promising: Liz Truss? (gad, people fall on the floor in hilarity; "sir" starmer, again, not a confident solution;

The same in the us: after biden, harris? (gad, again, people fall on the floor in hilarity and panic), hilary, no,no,no, trump, no,no,no.

There is just no bench in uk or us.

Posted by: Taras77 | Jul 7 2022 15:03 utc | 32

der Buntergang

Posted by: Browser | Jul 7 2022 15:04 utc | 33

#4

I don't think so. There will be the usual yearly maintenance windows of 10 days or so, after that the gas will flow again.

I could totally understand if Russia stopped shipping gas to countries who openly say that they want to destroy Russia. But I doubt Russia is unfriendly enough. I think they will continue to export their gas (what else to do with it?!) and earn a lot of money in the process, which they can use on the war and on developing their country.

The Russians also know that Russia will not be destroyed, and that sooner or later the angry people suffering in Europe will oust their moronic leaders, and then those people will remember that Russia never broke its promises and contracts.

Posted by: Nico | Jul 7 2022 15:06 utc | 34

A repeat!
...

It's a simple formula but funny:

Western leader: "Putin must go!"
Putin (cups ear): "Who must go?"
Western leader: "..." leaves post in disgrace
Putin: mocking laughter

https://thefreedomarticles.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/assad-must-go.jpg

Posted by: Browser | Jul 7 2022 15:06 utc | 35

Playing the embedded twitter video and hearing the clown talking makes me laugh out loud. I also agree that nothing would change in the UK policy, especially as regards the SMO in Ukraine. Because like the rest of Europe, the UK is a vassal of the USA. But it's fun to watch how the house of cards begins to crumble.

Posted by: Steve | Jul 7 2022 15:15 utc | 36

Posted by: Tom Pfotzer | Jul 7 2022 14:02 utc | 16
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Fair enough!
But, I'd like to see Britain broken/sunken during my lifetime. After that, its someone else's future. The multi-polar world would turn the rest of the world from Europe, former colonialists -- time to bring down Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, etc...

Posted by: ostro | Jul 7 2022 15:23 utc | 37

Richard | Jul 7 2022 13:57 utc | 14
“…>Doing a research piece and need a citation for Nathaniel Rothschild's demands to stop Russia and Putin. Important.”

Here’s what I did. And what I would have done if I claimed to be a “researcher”.
1/ Nathaniel Rothschild into a search engine.
2/ Find a twitter (multiple Nathaniel Rothschilds)
3/ Find one that seems to be “the” Nathaniel Rothschild
4/ Find shitload of sites: Nathaniel Rothschild letter to British Parliament
5/ Find it’s been officially declared fake news
6/ Find myself wondering. If it’s been officially debunked… it might be true?
7/ Over to you. The internet is a thing. Maybe learn to search engine, “researcher “ .

Posted by: Melaleuca | Jul 7 2022 15:26 utc | 38

RT reporting that Tories favor Ben Wallace to take over for old BoJo. Another clown at the helm, and one who recently claimed that video of himself speaking with Vovan and Lexus was ‘fake’. Britain continues to circle the drain, like a turd that just won’t go down the toilet.

Posted by: Caveman | Jul 7 2022 15:32 utc | 39

One thing that may have slipped your notice - that leads me to believe that BoJo's Ukraine stance may have played an important role in the BoJo fall.

The day before the resignations started, ArcelorMittal (erstwhile operator of the Azov steel plant in Mariupol) resumed shipments of steel to Russia (77,000 tonnes)

https://goodwordnews.com/arcelormittal-the-worlds-largest-steelmaker-resumes-deliveries-to-russia/

Posted by: Clonal Antibody | Jul 7 2022 15:33 utc | 40

The goal is to "permanently weaken" Russia. Regime change in Russia would by now already be the compromise.

Posted by: m | Jul 7 2022 15:41 utc | 41

It may be that Boris is a clown, but he is not a stupid clown. He knows pretty well what's coming to the island in the near future and he should be very glad that he got out of the act in time.

