Boris Johnson has apparently come up with a new boneheaded plan to fool us into thinking his other boneheaded plans are actually good ideas.
He has taken to labelling his stupidest mistakes “very sensible”.
So, for example, responding to the EU’s announcement that it is about to take legal action against the UK after Johnson unilaterally changed the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit deal, delaying the introduction of new sea border checks on food, parcels and pets, among other changes,
the prime minister said the actions taken by the UK were “temporary and technical measures that we think are very sensible”.
No, they were very stupid. But Johnson is caught between a rock and a hard place. If he implements changes that mean NI is treated differently from the rest of the UK, then organisations in the Province will tear up the Good Friday Agreement.
It seems he’s decided that upsetting the EU is the least stupid thing to do – but it’s still not “very sensible”.
Another thing he thinks is “very sensible” is the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill currently in Parliament, demonstrating that the Conservatives think damaging a statue is twice as bad as rape; the latter attracts only a five-year prison sentence while the former will put you in jail for 10 years.
— Allie Hodgkins-Brown (@AllieHBNews) March 15, 2021
the legislation was a “very sensible package of measures” .
One policy he didn’t say was “very sensible” was his plan to create miles of new bus lanes on our roads, and many more bus services in a half-hearted bid to get commuters out of their cars and onto public transport – a major u-turn for Conservatives.
In fact, cutting down on the number of cars with only one person in them, stinking up the country and polluting the world, is “very sensible” – it’s just that Johnson is the last person who should be promoting it because he very clearly isn’t.
Johnson seems to be crazy about buses – although his fixation has caused him more harm than good…
No other operators wanted the Boris buses , too heavy , the fare dodgers friend , poor ventilation , too expensive etc
The manufacturer has gone bust https://t.co/Bu37ScPJL3
— NORBET (@NORBET) March 15, 2021
Do you even remember the Boris buses? It’s good to remember some of the white elephants from his time as London Mayor, isn’t it?
Johnson also loves a photo opportunity in a bus… although some might say this is to push the images of that big red ‘Leave’ bus, with the lies about spending all the EU subsidy money on the NHS instead, down the search engine rankings.
Someone (can't remember who or I'd credit them) suggested the model bus story was invented so when 'Boris Johnson bus' was Googled, that would push the red bus with the lies on the side down in the rankings. Seems plausible. I don't believe he's made a model bus in his life.
— Julie Morrigan (@JulieMorrigan) March 15, 2021
His latest bus-related project was heralded with another photo-op of him in a driving seat. No – I’ll save you from those pictures. Instead, let’s consider some of the responses after I passed comment on it:
#LiarBoreArse would never have passed the sobriety test.
— saramo (@saramo) March 15, 2021
Could you imagine the unreliability of a bus driven by him?
— Rick Fisher (@drpie53) March 15, 2021
I would not let him drive a Bus with Passengers
— the prisoner ⏳ (@No6_theprisoner) March 15, 2021
And yet 13 million people voted to let him steer the ship of state. Not “very sensible” at all!
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