Do Tories really expect us to accept this serial scofflaw as a future leader of the UK?

Boris Johnson: A clown, even when he isn’t wearing the make-up.

Why are the Tories touting Boris Johnson as the likely future leader of the United Kingdom when he can’t even show enough good character to follow the rules of Parliament?

There is no way this man should be allowed anywhere near the mechanisms of law-making, let alone given an opportunity to mess around with international law.

His latest transgression is a failure to declare ownership of a 20 per cent share in a house in Somerset within the required time after acquiring it.

That may seem a small breach of the rules, but there seems to be something more sinister behind it. The Commons standards committee rejected Mr Johnson’s claim that he had not understood the rules as this offence followed a previous failure to declare a financial interest.

Last year, Mr Johnson was also found to have broken rules that prevent former cabinet ministers taking up new jobs for three months after leaving office, by signing up to write a £275,000-a-year column in the Daily Telegraph.

The committee’s ruling stated that he showed “an over-casual interest towards obeying the rules of the House”.

It added: “The committee found it particularly regrettable that Mr Johnson gave the commissioner an assurance that his registration of interests was up to date, and within a very short period it proved not to be.”

His punishment is to receive a lecture on his responsibilities – to which he probably won’t listen, even if he bothers to attend. Any further breaches may call for “more serious action”, the committee stated.

The incident shows a flagrant disregard for rules which make Mr Johnson entirely unsuitable for any position of responsibility at all – yet the Conservatives are suggesting that this clown could be the UK’s next prime minister.

And let’s not forget his casual sexism and racism – including his attack on Muslim women’s dress sense.

No. This country is already a laughing-stock. It is time for serious, steady leadership – not an irresponsible jackass.

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6 thoughts on “Do Tories really expect us to accept this serial scofflaw as a future leader of the UK?

  1. lawrencesroberts

    Go the whole Hog and let Prince Charles have a go for 18 months or so.
    The Houses of Parliament could also be refurbished during this regnum period or would that indicate another interregnum period.

  2. Stu

    If he was a Labour MP the headlines would read “Immigrant shows repeated disregard for Government rules” – bearing in mind he was born in New York.
    (His similarities to Trump are becoming uncanny)

  3. Meryl Davids

    Let’s be honest after treason reMAYn a slug with arthritis would be an improvement.

  4. nmac064

    There is a great deal of competition in the nasty Tory Party for the most corrupt, nasty and dishonest, but without doubt Johnson is one of the most corrupt and dishonest of an extremely and thoroughly dishonest bunch. The man is not a jovial buffoon he is a nasty and proven multiple liar.

  5. Dave Rowlands

    Rules made up to make it appear that these MP’s are held to account for breaking them. The punishment certainly doesn’t deter re-breaking them. It’s a farce, these MP’s really don’t care.

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