If Boris Johnson is a man of his word he’ll announce a general election

What a clown: And he’s the UK’s new prime minister.

It may not be a popular decision in Brecon and Radnorshire, where we haven’t yet finished having a by-election, but Boris Johnson made his feelings clear more than 12 years ago and it would be rank hypocrisy to go back on his word.

Now that he has been named as the new leader of the Conservative Party – and prime minister by default – it is time for him to lead the country by example, and stand by his words of 2007, just after Gordon Brown was announced as the new leader of the Labour Party – and prime minister.

Here they are:

For those who can’t read images, the operative part states: “The extraordinary thing is that it looks as though he will now be in 10 Downing Street for three years, and without a mandate from the British people… Gordon Brown could appease public indignation over that, and secure the democratic mandate he needs, by asking the public to vote at once on him… Let’s have an election without delay.”

Well, it looks as though Mr Johnson could be in 10 Downing Street for three years, and without a mandate from the British people, unless he appeases public indignation over that by having an election without delay.

I await the announcement with scepticism.

Oh, and until he makes that announcement, I’m not going to stop calling him BoJob.

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  1. Stu July 24, 2019 at 4:21 am - Reply

    Only time will tell whether he is the ERG’s useful idiot or actually alowed to do his own thing.
    Lord Snooty Reece-Mogg lack of PM nomination speaks volumes about who is pulling the strings of this Bullingdon Club puppet.

  2. Growing Flame July 24, 2019 at 8:21 am - Reply

    “BoJob!” I like it! Can I steal the idea? It can join the other new expression I have stolen that calls defecation “Freeing Tommy Robinson!”

    • Mike Sivier July 24, 2019 at 8:43 am - Reply

      Anyone can call him BoJob if they want.

      • stevensyakkitylemon July 24, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

        You’re missing a trick there, Mike! Surely permission should be exchanged for a donation to your fighting fund? Or possibly, apply for copyright! It’s got legs, this one!

        • Mike Sivier July 24, 2019 at 7:04 pm - Reply

          That just goes to show that I’m the good guy!

  3. nmac064 July 24, 2019 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Alexander B. de Pfeffel Johnson a man of his word? If pigs had wings they’d fly.

  4. Lynn Dye July 24, 2019 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I had to chuckle in agreement at your headline, Mike, because of course as we all know, BoJob has never been nor ever will be a man of his word.

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