BoJob went to Scotland with barmy offer and was booed. I bet he was surprised

What kind of reception did Boris Johnson expect, north of the border? Rapturous applause?

Even his own Scottish Tory leader couldn’t manage that.

This is the man who published a poem stating that the Scottish people are a “verminous” race that should be placed in ghettos and exterminated.

He has said that Scots should be banned from being Prime Minister.

And he said £1 spent in Croydon was worth more than £1 spent in Strathclyde.

This is probably the thinking that inspired him to offer £300 million – not just to Scotland, but between all the devolved nations – to boost growth.

Obviously, he thought it wasn’t worth spending any more.

One wonders whether Mr Johnson was dismayed by the reception he got:

Even Ruth Davidson said she couldn’t sign up to his plan for a “no deal” Brexit, and she’s the leader of the Scottish Conservatives! One can only speculate as to the kind of language he received from Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (she’s at the top of the steps to Bute House, there) once they were both safely behind closed doors.

He’s still paying – how many?* – billions for HS2, you know. Even Philip Hammond couldn’t say how much it was costing when he was Chancellor so there’s no hope of BoJob knowing.

He’s doing his best to avoid paying £39 billion to the EU as part of our separation agreement – but apparently that can’t go to the devolved nations or even other areas that will be affected by Brexit because he wants to spend the same amount of money on another vanity high-speed rail project, between Leeds and Manchester.

All things considered, he was lucky to get away with just being booed.

I mean, does anyone remember his reception at a Tory Party conference in Manchester? He was pelted with balls by protesters from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC).

Mr Johnson’s next stop is in Wales, where he is apparently set to discuss Brexit with farmers – so let’s hope they pelt him with a substance that they have readily available.

*£56 billion. Allegedly.

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9 thoughts on “BoJob went to Scotland with barmy offer and was booed. I bet he was surprised

  1. Joan Edington

    Ever so slight error there Mike 🙂 I thought that you, even if anti-SNP, would recognise Nicola Sturgeon. This was a meeting at Bute House, where BoJo was meeting with our FM, not Tory HQ North Britain.

  2. Ron Wilson

    Jeez. That’s not Ruth Davidson (who has lost every election she has led) but our First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
    I’m astounded you don’t know this.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I did know it. That was just an error in writing the story. Please don’t try to blow a simple mistake out of proportion.

  3. William Craig

    Sorry to be picky, but that’s definitely not Ruth Davidson at the top of the steps. That’s Nicola Sturgeon, FM, and you making that mistake could be taken as an example of why Scotland needs to get away from the UK as soon as possible.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I’ll agree with you about the first part but not the second. Sometimes a mistake is just a mistake.

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