Wading in ‘crottes’: Do Conservative supporters approve of Boris Johnson’s opinion of the French?

Boris Johnson: Open mouth, insert… crottes.

Here’s another challenge for Tories who support Boris Johnson – it has been revealed that he called the French “turds”, in comments that the BBC censored for reasons known only to its Tory-supporting news editors.

I would certainly like to know what the Conservative candidate in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election – expenses forger Chris Davies – thinks of such behaviour by his potential new leader.

To all other voters in the B&R constituency, I’d like to ask: Wouldn’t you?

It certainly seems the election of Mr Johnson as Tory leader – and prime minister – would make an advantageous Brexit deal less likely, rather than more so… and certainly unlikely to happen by October 31 as Mr Johnson insists.

But the BBC’s decision to cut the fact that Mr Johnson said it is also highly suspicious.

It indicates that Auntie is subject to political interference. At a time when the Corporation’s impartiality is under investigation by Ofcom, that could be extremely harmful to both the BBC and the Conservative Party.

I shall certainly expect to see this mentioned in any report that Ofcom produces.

Boris Johnson branded the French “turds” in remarks that the United Kingdom government successfully persuaded the BBC to remove from a documentary about his work at the Foreign Office.

The former Foreign Secretary was filmed making the comments in relation to the French government’s Brexit position, according to a leaked government memo seen by the Daily Mail.

However, the Foreign Office successfully argued that Johnson’s comments, if aired, would do “significant damage” to Anglo-French relations and harm Brexit negotiations.

In a memo seen by the Mail, officials note that “we negotiated the removal of one potentially awkward moment where the former foreign secretary calls the French ‘turds’ so as not to distract from the rest of the programme.”

Source: Boris Johnson called French ‘turds’ in comments censored by the BBC – Business Insider

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5 thoughts on “Wading in ‘crottes’: Do Conservative supporters approve of Boris Johnson’s opinion of the French?

  1. Jenny Hambidge

    I had a leaflet from Chris Davies this morning as I expect Vox did too implying that what he did was just a mistake and he said “sorry”. that’s alright, then.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I haven’t had one!

      I wonder why not.

      What possible reason would Chris Davies have, not to give me one of his leaflets?

  2. Gary

    At least the Foreign Office were sensible enough to realise what Boris never does ie insulting people you’re negotiating with doesn’t go down very well.

    In THIS case I don’t think it was bias, the BBC were right to remove something that could actually damage out chances of successfully negotiating a half decent Brexit and, as they were unable to remove Boris himself, they removed some of his words instead..

    But yes, of course the BBC is biased. Although they wil quickly point to examples of where they have been hard on ALL parties this is disingenuous. They are biased against Labour, but not BLAIRITE Labour. They are biased against Toriesi with pro Brexit views but not against pro Eurpoean Tories. They are biased against Trump (listen, I KNOW he’s an idiot, but there reporting goes beyond simply reporting his stupidity) they are biased against Bernie Sanders (as seen on yesterdays reporting) making him out a crackpot. They are biased against the SNP (although this has HAD to lessen after the numerous complaints) they are biased against anyone who shows pro Scottish Independence views (see reporting on Campbell Vs Dugdale)

    Their biases are many and varied because they have COMPETING biases. For example, under Dimbleby they QT show was PRO Brexit and gave a platform for UKIP to build support.

    Generally they are Pro Blairite or Tory Wet, pro European and were pro Hillary (despite her being the ultimate warmonger and liar) They are anti independence for Scotland and anti anyone who dares speak of it.

    In their endeavours to be so biased they have avoided reporting on many, many stories of interest, they have sought to report on news in a very particularly biased manner, spinning instead of reporting. Newer members of their reporting teams are even worse, aggressively biased and reporting rumour as fact and vice versa.

    There’s no way back for the organisation although I do understand why many can’t see it. It’s GENUINELY difficult to see bias when it’s not directed at YOUR beliefs. The BBC is just a mouthpiece now, telling you what to think rather than giving you the tools with which to make a decision. Back in the 80s we laughed at Russian Propaganda news, we’re not laughing anymore!

  3. nmac064

    The fact that Tories favour Johnson as their leader and a convicted criminal as their candidate for the coming by-election speaks volumes about their total absence of principles and honesty.

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