Brexit: The fallout

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The Conservative Party is embroiled in a row with Channel 4 over the broadcaster's decision to "empty chair" Boris Johnson during its election debate on climate change last night.

 

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The party wrote to Ofcom saying placing an ice sculpture on the PM's podium was a "provocative partisan stunt".

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50596192

 

 

 

I think they are just pissed because the ice sculptor done a better job than Boris could ever do!

 

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20 minutes ago, Wulfrun said:

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They do seem like a happy bunch, though don't they?

 

Maybe I'm doing something wrong... :(

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More true colors -

 

 

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Boris Johnson was today confronted by a single mother over his past comments calling children of single women “illegitimate”.

The Prime Minister was made to squirm on a live LBC phone-in as the woman, Ruth, told Mr Johnson her children suffered from the stigma of his attitude.

It re-emerged on Thursday that Mr Johnson wrote a Spectator column in 1995 calling children of single mothers “ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate”.

The caller told him on Friday: “In 1995 I had just spent 15 years raising two children on my own. They are not ill-raised, ignorant or aggressive.

“One’s a headmaster in a special needs school and one’s a sales director for a software company.

“My children suffered the stigma attached to the comments Mr Johnson made at the time.”

Mr Johnson refused to apologise for the comments.

“The issue,” he said, “as so often, is the words were taken out of context. This is done to distract.”

Presenter Nick Ferrari then took Mr Johnson to task over his previous refusals to say exactly how many children he has.

He is thought to be the father of five children, but has not confirmed the number in recent interviews.

Mr Ferrari said: “How come you’re prepared to comment on other people’s children when you weren’t prepared to talk about your own?”

Mr Johnson replied: “Well actually, I don’t comment on other people’s children.”

Mr Ferrari asked: “How many children do you have?”

Mr Johnson again refused to answer: “I love my children very much and they are not standing at this election. I am not going to comment therefore…

“I am not going to put them onto the pitch in this election people when what people want to hear is my plans for the country.”

The exchange again highlights Mr Johnson’s “trust” issues with voters ahead of next month’s general election.

Just 40 per cent of voters surveyed following last week’s ITV election debate with Jeremy Corbyn found him trustworthy.

During the phone-in, Mr Johnson also came under fire over the NHS, his refusal to attend the Channel 4 climate debate on Thursday and the whereabouts of Jacob Rees-Mogg following his controversial comments about Grenfell Tower.

 

 

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Just 40 per cent of voters surveyed following last week’s ITV election debate with Jeremy Corbyn found him trustworthy.

 

"him" being BoJo - however, it looks as if he is likely to walk away with a significant majority.

 

Be interesting to know what percentage of voters find Jeremy Corbyn to be trustworthy - possibly even far fewer.

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We are saddled with the least trustworthy party leaders in my lifetime, HEM😩

Boris, Jeremy, Jo Swinson , Farage and Nicola Sturgeon.

I don’t trust any of them.

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1 hour ago, HEM said:

 

Be interesting to know what percentage of voters find Jeremy Corbyn to be trustworthy - possibly even far fewer.

 

Oddly, I do. He does not waver in his position even when it is anything other than well received. Whether I agree / support what he wants to achieve and whether I think it is at all achievable is a very different matter.

 

So I trust him to set out to do what he says he wants to achieve. 

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I do think Corbyn would genuinely want to protect and improve the NHS out of conviction rather than political expedience. 

So he has that in his favour and the NHS is a holy cow in the UK.

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6 hours ago, HEM said:

 

"him" being BoJo - however, it looks as if he is likely to walk away with a significant majority.

 

Be interesting to know what percentage of voters find Jeremy Corbyn to be trustworthy - possibly even far fewer.

 

I don't understand this. The more shite that he comes out with, the more that he refuses to answer questions and does his best Theresa Maybot impression by parroting "Get brexit done!" and "No more dither and delay!", the more people seem to trust him despite the evidence.

 

If/when he succeeds in getting >326 seats, that probably kills of Corbyn@Labour, and maybe kills off the Lib Dem position (and Swinson with it) unless they make huge gains, although a lot of the polling is predicting between 330 and 360 seats. It's amazing the lure that Johnson has.

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7 minutes ago, Mackle said:

...It's amazing the lure that Johnson has.

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7 hours ago, fraufruit said:

More true colors

Sure, but an amusing and rather more brutal assessment of his "fatherhood" skills was Marina Hyde's article today: " So let me say that this election marks a change of behaviour for the prime minister, who has finally started withdrawing. Unfortunately, he’s pulling out of climate debates and BBC interviews, as opposed to single mothers. Still, baby steps. And he’s certainly missed a few of those. "

 

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