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Offline Jason Thompson

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Boris Johnson misses the point again...
« on: July 22, 2019, 02:47:39 PM »
Boris Johnson, who seesm most likely to be our Prime Minster by this time tomorrow, has compared Brexit to the Moon landings. Here's what he said:

“if they could use hand-knitted computer code to make a frictionless re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere in 1969, we can solve the problem of frictionless trade at the Northern Irish border”

Now, does anyone see an issue with the concept of frictionless re-entry....
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Re: Boris Johnson misses the point again...
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 04:00:44 PM »
Doesn't seem likely to have a frictionless entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
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Re: Boris Johnson misses the point again...
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 04:22:43 PM »
Boris Johnson, who seesm most likely to be our Prime Minster by this time tomorrow, has compared Brexit to the Moon landings. Here's what he said:

“if they could use hand-knitted computer code to make a frictionless re-entry to Earth’s atmosphere in 1969, we can solve the problem of frictionless trade at the Northern Irish border”

Now, does anyone see an issue with the concept of frictionless re-entry....

I have much more of an issue with this a-hole leading the country. Mind you, could we launch him into space and see how he copes with re-entry?

Ladies and gentlemen, I present the UK's new Prime Minister:



And here was me thinking that the US have cornered the market on buffoons leading the country.... >:(
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Re: Boris Johnson misses the point again...
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2019, 11:49:15 AM »
. . . Sure, okay.
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Offline raven

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Re: Boris Johnson misses the point again...
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2019, 04:37:35 PM »
We got our share in Canuck land right now  too. Doug Ford (current premier of Ontario) is basically Canada's Trump. But, yeah, that . . . that's not how it works.

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Re: Boris Johnson misses the point again...
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2019, 08:30:42 PM »
Boris can't be another Trump.... He might tick the "Incompetent buffoon" and the "Bad hair" boxes , but he misses out on the two really important boxes



1. "Criminal"
2. "Orange"

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Offline Glom

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Re: Boris Johnson misses the point again...
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2019, 10:17:25 AM »
Also, the racism stuff. Boris has said too many racially insensitive things, but I don't believe he's engaged in the same race-baiting as Trump. And I can't see him banning transgendered people from serving in the military.

So there's some small mercies.

There's also the highest probability of all other candidates that he'd just revoke it things got too hairy. He's not really a true believer. Leave was purely a vehicle for his ambitions. But having fronted Leave his had more credibility than an erstwhile remainer but not being a true believer is less inclined to go down with the ship for it.
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Re: Boris Johnson misses the point again...
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 11:58:49 AM »
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