Posted by: Josh | Jul 7 2022 15:43 utc | 42

I appreciate your intense dislike of the man but although he was an avid cheerleader I doubt that he was the prime mover of the sanctions policy which is clearly part of of a long-term scheme developed on both sides of the pond and zealously pursued on the continent to boot where many probably hate Boris as much as you do!

They are all fanatics adherents of the same suicide cult.

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 7 2022 13:29 utc | 3

You are correct. Boris is not likely to have had an original thought in his head (either of them).

The way it works now is this. The CIA (MI-5/6), State Dept. (Foreign Office), etc., leak (dictate) the government policy to their stenographers (microphones) in the media. The general public laps it up. The politicians then parrot the public opinion polls say so that their popularity (electability) stays high.

The real question is who in MI-5/6 and/or the Foreign Office decided this was the time for Boris to go and why?

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Jul 7 2022 15:44 utc | 43

PS - A lot of people here seem to be of the opinion that Brexit was a "populist" rebellion against the establishment.

Yet all the Murdoch owned media were behind Brexit. Are they not establishment?

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Jul 7 2022 15:47 utc | 44

"So its bye bye Boris. I hope I will never hear again of you."

I actually do hope to hear of him again, but only when he makes a similar end as Gheddafi. Perhaps at the hands of the same dumdf#ck Nazis he armed in Ukraine, once they work out they were just used and betrayed as useful globalist cannon fodder. A knife in the bum ought make even an arrogant toff like Boris repent for his sins.

Posted by: Karmadafi | Jul 7 2022 15:52 utc | 45

Posted by: Thomas | Jul 7 2022 13:31 utc |...lefty Dutch/EU politicians are enacting.

The Dutch government wants to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide and ammonia. The Dutch government consists of a 4-party coalition. All of them are center-right-to-right.

Posted by: v | Jul 7 2022 15:55 utc | 46

Kremlin comments on UK PM resignation reports
Moscow says Boris Johnson’s dislike is mutual
https://www.rt.com/russia/558563-kremlin-comments-johnson-resignation/

The feeling of resentment between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Russia is mutual, the Kremlin said, amid reports that Johnson would step down as Tory leader and PM. He has since resigned from party leadership but not as PM.
“The government crisis [in Britain] is wide-ranging, we see that,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday.
Johnson tendered his resignation on Thursday after more than 50 senior government officials, including secretaries and ministers, resigned over disagreements with the PM.
“As for Mr. Johnson, he really doesn’t like us, and we [don’t like] him either,” Peskov said.
The British PM has been a strong voice for supplying Kiev with weapons and imposing sanctions on Russia over its military campaign in Ukraine.
Johnson released a statement last month, saying that “Ukraine is on a knife-edge and we need to tip the balance of the war in their favor.” 

Posted by: Melaleuca | Jul 7 2022 16:04 utc | 47

one clown down, one more in ukraine to go..

@ Opport Knocks | Jul 7 2022 15:47 utc | 43

that's a complicated question to answer..

Posted by: james | Jul 7 2022 16:06 utc | 48

He was a fool, a prevaricator, a lapdog of the empire, but at least he liberated the UK from the EU prison.

Posted by: Figleaf23 | Jul 7 2022 16:16 utc | 49

BoJo the Humiliation is gone. Now the next Humiliation will be installed by the Queen. Policy will remain the same, and another redecorating of #10 will occur. After reviewing the list of PMs since WW2's end, I don't see any stars yet many black holes beginning with Thatcher, everyone a Neoliberal Parasite. As with the Outlaw US Empire, what remains of the United Kingdom also requires a Revolution to vastly alter its system of government from the top down. That won't happen now but given the current direction that's very unlikely to change, it become more likely as time moves forward.

Posted by: karlof1 | Jul 7 2022 16:37 utc | 50

However much one delights in the mendacious, pompous oaf’s downfall, it’s easy to fall into the identity politics trap. Johnson, May, Cameron and whoever follows Johnson will continue to act in the capital owning class’s interests to the detriment of the overwhelming majority of the people. It will be more of the same.
Parliamentary action will change nothing. Zilch, nada fuckall.

