Never mind the polls – the Tories are terrified and Boris Johnson is running away from scrutiny

Frit: I don’t think Boris Johnson is really so terrified his hair is standing on end, but he is definitely running away from public scrutiny. What a miserable coward.

While the Tory-loving media have been touting an out-of-date poll suggesting a 68-seat Conservative Parliamentary majority, the actions of the party tells a different story.

Boris Johnson has run like a scalded cat from the possibility of being interviewed by Andrew Neil, after the veteran reporter seemed to prefer the sound of his own voice to any answers Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn might have given, in an interview earlier this week.

It seems the cowardly Johnson is afraid that he may face questioning over his own sexism, racism and attempts to spread Islamophobia, the many lies he has told – including to the Queen, and perhaps about his alleged financial connections with Russian money and with hedge fund bosses who apparently supported his bid to become Tory leader in return for a “no deal” Brexit.

He will also snub Channel 4’s election leaders debate on the climate crisis today (November 28) – and he will not attend the BBC’s seven-way leader debate tomorrow (November 29). Mr Corbyn will also be absent.

Mr Johnson’s place will be taken by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak. Who? This Writer had been led to believe Dominic Raab would be there.

But Mr Raab has his own questions to answer after the family of Harry Dunn were excluded from a constituency hustings.

Mr Dunn was killed in a car crash in August, over which the suspected culprit claimed diplomatic immunity – and was granted it by Mr Raab.

So he’s running scared too!

Mr Corbyn’s place will be taken by Rebecca Long-Bailey, who doesn’t have any cloud hanging over her head as far as we can tell.

On the Andrew Neil interview, a Tory source apparently said discussions are ongoing, while Labour chairman Ian Lavery, more believably, said: “He’s running scared because every time he is confronted with the impact of nine years of austerity, the cost of living crisis, and over his plans to sell out our NHS, the more he is exposed.”

Meanwhile, Tory campaigning has shifted from attacking Labour to defending their own vulnerable seats, indicating that they are spooked by poll results and are switching their seat-winning ambitions away from all but a few Leave-heavy Labour marginals.

The best analysis so far seems to come from a Twitter account run by someone calling themselves “Dr Moderate”. See for yourself:

So there you have it.

Support for Labour is increasing day by day and Tory attempts to stop it have failed.

But the Tory-supporting media, including the BBC, are telling you the opposite at a time when the law says they must be impartial.

Source: Boris Johnson ‘running scared’ from Andrew Neil grilling as Prime Minister misses two TV debates – Birmingham Live

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  1. Pete November 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Andrew Neil today was making false claims about the election polls saying that the Tories were way ahead….Hmm not true Mr Neil we should all make a complaint to Politics live about his disgraceful bias behavior on the show.

  2. Dave Rowlands November 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Tories, those who support them, are, above the law.

    Those running scared of a labour government will try everything they can do to get away with undermining the problems facing the people of this country if there is another conservative government voted in. I personally think that conservatives believe that the taxes we pay are there to fund their lifestyles and not for running the country.

  3. Lynn Jenks November 29, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

    The tories definitely are terrified. I’ve just received a card asking for my support for one Sarah Dines. It’s all about her ‘priorities for Deryshire Dales’. But the fact that she’s representing the tory party is only evident on the back, where the Conservatives logo is printed in a rather small font. They know we hate them all right!

  4. Lynn Jenks November 29, 2019 at 10:28 am - Reply

    One of Sarah Dines’ top three priorities is boosting internet connectivity. Haven’t the tory-powered media said this is an insane idea – when Jeremy Corbyn supported it?

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