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Tory Racism

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GagaJo Sun 01-Dec-19 10:55:37

Boris won't apologise. Will he be slated I wonder? Doubtful.

FreeSpirit1 Sun 01-Dec-19 11:06:35

Just watched the Marr interview with Johnson - apart from expsing BJ as an incompetent politian, there were a couple of times when BJ had to reign himself in to not use 'common' people or somesuch phrase. Also watched an interview yesterday, with his father, Stanley Johnson, bemoaning that his son had been described as a 'Pinocchio' liar, where he said that most British peple would not know how to spell it! Their distaste for the 'ordinary' man is barely concealed.

GagaJo Sun 01-Dec-19 11:20:03

Love or hate the Tories, SURELY they could pick a better leader? I didn't like TM but at least she didn't have a range of bigotries simmering visibly under the surface. No wonder they don't want him interviewed. They're worried he'll make yet another racist gaff.

MamaCaz Sun 01-Dec-19 11:23:20

I missed the interview, but BBC radio news headlines were saying that he'd had a rough ride, and played the snippet where Marr kept repeating that the Tories have had ten years to sort things out, in response to Boris's trying to blame Labour for Friday's atrocity.


Greyduster Sun 01-Dec-19 11:29:38

What was the point of inviting him on just for Marr to savage him relentlessly so that it was impossible for him to respond? Is that good broadcasting? No, it isn’t, whether you like Johnson or loathe him. Marr should be ashamed of that performance.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 01-Dec-19 11:34:47

greyduster Johnson attempted to set the agenda by constantly repeating the same meaningless mantras.

Marrs task was to get him to answer questions. I didn’t think Marr was very successful, but I thought Johnson was a total car crash.

You will be hard put to find a tweet supporting Johnson.

MamaCaz Sun 01-Dec-19 11:37:03

But Johnson doesn't respond, does he, whatever type of interview he is? Or at least he doesn't give answers to the questions put to him.
He sits or stands there blathering away, just intent on saying what he wants to say, which is rarely if ever an actual reply to the question he has been asked.

MamaCaz Sun 01-Dec-19 11:38:40

Thought I'd pressed preview then, so apologies for my errors.

eazybee Sun 01-Dec-19 11:39:45

I watched the Marr interview, and I have already complained about the constant interruptions as Boris Johnson was answering the questions; I have complained before to the BBC about this, and much to my surprise received lengthy letters upholding my complaint. 'The interviewer got carried away 'was one comment.
The intention of the interview is to gain headlines for the day's news, not to elicit answers for the listeners to judge for themselves.
Why did Marr not press Sami Shakrabati when she refused to answer his question about what went wrong? As the erstwhile leader of Liberty, she should have answered, but was allowed to deem it unsuitable. Imagine the response if Boris Johnson had declined. And as he kept pointing out, he has only been leader for four months.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 01-Dec-19 11:44:04

Anything to say about his lies eazy?

Whitewavemark2 Sun 01-Dec-19 11:46:13

As well as racism being entirely ignored, we have all these cuts.

Mr Eton Oldboys MP

Tory cuts, 20,000 Army, 5,000 Navy, 5,000 RAF, 2,000 Royal Marines, 60,000 NHS, 21,000 Police,10,000 Prison Officers, 7,000 PCSO, 730,000 Public Sector, 12,000 Firemen, Wheres all the money gone ?

Whitewavemark2 Sun 01-Dec-19 11:48:10

Boris Johnson yet again uses the 'people are always to drag out bits and pieces I've written over the years...' line when confronted with evidence of his prejudice. There's a hell of a lot of 'bits and pieces' though. 'Piccaninnies', 'bum boys', 'letter boxes' etc etc etc.

Nortsat46 Sun 01-Dec-19 11:50:23

Whitewavemark2 - good question ‘where has all the money gone?
Answer - tax cuts for the rich.