Posted by: Vragtes | Jul 7 2022 16:44 utc | 51

Figleaf23 I'm not so sure he did.

Consider this; the main solution always seems to be to "give in" by not actually giving in and instead only pretend and to get away with as much as possible no matter what.

It is why there are hardly any political parties that can be thought of as true opposition in Europe and even when there are some or at least some few individual politicians they function in the same manner.

Hillary Clinton and the Democrats (among others I guess) called it or used to call it triangulation but it is not any kind of sincere compromise or simple ruse of maximizing appeal but instead the aforementioned tactic.

We live in mass manipulation societies with mass surveillance, it is used, it is gamed.

So if the current Brexit is "enough" then it could quickly be as good as dead if it isn't already ie. they already have their have ersatz excuses ready to achieve whatever they want. I support Brexit and national sovereignty but they are not enough and could never be enough.

If it has failed it did give a chance however small that has been squandered, so far.

Posted by: Sunny Runny Burger | Jul 7 2022 16:45 utc | 52

Boris Johnson's Downfall

Posted by: Norwegian | Jul 7 2022 16:46 utc | 53

Us Has Killed More Than 20 Million People In 37 Victim Nations ...
https://en.calameo.com/books/0047058440fb5f99a1e84

https://dailypost.ng/2017/02/06/exclusive-us-killed-13-million-people-since-end-world-war-ii-prof-galtung/

Deaths In Other Nations Since
WW II Due To US Interventions

https://countercurrents.org/lucas240407.htm

Posted by: Hannibal | Jul 7 2022 16:51 utc | 54

@Opport Knocks #43
The establishment is not unipolar on all things.
Furthermore, given the EU Commisson’s ongoing insanity: Does Brexit still look bad?
The UK at least has the legal right to ignore EU Commission diktats, even if they choose to adhere to them instead.
The same cannot be said for EU members.

Posted by: c1ue | Jul 7 2022 16:52 utc | 55

he was racking up "scandals" left and right ("partygate" seems to be the demarcation point between "what a silly dope" and "gtfo"). if it wasn't ukraine it would have been something else. see also: how they got so desperate to get rid of corbyn they came up with an inane and fictional narrative of "derp he hates joos derp".

the next PM will just be a less flamboyant twat. someone who continues the whoring without acting like the frat boy villain from an 80s movie. i'd also bet that when russia wraps up its operation there will be a bunch of headlines a la "bojo was RIGHT! putin WON because no unity! blame the LEFT!" or some such wank.

by then johnson will probably have a cushy job on channel 4 or something.

Posted by: the pair | Jul 7 2022 16:53 utc | 56

@the pair | Jul 7 2022 16:53 utc | 55

by then johnson will probably have a cushy job on channel 4 or something.

The Old School Tie: Peter Hammill

[Chorus]
Yeah, some start out as idealists –
Pretty soon they all cop for ideal careers
And a (Safe home) in politics
(A safe) Home in politics
A cushy job in politics
A cushy job in politics;
Oh, look at them run

Posted by: Norwegian | Jul 7 2022 17:20 utc | 57

Please please Ben Wallace? WTF is wrong with the Tory party? He'said another pompous liar. Sunak or Baker are the 2 best options for the country!

Posted by: Jo Dominich | Jul 7 2022 17:20 utc | 58

Ok, one down a few more to go. Who wants to bet wether Mark Rutte will be the next? And then Olaf followed by Draghi. That’s my sequence.

Posted by: Milos | Jul 7 2022 17:43 utc | 59

Tom Pfotzer | Jul 7 2022 14:02 utc | 17

Personnel is policy, to an extent. The values of an institution matter too, same as any other game modifies the behavior of its players.

The middle class are insufferable arrogant twits who think they have the right to reform society, and for that reason alone the class should be abolished, and definitely not elevated in any way.

Posted by: sippy the shot glass | Jul 7 2022 17:49 utc | 60

There will be absolutely no change here in the UK, regardless of which current party runs it.

General consensus is Liz Truss. Partially because she has that head school girl thing going, but more to do with her ability to read the Teleprompter without question.

