Thursday, 7 July 2022

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns

quote [ His resignation will trigger an internal election to pick a new leader of the Conservative Party, who will also be the next prime minister. He steps down after defections left him unable to govern. ]

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cb361 said[1] @ 12:23pm GMT on 7th Jul
Who would have thought that electing a libidinous, blond, lying gameshow host with delusions of historical grandeur would backfire?
knumbknutz said @ 4:42pm GMT on 7th Jul [Score:1 Funny]
Funny thing is, before BREXIT and BOJO, I had the laughable assumption that the Brits, like the Canadians, were saner than we are here in the USA.
slaytanik said @ 7:19am GMT on 8th Jul
Remember the USA was started by people who wanted to get away from the Brits
Bruceski said @ 8:14am GMT on 8th Jul
Just enough of a culture difference to take the edge off. Like how US comedy often seems cruel while British comics saying the same things seem silly at first glance.
Silent said @ 6:33pm GMT on 8th Jul
We've got a terrible PM, who spent 2 years breaking the rules, and changing the rules to make it all okay, who "resigned" but will be in power until the party replaces him.

I think the UK is fucked, ladies and gentlemen.
moriati said @ 6:55am GMT on 10th Jul [Score:1 Underrated]
"Proper fucked"
cb361 said @ 1:02pm GMT on 9th Jul
I don't know why so many people seem to think that willingness to break the rules is a good thing in a leader. Well, I can think of lots of psychological reasons why they might think that, but none of them are complimentary.
mechanical contrivance said @ 1:35pm GMT on 9th Jul
A lot of people believe the ends justify the means.
steele said @ 2:37pm GMT on 9th Jul
Rules aren't morals. It would depend on why they break the rules.
Silent said @ 7:47pm GMT on 9th Jul
Whether the rules are right or wrong is immaterial in this discussion, but I would never support a leader who breaks the rules because I don't want the opposition to break the rules.
But some folk think their position is the only moral one, and will take any route to get to it
steele said[1] @ 8:52pm GMT on 9th Jul

Liberalism’s most brilliant enemy is back in vogue

Nazi jurist Carl Schmitt appeals to opponents of democracy and the rule of law

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