What is Boris Johnson’s hidden agenda?
There are numerous quotes attributed to BJ from his time at: The Spectator, his spell as Mayor of London and more recently Foreign Secretary (before his resignation). He has a habit of blustering and courting controversy – is he a very, very clever man pretending to be an idiot?
His past quotes include:
“My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive”. With reference to the Queen and The Commonwealth: “…. cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies”.
More recently with regard to Theresa May’s Brexit strategy he said she had “wrapped a suicide vest” around the British constitution and “handed the detonator” to Brussels. A suicide vest is worn by a suicide bomber intent on blowing himself up; along with as many other innocent bystanders as possible. If the detonator is handed to a third party it ceases to be a suicide vest.
With regard to the ongoing Brexit negotiations BJ said: “We look like a seven-stone weakling being comically bent out of shape by a 500 lb gorilla”.
BJ was present at the Chequers meeting on 6th July 2018 and was party to the cabinet decision agreed on the way forward for Brexit. He changed his mind over the weekend and by Monday 9th July 2018 he had written his resignation letter to Theresa May which included: “As I said then, the government now has a song to sing. The trouble is that I have practised the words over the weekend and find that they stick in the throat”.
Many Tory MPs are angry with their ‘so called’ team mates, but you would be hard put to find a single Tory MP who would want to wake up, one day soon, to a Labour Government and find themselves out of a job. Self preservation is their first and foremost consideration and that very trait may lead to the revealing of Boris’s agenda or in fact quell any hidden ambitions he harbours.
Last week saw the ‘Salzburg ambush’ and Donald Tusk’s mocking of our PM on Instagram, with his carefully planned and staged “sorry no cherries” cake gag. It is time for BJ (and others) to put his not inconsiderable bulk alongside the “seven- stone weakling” in the Brexit negotiations fight; instead of inflicting rabbit punches between rounds.
What is required, but is patently not happening, is a collective responsibility across all of the political parties.