However, Tories have a habit of electing the most surprising of choices. There's also the poison chalice thing going on. Whoever inherits #10 gets the approaching shit storm. It's not my fault won't go far when you've been in power for 12 years already

Posted by: Some Random Passerby | Jul 7 2022 17:50 utc | 61

Norwegian 58

I liked this:

The Russian embassy in the UK tweeted a Bloomberg headline from last month which quoted him as saying he planned to stay on as prime minister until the mid-2030s. “Something must have gone wrong,” the embassy’s caption above the headline said.

Posted by: ThusspakeZarathustra | Jul 7 2022 17:52 utc | 62

@Some Random Passerby | Jul 7 2022 17:50 utc | 62

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Truss cowardly hightailing it away from the G20 is sure to win her support in London.

Posted by: too scents | Jul 7 2022 17:56 utc | 63

@ThusspakeZarathustra | Jul 7 2022 17:52 utc | 63

Hehe, clearly that is true :-) The Russians like understatements I think :-)

Posted by: Norwegian | Jul 7 2022 17:58 utc | 64

Can anyone think of any current leaders in the West? Not placekeepers or office holders but leaders.

If not leaders how about senior level functionaries with basic competence?

Only roster I can come up with would include malign demons as Schwab, Gates, Musk, others who do not have or seek office. Trump sort of does act like a leader and followers line up behind him, he just isn't going anywhere.

Posted by: oldhippie | Jul 7 2022 18:04 utc | 65

"Sunak or Baker are the 2 best options for the country!"

Ha ha! they're all damaged or rubbish. The best option is an election, and another government, but the Tories won't vote for that, too many would lose their seat.

Posted by: laguerre | Jul 7 2022 18:06 utc | 66

The Comedian is sad that The Clown is gone.

'Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday called Boris Johnson by telephone to express his “sadness” over the British leader’s resignation as Conservative leader and impending departure as prime minister, Kyiv said.

“We all welcome this news with sadness. Not only me, but also all of Ukrainian society which sympathises with you a lot,” the presidency quoted Zelensky as saying, reiterating how grateful Ukrainians were for the British prime minister’s support since the Russian invasion.

Johnson has been seen as one of Ukraine’s most vocal and fervent supporters in the West.'

https://punchng.com/just-in-zelensky-expresses-sadness-at-boris-johnsons-departure/

Posted by: Hidari | Jul 7 2022 18:07 utc | 67

Johnson the wretch of a man, in his slobbering speech outside number ten, even though he was on the verge of getting the boot, proudly boasted that the UK was the first country to support (arm) Ukraine. Johnson told more lies than Trump and didn't blink an eye when telling them the mark of true Tory scumbag. They'll be many in England that will miss this nasty buffoon, only god knows why.

Posted by: Republicofscotland | Jul 7 2022 18:12 utc | 68

Posted by: Tom Pfotzer | Jul 7 2022 14:02 utc | 17

Any 'new team'depending on 'middle-class people' will be just the same and just as bad as the 'old team'. You need a do a bit of 'class analysis' based on reality, not wishful 'liberal' thinking.

Posted by: Jams O'Donnell | Jul 7 2022 18:16 utc | 69

"General consensus is Liz Truss."

Posted by: Some Random Passerby | Jul 7 2022 17:50 utc | 62

Have you no sensitivity? She might be supported by some Tories, but even feminists don't support her.

Posted by: laguerre | Jul 7 2022 18:16 utc | 70

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/politics/19125670/boris-johnson-tries-to-limp-on-until-october/#Echobox=1657211414-1

He resigned ... but trying to stay on until new PM
Pincer move coming from Conservatives and Tories

Posted by: crone | Jul 7 2022 18:17 utc | 71

Posted by: Jo Dominich | Jul 7 2022 17:20 utc | 59

"WTF is wrong with the Tory party?"

Are you insane? What is wrong with the tory party is the same thing that is wrong with most parties in the western world (including the UK 'Labour' party) - they have been captured by industry - BAE Systems, Boing, Lockheed-Martin, Bayer, Monsanto etc.

