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Boris not following the rules again

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maryeliza54 Mon 08-Apr-19 11:59:57

Failing to declare property ownership and income from royalties. As ever he continues to believe rules don’t apply to him and/or he doesn’t need to bother his (empty) head with the details of everyday parliamentary life. He’s make such a wonderful PM wouldn’t he?

EllanVannin Mon 08-Apr-19 12:13:09

I bet there are a few of them like him !! Tax thieves.

Wobbles Mon 08-Apr-19 12:14:23

He's a complete and utter waste of space.

maryeliza54 Mon 08-Apr-19 12:27:16

It’s irrelevant how many others there are - he wants to be PM and I’d say the same about any of the other wannabees.

jura2 Mon 08-Apr-19 12:31:22

If anyone actually believes he could unite the Tory party, and hep reunite the Union, and the people - then I'd be flabbergasted (h?) sad

Kandinsky Mon 08-Apr-19 12:31:40

Lol op - have you ever heard of Peter Mandelson? ( & god knows how many others )
I know 2 wrongs don’t make a right but come on.

Caledonai14 Mon 08-Apr-19 12:32:04

I really don't get why anybody would think Boris would make a good PM? Or even a competent one.

maryeliza54 Mon 08-Apr-19 12:34:24

JRM is backing him - says it all really. I expect it’s because BJ isn’t a Wykehamist thank goodness.

maryeliza54 Mon 08-Apr-19 12:36:54

The issue here is not failing to follow parliamentary rules but that he wants to be PM and shows no respect for the rules.

jura2 Mon 08-Apr-19 12:58:46

Remember Hunt forgot !?!?! that he had purchased 7 luxury properties in London last year ! sad

jura2 Mon 08-Apr-19 12:59:28

Nobody is talking about making Mandelson Prime Minister are they, Kandisnky?

EllanVannin Mon 08-Apr-19 13:23:03

Yes I know he's looking to be the next PM and I suspect others are too hence my remark about him not being the only evader, meaning that there'll be a few who have their knives in him so out comes all the dirt, most likely from the ones who accused BJ in the first place. He made a few enemies along the way.

Where did the source of this news come from originally ?
@ Maryeliza.

EllanVannin Mon 08-Apr-19 13:25:06

Usually something like this opens up a can of worms----watch this space.

maryeliza54 Mon 08-Apr-19 13:28:27

I made it up ?here’s the link

It’s about attitude really - he’s such an entitled up himself git

EllanVannin Mon 08-Apr-19 13:55:13

It's hardly surprising when the rest of the family are the same Maryeliza. Barmpots.

Kandinsky Mon 08-Apr-19 14:20:34

Nobody is talking about making Mandelson Prime Minister are they, Kandisnky?

Doesn’t matter.
He held very senior positions within the Labour Party under Blair ( his mate )
he was also European Commissioner for trade at one point.
Says it all.

maryeliza54 Mon 08-Apr-19 14:24:16

Says what exactly K vis-a-vis the thread? Are you a BJ supporter?

Callistemon Mon 08-Apr-19 14:28:11


Barmpots are not necessarily a bad thing, Britain has always had its eccentrics and they make life more interesting.
However, tax evaders are in a different category (and not usually barmpots either)

I wouldn't like to have either a barmpot or a tax evader as PM.

Kandinsky Mon 08-Apr-19 14:28:28

No not really.
But he’s no worse than many other MP’s.
Have you forgotten the expenses scandal?

Callistemon Mon 08-Apr-19 14:29:37

"But he’s no worse than many other MP’s. "
I agree with that as regards money.

MaizieD Mon 08-Apr-19 14:49:31

Nothing like a bit of whataboutery to liven up a threadgrin

maryeliza54 Mon 08-Apr-19 14:54:48

Yes Maizie it’s the intellectual rigour that is so enlivening isn’t ?

jura2 Mon 08-Apr-19 15:18:32

So electoral fraud doesn't matter- and personal tax evasion and lies from someone who pretends to replace the PM doesn't matter? That is seriously concerning tbh.

Dinahmo Mon 08-Apr-19 16:22:38

Hansard has produced the results of a survey in which 66% polled think we ought to have a strong leader and only 23% disagree. Of those who favour a strong leader a large proportion did not mind if he/she broke the rules. Hence Boris' popularity.

maryeliza54 Mon 08-Apr-19 16:46:23

Which rules were they? Surely it wasn’t in Hansard?