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Johnson goes to Israel!

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CvD66 Sun 05-Nov-23 11:39:43

After his visit to Ukraine at the start of the war proved beneficial, Boris Johnson's current trip to Israel smells of desperation. Having been slammed by the recent Covid witnesses as chaotic, fickle, weak and incompetent, first he tried putting out a written defence. Now he’s gone off to Israel claiming to show support for the Netanyahu government. Why? It’s not his role. He can add nothing. Who is paying - flight, security etc? Of course, its us the tax payers. As Netanyahu's future looks less secure, this can’t be seen as anything other than a weak man seeking any route to divert attention from his own current humiliation.

pascal30 Sun 05-Nov-23 11:51:05

I despair

maddyone Sun 05-Nov-23 11:52:10

Why would the tax payers be paying for his trip? Is he representing the UK? I would have thought it depends on who he is actually representing would be paying.

Callistemon21 Sun 05-Nov-23 11:58:16

Why would we, the taxpayer, pay?

Of course, we are providing him with a handsome pension.

GrannyGravy13 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:00:01

As an ex PM he will be in receipt of round the clock security.

Katie59 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:06:36

Just when we think it couldn’t get worse they send Boris

maddyone Sun 05-Nov-23 12:08:59

But who sent him?
I’ve no idea why he’s going, but am unsure that he’s representing the country.
Of course he receives security, all ex PMs do.

GrannyGravy13 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:10:28

I think we should realise that in a situation of conflict, that the general public will not be informed of all negotiations.

Whitewavemark2 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:10:34

Loose cannon, always was, always will be.

He adds nothing to any situation other than a photo call.

nanna8 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:11:08

Is he Jewish ? Just wondering.

Grannynannywanny Sun 05-Nov-23 12:14:13

A quick photo shoot and back to the airport

Whitewavemark2 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:14:20

I suspect of Islamic heritage.

His family (on his fathers side) come from Turkey.

maddyone Sun 05-Nov-23 12:14:43

No Nanna8, he’s Catholic.

maddyone Sun 05-Nov-23 12:16:10

Agreed Whitewave, with some Turkish ancestry. Nor sure of the religion of the Turkish ancestry though, but possibly Islam.

Callistemon21 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:16:43


No Nanna8, he’s Catholic.

Carrie is Roman Catholic, not sure if Boris is still as he renounced Catholicism in favour of becoming an Angican.

I think - who knows?

maddyone Sun 05-Nov-23 12:18:53

You could well be right Callistemon although I thought he was Christened Catholic as a baby. But he could have renounced that when he became PM. He certainly got married to Carrie in a Catholic Church, and the babies were Christened Catholic.

Callistemon21 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:20:15

He could be Jedi now

Chocolatelovinggran Sun 05-Nov-23 12:24:07

Callistemon 😄

CvD66 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:24:39

GrannyGravy13 you are not suggesting he could be part of the negotiating team, surely? Just look at his skills outlined by the Covid witnesses!

Glorianny Sun 05-Nov-23 12:25:17

I think he's just another politician cashing in on the Middle East. He's not quite as bad as Blair who started an unnecessary war and then became a peace envoy.
You do realise why many from that area think the British are mad.

Blinko Sun 05-Nov-23 12:26:23

Ah, feted for his diplomacy skills, now. Of course he covered himself with glory as Foreign Secretary, didn’t he? Tell that to Nazanin Zachariah Ratcliffe.

Callistemon21 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:28:09

I did wonder why Blair has not shown his face yet apart from saying it will all have to be re-thought.

I think we all knew that.

Kalu Sun 05-Nov-23 12:28:10

Someone please remove his passport!
Nothing this buffoon does within the UK or abroad ends well.

Callistemon21 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:29:55

Someone please remove his passport!
Kalu 😁

Blair was another meddler and much good that did too.

MayBee70 Sun 05-Nov-23 12:43:25

Blair did help to bring about peace in Ireland and Yugoslavia though.