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Boris Johnson almost gave the late Queen Covid-19 – claim

‘Covid Boris’: this satirical image was made when Johnson caught the virus in April 2020.

Given the evidence, I can only agree with the author of the tweet immediately below.

The quoted material is from The Times, although it is behind a paywall:

For those who can’t read image files, the passage refers to Boris Johnson’s aborted weekly meeting with the late Queen, after he had contracted Covid-19 in early 2020:

“… the Queen turned to an aide and commented that she couldn’t hear a word of what Johnson had said, he was coughing so much. Had the meeting gone ahead as planned, the head of government would probably have given the head of state the virus, a scandal not even Johnson could have downplayed.”

He didn’t care at the time, and This Writer doubts he would have, even if he had infected the Queen and she had died.

So I agree with Judy Hamilton: Boris Johnson should never – ever – be given a position of responsibility again.


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Have you ‘warmed’ to ‘Queen Camilla’? If not, do you know anyone who has?

This is interesting:

This Writer has attended an event in which the current Queen Consort met members of the public, and in fairness they did seem to like her.

But has that really translated into widespread public adulation, considering the history of this particular royal couple?

What do you think of her?


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Why are people petitioning to remove Schofield and Willoughby from their TV presenting job?

One can’t help feeling there’s some malice behind the “queue jump” saga involving Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

The This Morning presenters have been accused of jumping the queue to attend the body of the late Queen Elizabeth II as she lay in state in Westminster Hall – a queue that, at one point, it would have taken 14 hours to traverse.

But it seems to This Writer that they were just doing their job – reporting on the event for viewers of their show. They had press passes and were accorded the same access as others who were covering it. And of course, they were there because their producers had told them to go.

Yet a petition demanding their removal as presenters has hit 55,000 signatures.

Here’s a video clip about the controversy:

Personally, I’m sure they have done much more questionable things on their show – supporting Boris Johnson in some of his more idiotic moments springs to mind. Why couldn’t they be pilloried for that?

Source: ITV This Morning fans’ petition to ‘axe’ Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield reaches milestone – Manchester Evening News

What was wrong with Kwasi Kwarteng at the Queen’s funeral?

It’s a valid question.

In case you haven’t seen what Kwasi Kwarteng was doing, it looks like this:

I reckon this could be the answer-

– don’t you?

Even if it’s not true, the BBC will be prey to such accusations as long as it has a Tory on its board, responsible for “impartiality” (a euphemism if ever there was one).

So how about it, BBC? Why not kick Robbie Gibb off your board and run a proper investigation into Kwasi Kwarteng?

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Did the Archbishop of Canterbury troll Liz Truss during the Queen’s funeral?

This is extraordinary. Take a look:

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Why are food banks closing to mark the Queen’s Funeral? Praise to those staying open!

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Why are Irish broadcasters complaining about news coverage of the Queen’s funeral?

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The Tory legacy for ordinary people: pawn shops and warm banks

“This is the consequence of voting for Boris Johnson and the Tories: they don’t care about you, they never will, they never have – and until people realise that, nothing is going to change.”

Maximilien Robespierre on the rise of pawn shops and warm banks in the fifth-richest nation on Earth:

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Mind-reading Tory columnist reckoned he knew what the Queen was thinking

Wow. Tory columnist Tony Parsons reckoned Queen Elizabeth II went to Balmoral to die – but also to save the union between the countries of the United Kingdom.

Alternatively: did she just go there because it’s an escape from the rigours of day-to-day life, and she ended up passing away there because it’s where she happened to be?

Here’s a video clip:

(Incidentally, I love the sideswipe in which Robespierre namechecks someone for sitting through the Piers Morgan show in order to get the clip.)

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Tories like Iain Duncan Smith are wrong to want to exclude nations from Queen’s funeral

Uh-oh: once again, public opinion should be against the man whose policies caused the deaths of untold thousands of benefit claimants.

After his persecution of people who are sick, disabled and unemployed at the Department for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith simply has no right to criticise other nations for causing deaths.

He has criticised the decision to invite the Chinese government to the Queen’s funeral, saying it was “extraordinary” that the “architects” of genocide against the Uyghur minority had been invited.

But there is a strong diplomatic reason to do so. Here’s Professor Tim Wilson:

Prof Wilson thinks Vladimir Putin should be invited as well, and it’s a good idea; get him here and we can quietly suggest face-saving ways to end the war in Ukraine, for example.

Now Boris Johnson is no longer in charge and is unable to derail peace proposals, we might actually make some progress.

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