Nightsky2 Sun 01-Dec-19 11:59:16

The Marr interview of Boris Johnson was a total car crash. . Marr asked the questions but wasn’t interested in the answers. I don’t think he allowed Boris Johnson to answer one question. Why have him on your show if you’re not prepared to listen!. He may not like Boris Johnson but he is our Prime Minster and should be shown respect.

It’s time the BBC licence was scrapped as most of us who pay would agree that this is not what we want to watch. It was an extremely unpleasant interview and I frankly I couldn’t believe what I was watching this morning. Did anyone else see how angry he was at the close of the show, he was visibly shaking.

GagaJo Sun 01-Dec-19 12:00:24

BJ out celebrating an anti-semite today. Will it make the media? Will it hell.

Greeneyedgirl Sun 01-Dec-19 12:00:53

After seeing Marr's interview with BJ this am I can see why he's reluctant to face Andrew Neil. Neil'd annihilate him. Constant interruptions eazybee?? Marr couldn't get an answer to any question which he managed to squeeze in, between the usual BJ style ramblings, deflecting any attempt to pin him down on Tory accountability or policy and repeating the rehearsed mantras, attempting to get Corbyn's name into the mix as often as possible.

Also repeating the same figures about hospitals and staff which were disproved days ago.

GagaJo Sun 01-Dec-19 12:06:46

Exactly Greeneyedgirl. If JC can face it, BJ should too. BUT the Tories KNOW he's an liability and Cummings won't let him because of that.

jura2 Sun 01-Dec-19 12:08:39

Yep spot on Gaga..

(thinking of you, at spa resort in next valley to your next destination- snowing like crazy smile white out )

graykat Sun 01-Dec-19 12:11:57

I feel utterly ashamed that my country should have this man as its Prime minister. He is shameless with his lies, never seriously engages, can only bleat the electioneering soundbites programmed into him, doesn't have the decency or courage to debate properly and is ready to sell this country down the river. Nothing but bluster, bigotry and bullying. No one with a shred of decency should vote for this grotesque charade of a man.

GagaJo Sun 01-Dec-19 12:18:06

Ooooeeerrrr jura2. I'm not an outdoorsy girl. Hope your spa is LOVELY tho. I'd like a recommendation!

To be honest, I'm glad I'm getting away from the UK political furore. And no better place than somewhere impartial!

Greeneyedgirl Sun 01-Dec-19 12:31:43

Prepare for lodgers if the Tories win the election jura2 grin

lemongrove Sun 01-Dec-19 12:38:51

I don’t know why anyone should worry if Johnson decides to not appear with Andrew Neill, as Andrew Marr was on the attack constantly, so much so that he wouldn’t wait for an answer even when one was started to be given.
Johnson did much better than anticipated, didn’t show ( unlike Corbyn) if he was rattled or constantly put his hands out and say ‘let me finish’ like Corbyn does ( did anyone see the funny clip of that on HIGNFY this week.?)
He can do serious when he needs to, and I wish he would do so more often.
Most people would not have chosen Johnson from the candidates put forward for PM but with the choice of him or
The ghastly Corbyn, in this GE there is no choice, it has to be Johnson all the way.
We shall see very soon what the majority in the UK thinks.

GagaJo Sun 01-Dec-19 12:45:53

lemongrove, so you'd rather a racist, sexist, homophobe than a socialist? I'm assuming YOU will be personally better off under a Tory government because there is no other reason for you to favour the Tories, the enemies of the elderly.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 01-Dec-19 12:55:06

Have you mislaid your moral compass lemon?

lemongrove Sun 01-Dec-19 13:14:35

gaga there are socialists and then there’s Corbyn!
I think the man would be a menace to our country, in so many ways.
Am hoping the LP will become moderate in the years to come.If Corbyn is defeated there is a lesson to learn for the LP membership.
Money does not come into it ( for me) I decide on what I think is the best for the UK, and only that.