I don't often do pure opinion, but made an exception tonight. Boris Johnson knows exactly what he's doing and what the consequences of what he says might be
Johnson will always, have close protection officers. "It’ll always be someone else’s death threat, just as it is always somebody else’s partner, and perhaps, if it goes wrong enough, somebody else’s country." Dont think I've seen this angry
This evening I came home early and cried, I still am, and this sums up why I’ve been so rude on twitter tonight...
"it’ll always be someone else’s death threat, just as it is always somebody else’s restaurant, somebody else’s partner, somebody else’s child, and perhaps, if it goes wrong enough, somebody else’s country"
Boris Johnson's only path to deliver Brexit is an election campaign "in which he pumps yet more vitriol into the public bloodstream". on the prime minister's knowing use of words
"It’ll always be someone else’s death threat, just as it is always somebody else’s restaurant, somebody else’s partner, somebody else’s child, and perhaps, if it goes wrong enough, somebody else’s country."
"Johnson’s only path to deliver Brexit is an election campaign in which he pumps yet more vitriol into the public bloodstream" ⁦
Superb from on the ruthless calculation behind ’s shameless appropriation of Jo Cox’s legacy today.
"His only path to deliver Brexit is an election campaign in which he pumps yet more vitriol into the public bloodstream." Call him out. Every day. Thank you .
Unconvinced Johnson is shrewd calculator he's portrayed as here. Reflexive nastiness has been shown who he is over many years. He's been chosen because large numbers of Tories share and admire that nastiness. But that doesn't make it a winning strategy
"It’ll always be someone else’s death threat, just as it is always somebody else’s restaurant, somebody else’s partner, somebody else’s child"
"Johnson knows full well that when he uses language like “Surrender Bill” it has real-world consequences. Indeed, that’s an active part of his political calculation: he thinks saying things like that will help him ... win a parliamentary majority."
Withering attack on the callous opportunism and cynicism of Boris Johnson who ‘knows exactly what he's doing when he talks about Jo Cox and Surrender Bills’
"He knows, too, that criticism of him in the organs of the press that really matter will be couched in the language of “both sides”, and that ultimately, whether it works out for him, politically, there will always be close protection officers."
"When he tells Paula Sherriff, a Labour MP who has faced serious death threats, that her request that he moderate his language is “humbug”, it’s not because he’s ignorant, or because he hasn’t fully absorbed the consequence of what he’s doing."
Good piece by Stephen Bush in which you can feel his entirely appropriate seething anger.