Posted by: Jams O'Donnell | Jul 7 2022 18:29 utc | 73

Posted by: Figleaf23 | Jul 7 2022 16:16 utc | 50

He was a fool, a prevaricator, a lapdog of the empire, but at least he liberated the UK from the EU prison.

Oh no, he didn't. He was always just a figurehead. A face people knew from his television appearances. The actual 'brains' behind the Brexit vote was Domonic Cummings.

Posted by: Hereward | Jul 7 2022 18:52 utc | 74

Posted by: Sunny Runny Burger | Jul 7 2022 14:05 utc | 18

Thanks, Sunny Runny! The Brit in me loves them all!

Posted by: juliania | Jul 7 2022 18:56 utc | 75

too scents | Jul 7 2022 17:56 utc

Party before country. There is a reason why the Conservative party is the world's oldest political party.

laguerre | Jul 7 2022 18:16 utc

Have to admit the thought of feminist Tories made me chuckle. Truss has been larping as Thatcher, and Thatcher had more between her legs than her male cabinet (maybe not Hesletine?)

Posted by: Some Random Passerby | Jul 7 2022 19:05 utc | 76

crone | Jul 7 2022 18:17 utc

Conservatives and Tories?

The name Tory comes from the Irish word Toruidhe or Toruighe (To pursue or hunt). There is another word that escapes me that is translated as brigand or robber.

All fit the Conservative aptly.

Posted by: Some Random Passerby | Jul 7 2022 19:10 utc | 77

Picture of Boris and Vladimir on my friend's website today (which I sent him, I think via MoA):

https://sitrepworld.info/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Your-time-is-up-Bojo-768x512.jpg

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 7 2022 19:12 utc | 78

Oh no, he didn't. He was always just a figurehead. A face people knew from his television appearances. The actual 'brains' behind the Brexit vote was Domonic Cummings.

Posted by: Hereward | Jul 7 2022 18:52 utc | 75

That may be true, but the exceptionally dramatic lead-in to the final passing of the Brexit referendum wish as expressed by the British people and blocked by the political establishment featured some of the most dramatic days in the House of Commons in its entire history and Boris was up to that advanced histrionic baptism of fire. Once he has stepped down and exited hopefully there will be a well produced documentary highlighting all the major speeches, twists, turns and high drama of that period.

So in my book he gets great credit for that performance which few others could have pulled off. But he went along with the covid inanity lock stock and both barrels and now with the Ukraine crimes so 'off with his head!' I say!

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 7 2022 19:17 utc | 79

Don't understand this article. Boris resigned as the Conservative Party leader. He's still the PM. He's not going anywhere, don't care if 500 ministers resign. In the UK the PM is the Queen's man. He doesn't represent parliament or the people.

Posted by: KBigg | Jul 7 2022 19:23 utc | 80

OK, looks like he also stepped down as PM. Good riddance!

Posted by: KBigg | Jul 7 2022 19:27 utc | 81

Posted by: Norwegian | Jul 7 2022 17:20 utc | 58

Major points for Hamill reference, although to him at his weakest:

Pawn Hearts and Vital are eternal.

Posted by: John Kennard | Jul 7 2022 19:32 utc | 82

Boris Johnson was too soft for evil English pirate nation who want a pirate leader. Though Johnson stole cebexzuakangold and Russian 300 billions, that was not enough.
He is made to go not for his crimes but for staging a party of his working staff!

All wars in Europe have been consequence of english plots to make two European nations (usually the two strongest ones) fight each other. Including 1st world war and then 2nd World War.
Gulf war was plotted by witch thatcher, first Iraq war by criminal tony blair- this Syrian war  again by english rats which borne their ugly child ISIS.
Tony Blair, who, when occupied Iraq, claimed that "we will become the British Empire again," meaning that he will occupy the rest of the world too!
Now the british are repackaging their dream as global Britain. Only when wars become unpopular, the english stop taking credit for that and let blame be placed on Jews.
and stupid people including hitler blamed jews while it was all along the english parasites who destabilise, plot and run the war (but those cowards do not fight in beginning-they come late to feast on already weakened enemy of the day.).

