The long, racist history of Brexiteer Boris Johnson, the new UK Foreign Secretary


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/07/14/the-long-racist-history-of-br.html


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Americans! Our new Prime Minister has given you until November to read the foreign news and realise what President Trump would be like.


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It’s as if May thought to herself: “Hmmm, people hate me for my fascist tendencies, but not quite enough. What to do, what to do … ah, time to make my cabinet appointments, is it?”


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See kids, this is what happens if you don’t spend $1600 on hair styling.


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Plus ça change…


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Ain’t gunna do no good. He is apparently what the people want.


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from the possibility of an attack by America."

Holy Fuck!


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Yeah, “happy amazement” is not exactly the emotion I’m feeling as I watch madness engulf the Conservative Party.


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How can something be engulfed from inside? The madness, such as it is, spreads from the inside out.


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People talk about a building being “engulfed in flames”, even if the fire started at a single point inside the building.

Of course some fires start from more than one location simultaneously, but in those cases we typically suspect arson.


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“One day some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother’s groceries all the way home. You know why? It was outta respect.”


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Foreign Secretary is perfect of Boris.

Theresa May is Brilliant.


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I am not sure if I can agree with the article. Yes, it is kind of poetic justice. But if he sucks at the job (not unlikely, imho) the 60+ million Britons are punished, too.


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From across the pond, my hope is that Boris would be exposed as such a buffoon that his political career would be over, hopefully soon.

Or is Boris so expected to be a clown, that he is now immune to such an outcome, like Trump?


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His career was already over until May resurrected it.


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This is about the quality of decision-making I’ve been led to expect from the Tories, and May.

And the country’s stuck with her till 2020… that’s a lot of vicious idiocy and casual vandalism.


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To be fair he’s quite foreign…to decency and humility.

What a diplomat!


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Yeah, one of the most shallow things I’ve read in a long time. Seems like the author tapped it out during ten minutes on the crapper.


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