Firstly, let me state categorically that I’m not celebrating Boris Johnson’s resignation. I remember the euphoria back in December 2019 when Boris and the Conservatives were elected in a landslide. Okay, okay, his opponent was Albanese’s great mate, the Jew hater and terrorist loving Jeremy Corbyn, but it was and remains an amazing win. With the promise of finally delivering on Brexit, Boris’ Tories smashed a red wall of constituencies that had never before voted for the Conservative Party and he didn’t need a dragon to demolish that red wall. Boris himself was the dragon and this British dragon did deliver on his promise of getting Brexit done. Okay, okay, it was a flawed Brexit but he got it through.
I knew a lot about Boris’ flamboyant history, his womanising and his tendency towards “fibbing” (okay, I’m being kind, his lying) but I thought to myself, alright, like Trump and like Netanyahu, Boris is far from perfect but he’s the right person for the job precisely because of his eccentricity, because of his bulldog spirit, and because I viewed him as someone who was not a rabid conservative but more of a “libertarian” and I thought to myself that this is precisely the type of person needed for the top job, just like Margaret Thatcher was back in 1979 when she was elected, the right person for the times.
So, this morning I wake up and I feel a profound sense of disappointment and malaise, actually the better word as to how I am currently feeling is “unease” because it should never ever have come to this. My disappointment with Boris, as what happened with Tony Abbott, started early, with Boris it began in early 2020. However, let me state here and now a few pertinent points regarding Boris Johnson
1. Boris Johnson did get Brexit through, after four years of dithering and vacillating by the Tories and the establishment and for his “crime” of accomplishing Brexit, he became the chief villain for a smug urban elite and a squalid MSM to go after.
2. Having gotten Brexit through, Boris Johnson quickly became the target of a vindictive and vicious left-wing media, led by the BBC and Sky (no relation to Sky Oz), both outlets have spent the best part of two years undermining Boris Johnson and his government in order to destroy it. But just like Scott Morrison here, Boris should have confronted these media outlets, particularly the BBC, by once and for all terminating the BBC license fee. For over two years Boris Johnson’s government “talked” endlessly about ending the licence fee but they have done nothing, just like how here in Oz Liberal politicians talk endlessly about their ABC and its bias and yet they do nothing. Until right of centre government take off their gloves and begin to punch back in the culture wars, firstly by confronting and taking on the biased MSM, particularly government funded media outlets such as the BBC and ABC, absolutely nothing will change and they will continue to be maligned, vilified, and undermined by these outlets which are acting as agents of the progressive left. “Partygate” was a media distraction, a tool for the media to undermine Johnson and his government. Don’t get me wrong, what Boris Johnson did was wrong but UK Labour were at it too, as well as other assorted elite scum that permeate through Whitehall, oh and which reminds me, now is also the time for Labour leader Keir Starmer to resign, because he has also lied and tried to cover up his own “party gate”. Fair’s fair.
3. It’s clear that Carrie Johnson was not exactly a benign influence on Boris. There’s no doubt she was behind the sacking of a crucial Johnson advisor back in 2020, one Dominic Cummings, and that was where the rot began in earnest. Carrie Antionette, a rich Green toffy Princess, along with her best buddies such as Green zealot multi-millionaire Zac Goldsmith, pushed Boris along a Green highway to hell, beginning with the ludicrous policy of “net zero emissions”, his talking up of “renewables” and his demonising of fossil fuels. How did that go Boris? It is a proven recipe for disaster. This disastrous recipe began to crack like the San Andreas fault well before Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, think back to November 2021, when the elite scum of the world gathered in Glasgow, the wind stopped blowing with the result that there were critical power shortages, so the Johnson government was forced to fire up recently closed coal fired power plant. You couldn’t make this up. There’s one thing that Putin’s war has done, very successfully I might add, and that is to expose the Green follies of Western Europe for what it truly is….suicide.
4. The red wall and the south of England is made up of men and women who are socially conservative and who are unashamedly proud to be British. It is these people who voted for Boris in 2019. These people are rightly worried about the high rates of immigration to the UK, they are rightly worried about the influx of illegals flooding across the channel from France every day, they are rightly worried about the toxic “religion of pieces”, they are rightly worried about the assaults on free speech, they are rightly worried about the politicisation of institutions such as the UK police, they are rightly worried about the sinister transgender nonsense being spruiked by urban elites and they are rightly worried about the attacks on British culture and British history. For being “rightly worried”, these people are smeared by London elites as “racists”, “Islamophobes”, “transphobes”, “dumb” and all the other pejorative label elites like to throw at ordinary people who are rightly worried about their country being trashed. In late May and June 2020, these same ordinary proud Britons rightly looked askance when BLM mobs took the streets of London, Bristol, Manchester, and Liverpool and attacked, vandalised, and removed statues of British historical figures with one statue being tossed into Bristol Harbour, and they watched in horror when British police took the knee to these hard-left protesters. They waited and waited and waited for Boris and his Conservative government to denounce the BLM rioters but instead there was silence. Johnson and his ministers were impotent in the face of Marxist trash. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, Boris Johnson’s human flaws would have been tolerated by Conservative MPs and by voters had he led a robust and courageous conservative/right of centre government, a government that was willing to unpick Blair’s toxic legacy. Like Cameron and May before him, he didn’t. His great legacy is Brexit but on almost every other issue he failed.
Finally, this is the man who wrote a very good book on Churchill and who has long modelled himself as a sort of Churchillian figure, yet this same man could not and would not utter one word of condemnation when, in London in mid-2020, hard-left Marxist BLM protesters vandalised the statue of Winston Churchill and the statue then had to be covered up for months. I can’t help feeling that was a portent of what was to come. I doubt Winston Churchill would have remained silent seeing a statue of Wellington vandalised by Marxist scum.
A few hours ago, Melanie Phillips uploaded a piece on the Jewish News Syndicate which I would urge everyone to read (you can find the link on the excellent Powerline blog). Phillips ended her piece about Johnson as follows…
In Britain, America and Israel, there’s an overarching and urgent need for leaders who will robustly defend their nation against the onslaught being mounted against it both from within and without.
Nothing else matters. We can live with most flaws. We can’t live without a stalwart, patriotic and courageous heart.
Indeed, and Melanie’s words apply to Australia too. We are crying out for courageous conservatives and Boris Johnson, like Scott Morrison, was not courageous.