The english act like dog or heynas who gather a pack of anglosaxon 5 feral evil eyes and then manipulate to plot a war against somebody. Just like hyenas waiting for two strong lions (usually two strin european nations) and when those lion of nations (Germany, France, Russia etc) get tired then those heyena come over to feast on the kill that those lions had made in the first instance.
That is their modus operandi .
English have not won a single war (not even malvinas war) without help since Boer war in 1899 that too with all resources of colonies it was very very hard going.
Perhaps we should ask the British about how they interned Boer women and children in sickening concentration camp conditions where 30000 died of cholera and yellow fever and all to force the Boer menfolk off the battlefield.They used women and children as hostages in terrible conditions to slowly die,so as to force the Boer fighters to surrender who they could not defeat militarily.

Posted by: Soi | Jul 7 2022 19:48 utc | 83

@77 It's getting hard to distinguish between Conservative and Progressive these days. I think Boris was aiming for some kind of fusion.

Posted by: dh | Jul 7 2022 19:49 utc | 84

Germans are being forced to commit suicide by Americans because England wants usa to bankrupt and destroy Germany and Russia both. As it tried in 1st world war (plotted by Milner group) and 2nd World War.

In 2nd world war plotted by england to make Germany fight Russia and destroy each other, the Soviets lost 27 millions while Russia lost 20 million people but england and usa combined lost only 700 thousand people. All because 3/4th of German army fought on Eastern front and 80 percent of German causality was by the soviets. English, as usual were watching the war from side after putting light to the fuse.
Hitler’s Generals surrounded 300K Brits at Dunkirk, and were ready to finish the job, when Hitler stopped them, saying, 'we are not in the killing business !'
The Brits crow about Dunkirk which was a deliberate gift by Hitker to Brutish, as if it was an heroic act when it was a case of coward English fleeing from the enemy after getting permission to flee, given by Hitler.
Only Hitler's personal command to halt prevented Guderian's tanks and troops turning Dunkirk into an English  bloodbath. And as typical of the English cowards they fled tha battle field as soon as possible-hitler gave them 3 full days !  All because  vile coward liar  Churchill promised something to hitler only token resistance to  his ultimate aim-to destroy russia and (thus from brutish  point of view germans too.
First world war was also plotted by the english pirates trio of Cecil Rhodes, Curzon and Milner way back in 1899!

All wars in Europe have been consequence of english plots to make two European nations (usually the two strongest ones) fight each other. Including 1st world war and then 2nd World War.
Gulf war was plotted by witch thatcher, first Iraq war by criminal tony blair- this Syrian war  again by english rats which borne their ugly child ISIS.
Tony Blair, who, when occupied Iraq, claimed that "we will become the British Empire again," meaning that he will occupy the rest of the world too!
Now the british are repackaging their dream as global Britain. Only when wars become unpopular, the english stop taking credit for that and let blame be placed on Jews.
and stupid people including hitler blamed jews while it was all along the english parasites who l destabilise, plot and run the war (but those cowards do not fight in beginning-they come late to feast on already weakened enemy of the day.).

Posted by: Soi | Jul 7 2022 19:52 utc | 85

A very good article on the fall os Boris Johnson : https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2022/07/the-death-of-the-british-imperial-state/

Posted by: opereta | Jul 7 2022 19:57 utc | 86

"But I doubt though that we will see any change in the British backing of Ukraine's Zelensky as the pressure to do that comes from Washington DC."

I agree with the first part. The war will grind on thanks to continued western backing of Ukraine.
Disagree with the second part. When it comes to US-UK relations, the US hasn't been in the driver's seat since Clinton lost to Trump. Also, that hasn't changed with Biden, however hawkish and russophobic the Dems may be. A senile president, an imbecile for vice president, and clueless yuppies as Sec of State and NatSec advisor are simply no match for the Foreign Office and the Oxbridge-Eaton cabale. Fueling division on the continent, curbing European nations has been THE pillar of the Kingdom's foreign policy for centuries. It's just become much more prominent after Brexit. Just Don't. Let. The continental nations. Thrive on Russian gas, with Russia being another continental nation.

Posted by: Scotch Bingeington | Jul 7 2022 20:00 utc | 87

Now do Joe Biden!

