Tag Archives: The Spectator

Constant attacks on Boris Johnson are making his rivals look desperate

An excellent article by Peter Oborne discusses the vicious plot going on right now to get rid of Boris Johnson and many of the plotters are in the Tory party.  But unless you are on twitter all the time like me, you wouldn’t know that the Get Boris campaigns have been going on for yonks, even before Brexit.

Here are some of the rivals who have been trying to take down Boris,  one or two of them since before Theresa May became PM. They are waxing ever more desperate as they fail to achieve their goal. Continue reading

Boris Johnson is unafraid to challenge the US Prez if he believes he is wrong

Forget the fuming lefties, bitter Remainers and uncomprehending US journos.  Boris is loved by the British people.   He gave up a plum job in Cameron’s government to take the gamble of his life.  He fought for the rights of ordinary people in the EU Referendum and against seemingly insuperable obstacles,  he won. boriskindThe education Boris has had given him with a deep respect for the rights of ordinary people.   Cameron failed to achieve EU reform, our sovereignty was lost, the people could not vote out our EU lawmakers, so that,  for Boris, was the deal breaker. Continue reading

What does George Osborne have to do to get fired?

John Humphries asked the question in the title on Radio 4.  Osbo’s answer was of course prevarication.  Today, political commentator Andrew Neil tweeted the fascinating fact below.georgebudget4

UK current account deficit worst in peace-time since the Bank of England started collecting records in 1772 under the reign of George III.

How does George get away with missing his targets, wrote Isabel Hardman in The Spectator.  She continued:  “The Chancellor was asked this on the Today programme this morning, with John Humphrys needling him on the economic targets on debt and deficit that he set himself and asking whether if he could miss two out of three of those targets and potentially be on course to miss a third, ‘what’s a bloke got to do in your job to get the sack?’ Continue reading

Boris well ahead of May for Tory leadership

In view of the continual speculation about the future party leadership of all parties, the Times is running a series, starting with the Tories.Johnson sets out tax cuts campaignThe Times reported:

Exclusively for Red Box, YouGov asked the public, for each of six candidates, whether people thought they would make “a good leader”, or “not a good leader”, whether they were “not sure”, or whether they “didn’t know enough about this person to say”. So Johnson has an early lead over May among voters generally and among Tory supporters. Continue reading

Outstanding conference speech from Boris Johnson

The Conservative Party Annual ConferenceAfter a excellent speech from George Osborne yesterday at the Tory Party            Conference, it was the turn of London Mayor Boris Johnson this morning.

Full written text of Boris’s speech and also video are here via the Spectator. The most wildly cheered part of the speech was right at the end, when the Mayor said:  “It’s time to cut the yellow LibDem albatross from round our necks and let it plop into the sea!” Continue reading

Boris wins title of Coolest Politician on twitter. Who else would it be?

To a mantelpiece already bursting with awards – from The Spectator, to GQ, to two glowing endorsements from YouGov, (most trusted respected politician and best performing politician), Boris Johnson can now add the Heat Award for Coolest Politician on Twitter.South Ruislip Library opening borisintelligent boristube

Boris tweets from @mayoroflondon when he has the time.  He has over 650,000 followers and rising, and his name is trending more than any other politician.

Some reasons why Boris Johnson is the coolest.  He has a vocabulary like a 6 foot thick thesaurus.  He discusses Greek history, the movies of Nick Cage, and gangnam style with equal ease.  He has a rapier wit and can laugh at himself.   His sporting exploits are legendary.  His hair and casual clothes make him a style icon.  He has the finest brain in Britain and is renowned for his tolerance and fair-mindedness.  Melliflouous phrases fall from his lordly, hardly moving lips.   I could go on….

Our Mayor said modestly: “I am delighted but bewildered how a middle-aged man like myself with a penchant for cycling slowly could be seen as cool. Being Mayor of the greatest city on earth is a huge honour in itself, but I would like to thank the readers of Heat magazine for this fine accolade.”   But read his articles, listen to his speeches and take note of his off the cuff  jokes.  Nobody is as switched on and plugged into the zeitgeist as Bojo.

Labour councillor deceives voters about the massive deficit left by Labour

Cllr Pat Ryan is the tweeter @uppernorwoodpat.  Mr. Ryan is the Labour Councillor for Upper Norwood, the Croydon Council Labour Group Chief Whip, a trade unionist (CWU), and a former Mayor of Croydon.  In spite of these responsibilities, (or maybe because of them), Mr. Ryan thinks it is acceptable behaviour to lie to voters on twitter about the size of the deficit left by Labour, and he dismisses the facts as “Tory spin”.ballsmiliband

In an exchange with Cllr Ryan about the massive debt left by the Labour Party, I gave him a link showing Ed Balls admitting to Andrew Neil that a structural deficit of £73 billion was the legacy of the Labour Party for the Tories to clear up. I also gave him a link showing Harriet Harman admitting that the Labour party is in total denial about  the economic fiasco left by Labour. Finally, he received a link from an article in the Spectator, which also explained and documented the extent of the financial damage.
Below are my tweets to Mr.Ryan and his reply.  He also dismissed the proof I sent him as “Tory spin” in another tweet.
angela     ‏@angelneptustar     @uppernorwoodpat  @waynejplawlor @uppernorwoodpat Here you are Cllr. bit.ly/R6cFui Video of Ed Balls finally admitting Lab. left £73 BILLION debt. #boris johnson
Cllr Pat Ryan    @uppernorwoodpat   @angelneptustar if you belv tht, u just be ashamed of what ur lot have done in govt. Ppl r seeing through Tory spin (@waynejplawlor)
Cllr Pat Ryan     ‏@uppernorwoodpat   @angelneptustar a good time for you to stop for breath! Worryingly you seem to belv ur own spin. That will not end well! (@waynejplawlor)
angela     ‏@angelneptustar     @uppernorwoodpat  @waynejplawlor  Admission of the £73 billion deficit is from Ed Balls’ own lips.  http://bit.ly/R6cFui    Your comments?      @uppernorwoodpat   If you persist in denying truth, would hate to have to say exactly what you are on twitter, so grateful 4 yr comments.           
    angela     ‏@angelneptustar       @uppernorwoodpat How do U also explain Harriet Harman comment that Labour R in total denial about their economic fiasco? Anything 2 say?
After I said I was going to reveal Mr.Ryan’s dishonesty on twitter, he had nothing to say.
Lying seems to be embedded in the DNA of the Labour Party.  We all saw that to a spectacular degree in the case of Ken Livingstone.  I always thought if someone was a Councillor, that was a position of trust and responsibility, and if you were a Councillor, you should act like one and not lie to the public.   Another illusion shattered.
Update:  I told @uppernorwoodpat I would not print this blog if he was prepared to do the decent thing and admit that the links I sent him were correct.  Instead, I received this tweet from @waynejplawlor.
@uppernorwoodpat I think @angelneptustar should write her blog without delay and send us a link to it! I am therefore publishing the blog and sending the two gentlemen a link as requested.
Tweeter @TerryFBH sent me this link, another example of irresponsible and reprehensible behaviour by Labour councillors.