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If There’s Any Sacking To Be Done – Insult To British Workers 04/10/17

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Boris Johnson’s Deputy is in the US.  With any luck, Sir Alan Duncan’s speech will largely have gone over the heads of the State Governors.

However, they know when someone takes a swipe at their voters.  The working-class, (now really a dead phrase to describe decent hardworking people), as Sir Alan Duncan ought to know, are quite often Conservative voters, as Conservatives are aspirational!

Perhaps the only tenet of Donald Trump’s government is to try and give the workers a better life. He is always positive and optimistic about Americans.  When the State Governors hear that Sir Alan thinks our people were ‘stirred up’ by the Brexit Campaign; well, we all were.  Shall we? Shan’t we?  We wanted plain information, but that was in short supply.

Mr Trump and the Senators will think that Sir Alan disrespects his own people, so how will he treat theirs?  What is he doing there, apart from causing a diplomatic incident?  He was at best patronising and at worst contemptuous of the workings of democracy (during the Brexit Referendum) and of the people. He described them as ‘throwing a tantrum’, which I think is tantamount to insulting our whole country.

So, Mrs May, or is it Boris who should respond?  What more damage can your Deputy inflict?  Bring him back home quickly and give him a job that shows him how to respect workers.  After all, they make our economy strong and bring us peace and prosperity.

LucyLou

PS I hope that no-one uses this to hurt Boris, as he gave a rousing speech to the Conservative Conference and kept delegates in a ripple of laughter, mostly at his wonderful use of the English language.  Mrs May is very clever to keep him as a support to the Conservative delegates.  Apparently they have been nodding a little at previous speeches.

LucyLou

 

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Boris Has Pulled Back From The Brexit Brink

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Of course he has.  The newspaper article is the direct result of a valuable and valid member of the UK Cabinet being diverted and ignored.  He would have much to offer Brexit, but he has Mrs May’s original problem.  Brexit cannot be fulfilled by any one individual.  It needs experience from across the political parties.  Mrs May is delegating, I think.

Thirty billion pounds over 3 years in return for continued access to the EU single market sounds like a good deal.  Boris is used to that kind of negotiation; he held LWT’s unions off  for several years.

I look forward to him being given a valid job, in connection with the Foreign  Secretary role.  Outbursts of this kind do no-one any good, but they do make it easy for MP’s to act alone to give countries better oil deals etc.  The DUP that £1 billion promised, is fraying at the seams.  MP’s should only act on checking with and having permission from Mrs. May.

LucyLou

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Mugwumps and Fopdoodles – British Politics Today

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Anyone who dispenses with the services of Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson would be shooting themselves in the foot.

We, that is, the British public, like him. He is irreverent but always spot-on with his literary comments.  He told a Parliamentary Committee that he was not staying for a third round of the same questions, as he had already answered them.  He had better things to do, which begs the question of who makes up the diatribe between the committee and the attendee.

We might waver a little about his post as Foreign Secretary, but there have been no complaints thus far, no diplomatic flag-waving by the EU. The odds are that he is doing a good job.   However, in an article for ‘The Sun’ newspaper, last week, he did call Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader:

“ a ‘mutton-headed old mugwump”.

At last, someone is using our beautiful language, instead of dumbing it down for immigrants.

Deliciously, MP Tom Watson, most remembered for his loud role in the Rupert Murdoch fiasco, has struck back. During a speech to Blackpool Trade Union, Usdaw, today Monday 2nd May, ‘The Sun’ newspaper has it that Tom Watson will apparently call Boris:

‘a caggie-handed cheeseheaded fopdoodle with a talent for slummocking about’.

(‘Cheeseheaded’ is a type of screw with a raised cylindrical head’ .  A fopdoodle is a stupid, insignificant fellow.)  Well he is not a fopdoodle, although I will now seek an opportunity to use the word elsewhere!  It is hilarious and I love it.  It is especially funny as this is after Tom Watson, is to say today, according to ‘The Sun’ newspaper:

“At a time when we need a serious-minded, national representative …”

Interestingly there is no explanation for a mugwump. Good old Google.  A mugwump is a person who remains aloof, especially from party politics. Since it rhymes with ‘chump’, he is then worsening the insult.

Please, please, please can we continue these linguistics? It is a delightful part of being English.

Have a great week

LucyLou

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