Posted by: Cadence calls | Jul 7 2022 20:05 utc | 88

I saw BoJo as the Trump of the UK.

Trump didn't work out for the elite either.

Is there a UK version of Joe Biden coming soon to the UK?

Will the shit show continue without Boris? I expect so, unfortunately for the rest of us.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Jul 7 2022 20:11 utc | 89

I think the UK Conservative government is being 'pulled'.
Besmirching their curriculum vitae with a financial catastrophe would be terribly unfortunate.
Unlike 2008, this one wasn't easily predicted so Boris' teflon suit is off to the drycleaners.
I think Boris got the job as punishment for the Brexit error. He was 'Only supposed to blow the bloody doors off'. A thorough laundering through the talk show circuit should see him good as new; not a mark on him. Its always nice to have a spare, even if it's never used.

Posted by: Cyclops | Jul 7 2022 20:15 utc | 90

https://youtu.be/lKrLBPmRsrM

Posted by: imo | Jul 7 2022 14:48 utc | 30

An epic rant - thanks very much!

Posted by: farm ecologist | Jul 7 2022 20:17 utc | 91

Posted by: imo | Jul 7 2022 14:48 utc | 30

Thank you for the link. Such a treat to hear Jonathan Pie. Absolutley brilliant.

Posted by: Digital Spartacus | Jul 7 2022 20:29 utc | 92

Absolutely*

Posted by: Digital Spartacus | Jul 7 2022 20:30 utc | 93

Posted by: psychohistorian | Jul 7 2022 20:11 utc | 90

re.:BoJo as the Trump of the UK.

I think that GW Bush might be a closer match - another elite mediocrity who contrived a folksy, dimwitted persona while making life worse for the poor and middle class and promoting a completely unnecessary war. Trump, for all his faults, at least seemed like he hoped to curb US militarism...

Posted by: farm ecologist | Jul 7 2022 20:43 utc | 94

uess which head of government this refers to: the Clown; the Comedian; the Rothschilds man; the IMF man; Ms. 'keep voting until we win'; Fidel's son; let's go Brandon; Merkel's successor; the judo black belt chess master; the Baltic mouse that roared; the Nordic mice that roared; the Caliph wannabee;

Posted by: Neil Sutherland | Jul 7 2022 20:51 utc | 95

As Caitlin Johnson says, the likely outcome is that one sociopath will be replaced by another sociopath.

Posted by: Rob | Jul 7 2022 20:54 utc | 96

I just realized something: I don't really understand why the knives were out so much for Bojo. Is it simply just the Party Gate stuff? That seems a little much.
But if that's not it, then what was it? All these mass resignations over these relatively minor issues strike me as somewhat coordinated.
The whole thing feels rather strange.

But then everything has been feeling increasingly strange for some time now. In any case, it now feels like Pathocracy has officially arrived in the U.K.

Posted by: Scorpion | Jul 7 2022 21:24 utc | 97

How about this for a Bojo theme song? Although it could refer to pretty much anyone in the Western political class.

Bojo's role was to present an everyman facade that would appeal to disaffected working class voters while they kneecapped Corbyn (who actually had a working class agenda, however tepid). With Corbyn gone the MSM can suddenly remember that Bojo is a sleaze, and the "Extreme Centre" can appoint a more dignified puppet.

Posted by: S.P. Korolev | Jul 7 2022 21:32 utc | 98

Well it’s like the learning curve is a bit slow. Let’s hope the racist who want to send all Russians home in February this Tom Tugenhat becomes PM. He and Patel will give a good team to finish the rudiments of the former empire.

Posted by: Ted | Jul 7 2022 21:32 utc | 99

re Rob | Jul 7 2022 20:54 utc | 97
"As Caitlin Johnson says, the likely outcome is that one sociopath will be replaced by another sociopath."

I totally agree.
meet the new sociopath same as the old sociopath
one cannot hope for anything better, at this moment, in the leadership of the leading poodle of the US-centralized Empire of Lies

(p.s. her last name is Johnstone)

Posted by: michaelj72 | Jul 7 2022 21:49 utc | 100

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