While Britain sinks, Boris Johnson hides

Builth Wells: This mid-Powys town stands at a relatively high altitude – and under a considerable amount of water. But the floods will be on their way into Herefordshire, where they’ll probably cause considerably more harm.

This Site has found two Tweets that clearly describe the state of the United Kingdom on February 18, 2020.

Here’s the first:

And the second:

It isn’t funny, though.

And where is Boris Johnson?

It seems the prime minister has taken a leave of absence from his duties.

Having had the option of visiting the scenes of flooding across the UK, we find that Mr Johnson has instead taken up residence at Chevening, a grace-and-favour 115-room lakeside mansion in Kent.

It is not known what work Johnson is doing, what with Parliament being in recess.

This Writer reckons he has his work cut out just trying to avoid the recriminations over the employment of Andrew Sabisky, and the fact the nobody is willing to deny that Johnson holds the same racist, sexist, eugenicist and Nazi views.

He could have called an emergency meeting to discuss how to deal with the floods.

But has hasn’t.

He did before the general election, when he needed our votes.

But he doesn’t need them now, so he’s doing nothing.

We do have a comment, though – not from him, nor from his official spokesman, but from his deputy official spokesman. That’s how heavily this matter is weighing on Johnson’s mind.

His deputy official spokesman said: “The Prime Minister will continue to receive updates on the ongoing flooding situation. For anyone affected, flooding is terrible.”

Is that so?

I’m sure we’re all glad the deputy official spokesman is there to tell us these things!

Of course, there’s a lot of talk that this is the result of global warming.

But Johnson isn’t allowed to speak of such things. One of his many bosses, Donald Trump, has apparently forbidden him from acknowledging it, on pain of forfeiting a trade deal that will be vital to Johnson’s I mean the UK’s prosperity in a post-Brexit world.

I wonder how prosperous the rest of us will be, with our fields and factories under water.

Oh, and let’s not forget that we wouldn’t all be in this mess…

If another Tory prime minister, David Cameron, hadn’t cut funding for flood defences nearly 10 years ago.

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11 thoughts on “While Britain sinks, Boris Johnson hides

  1. Nicholas Manning-James

    Is it possible that ‘Boris the Ostrich’ has his head stuck in a fridge and can’t see what is going on?

  2. trev

    The Tories are in denial about everything, whether it’s climate change and floods, or Universal Credit and destitution, no causal link exists or if it does we don’t care and we’ll do nothing about it.

  3. timfrom

    What we need is some of those “Red Wall” constituencies to get flooded out. It seems the wrong people are suffering at the mo…

  4. Growing Flame

    I am becoming slowly worried (if that is the word) that Johnson and his advisers aren’t as clever as they thought. Surely, any sensible,or devious, politician would have had themselves airlifted into a flooded area for several hours, shaking hands ,expressing sympathy, promising the world in aid etc, and then back to London by the late afternoon to carry on plotting.
    But Johnson has done none of this. It would have cost him nothing . Can it be that Johnson, and his chief adviser, the public school bully disguised as a homeless beggar, don’y really care about anything outside their Westminster bubble?

  5. kateuk

    “I wonder how prosperous the rest of us will be, with our fields and factories under water.”
    Of course it doesn’t really matter that our fields and factories are under water, because of the new Tory immigration rules: “Low-skilled workers would not get visas under post-Brexit immigration plans unveiled by the government. It is urging employers to “move away” from relying on “cheap labour” from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology.”
    So all those fields producing soft fruit – the kind that can’t be picked by machines because it is too easily damaged – and all those factories that rely on cheap European labour won’t have any workers anyway, unless they “retain staff” by paying a lot more and making our food a lot more expensive.

  6. Jennifer Drew

    Our leader/dictator/king/women hater boris is hiding because he doesn’t want to answer difficult questions about the floods! And remember he has a huge majority and believes he will remain in power for more than five years! He;s counting on women and men having short term memories and will magically forget about the floods when it is time to elect another fascist tory government.

    Another characteristic of our leader/women hater/dicator boris is that he is lazy as evidenced by his time as fake mayor of London! He did nothing but ensured his minions did all the dirty work for him!

    Never mind – spokesperson for Dept of Environment claimed this: ‘we can’t protect everyone’s homes but we are bulding flood defences!’ Sure and the homes being protected are wealthy fascist tory ones as usual!

    Can’t wait for Chevening to be flooded out! I can wish!

  7. trev

    I detect a kind of Canute effect happening – the deluge is certainly exposing the powerlessness of our ineffective leaders.

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