Op-Ed; Former Tory Chancellor and MP for Tatton George Osborne is to stand down at the June election. He has however said he is quitting politics "for now."
Is that a threat or a promise Mr Osborne?
Sacked as Chancellor by incoming PM Theresa May in 2016 George has had a lucrative few months if not years.
There has been calls for Osborne to quit as MP for Tatton since he took on the role of editor at the London Evening Standard but he refused to budge until now.
Apart from a clear breach of ethics Osborne looked set to have little if any time for his constituents and constituency work.
As Sky News reported in early March, managing along the way to have a stab at Labour veteran John Prescott "If John Prescott was "two jags" then George Osborne, who is taking over as editor of the Evening Standard, is surely destined to be "six jobs". "
:: He's a speaker at the Washington Speaker's Bureau, where he has a lucrative contract to perform after-dinner speeches around the world
His "i`ll be back" type of statement leaves this blogger wondering as what?
Could he be shuffling off to the House of Lords as a rich reward for his Evening Standard writing during the election campaign?
The Evening Standard will hardly be unbiased but rather an outsourced arm of political campaigning for the Tory Party and its chummies.
Labour activist Barb Roberts tells us that publication is free at times. A good way for Tory propaganda to feed into the psyche and minds of the electorate?
However Barb says " It's been free for a few years now. Quite a hooh har at the time because of the sellers and vendors losing their jobs and pitches. Some of whom had been vendors for many years and their cries of Evenin Stannard! was well known in by all. They had regular customers who often tipped- keep the change- which boosted their not very well paid incomes!"
Interesting but Barb also says "Note to all London & suburbs comrades where the Evening Standard is given away freely- Pick up as many copies as you can and deposit them in the nearest recycling bin! We can't affect the number of copies printed but we can do our bit to ensure that their editorial damming lies and smears be read by few a people as possible!"
Yes where there is a will there is a way.
Theresa May and the Tory Party will be using the tried and tested spin doctor Lynton Crosby who was rewarded with a knighthood after Cameron's win in 2015.
May is already spinning a web of deceit which includes lies that the Labour Party would support the Liberal Democrats. That is of course more Tory nonsense or as we could say lies.
The Liberal Democrats hope to gain seats in BRemain areas of the UK but would happily prop up a Tory government again if needed. They did that from 2010 to 2015 and helped bring in the infamous Bedroom Tax and hit some of the most vulnerable and poorest people of the UK.
Tories and Lib Dems may have short memories but hopefully the electorate will not.
As for fat cat George Osborne often called Cokehead for unknown reasons if you cannot see what he is read:
Op-ed; Bumbling British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is many things but he is no diplomat.
Johnson is a former elected London mayor and was once tipped to lead the Tory government and replace David Cameron as our Prime Minister.
Reports that he was a successful London mayor may or may not be true; that will depend who you ask presumably.
But he is proving disastrous as Foreign Secretary.
This week he cancelled a trip to Russia following an alleged chemical attack on Syrians by unconfirmed forces; it could have been forces of Syrian leader Bashar Al Assad, so-called rebels or insurgents or foreign agents but that list goes on and on.
Johnson however was out manoeuvred by the American administration as their Secretary of State Rex Tillerson opted to go ahead with a visit to Russia.
Mr Johnson instead chose to push members of the G7 for further sanctions against Russia but other member countries refused to be sucked in.
He was left looking the fool once again, this time it was for his political ineptitude. Just how did Mr Johnson become a political high flier?
Boris as he is often referred to by the mainstream media has had something of a charmed political life. He has played the fool to perfection and the mainstream media guffawed along. Our earlier reports include;
March 2015 Johnson accused of Garden Bridge duplicity
Days before Christmas 2014 we reported what we called crackpot funding for a garden bridge over the Thames in London. The jury was out on the bridge especially the issue who would fund it as it would incur hefty ongoing maintenance costs. This week Mayor London Boris Johnson has put his large foot in his large mouth again and the Garden Bridge is back in the news. Appearing on his regular "Ask Boris LBC radio slot" he waffled but is accused of downright lies.As the Guardian puts it "The London mayor categorically denies public funds will be needed for the garden bridge, while pledging taxpayers’ money to prop it up behind closed doors." ........more
November 2015 - Boris Johnson West Bank Cancellations
Blonde Bombshell and London’s Tory mayor Boris Johnson has once again put his foot where his mouth should be. Johnson has cut short a trade visit to the West Bank after saying that advocates of a trade ban against Israel were a "bunch of corduroy-jacketed lefty academics who have no real standing in the matter and are unlikely to be influential on Britain.”He added "those who endorsed it were "foolish" and in a "very small minority." Social media reacted quickly. The majority of his meetings with Palestinian representatives and individuals were cancelled. He had become too big a security risk............ more
April 2016 Boris Johnson part Kenyan description of Pres. Obama
Mr Johnson or as some in the mainstream media like to call him, BoJo, has already shared his opinion that President Obama should not weigh into the UK EU in or out referendum calling it interference. That has since been spun any which way but loose as all camps try to gain political advantage. But Friday he overstepped the mark by using language that could be interpreted as racially offensive to and about President Obama. He opted to write a report for Murdoch's Sun publication which perhaps says it all. In that article he wrote about the removal of a bust of Churchill from the Oval Office noting "Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the part-Kenyan President’s ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender......more
Boris Johnson was appointed Foreign Secretary in 2016 by unelected Tory Prime Minister Theresa May. In less than one year both have proved to be an embarrassment.
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