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BRITAIN: NO COUNTRY FOR STRONGMEN?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might not seem to share much in common with strongman leaders around the world, but his tenure at 10 Downing has become a test case for strongman politics, Gideon Rachman writes in the Financial Times. The strongman playbook has flourished worldwide, amid a wave of national leaders who “revel in a cult of personality and delight in their willingness to trample over political and legal norms”—some traits Johnson possesses, according to Rachman. Johnson’s premiership will reveal how that style fares in Britain, Rachman writes: If the UK rejects those political tactics, he argues, “it will do a service to democracy around the world.”

At the very least, Johnson’s tenure is sure to coincide with political changes. As Fareed recently wrote, the Tories are morphing under his watch, and Carnegie Europe’s Peter Kellner argues today that Britain’s effective two-party system could crumble amid Brexit’s turmoil.


WILL PARLIAMENT VOTE ‘LEAVE’ ON BORIS JOHNSON?

Though Boris Johnson was just elected Britain’s prime minister, it was his own Tory party that gave him that title, and now that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has signaled he will call for a “no confidence” vote on Johnson when Parliament returns to session next month,.

British observers are speculating as to what might happen if Johnson were to lose.  Tories don’t hold an absolute majority, and with Johnson taking a hard line on Brexit, the prospective result would seem to be in question; recent analysis from The Guardian’s Jessica Elgot examines how various factions are shaping up.

With debate emerging over whether Johnson would technically have to step down, in the event of a lost no-confidence vote, James Forsyth of The Spectator points us back to the intractable lack of consensus in British politics: “Even if Boris Johnson lost a no-confidence vote, it is not clear who could command the confidence of the House of Commons,” he writes. “With no alternative government ready to go, then a general election would be the obvious answer.”


Boris Johnson   ( Possible T-RUMP Clone)

British Prime Minister

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is a British politician serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019. He has been the Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015 and was the MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008.

Spouse: Marina Wheeler (m. 1993), Allegra Owen (m. 1987–1993)Trending
Born: June 19, 1964 (age 55 years), Upper East Side, New York, NY
Partner: Carrie Symonds
Children: Lara Lettice Johnson, Theodore Apollo Johnson, Cassia Peaches Johnson, Milo Arthur Johnson

London (CNN) Boris ( Mad Hair) Johnson was one of the most prominent pro-Brexit campaigners in 2016, and now he has inherited a political crisis that, when you break it down, still looks a long way from being resolved.  But supporters of Johnson believe that his optimism makes him the right man to dig Britain out of its Brexit ditch. And among those supporters is a certain Donald Trump.

Much has been made of the similarities between Johnson and Trump. It's a comparison that the United States President seems to like. On Tuesday night, Trump said, "They're saying Britain Trump. They call him Britain Trump and people are saying that's a good thing. They like me over there. That's what they wanted. That’s what they need."

Overlooking the fact that Johnson was in fact elected by Conservative Party members (0.2% of the population) rather than the country at large --- and that Trump is not in fact widely liked in the UK -- it's not a comparison that Johnson will be pleased about for a number of reasons. 

First, it doesn't really stand up. There are plenty of reasons to criticize Johnson. He has said incredibly controversial things in newspaper columns and on public platforms over the years: Highlights include saying that women who wear Islamic face veils look "like letterboxes" and using racist terms to describe people from the British Commonwealth.

But this doesn't extend to the same sort of anti-immigrant rhetoric that we hear so often from Trump. While Johnson has talked about controlling immigration, he is pro-immigration, just as one might expect from the former mayor of liberal, cosmopolitan London. And the idea he would say that British citizens who happen to be an ethnic minority should “ o back" if they don't like one of his policies is unthinkable.


Boris Johnson under pressure to apologize for burqa comments but don’t expect it, he is a racist like T-RUMP.

Johnson, like Trump, favors lowering taxes for the wealthy. But unlike Trump, he is not an economic protectionist. Johnson believes that one of the main advantages of Brexit is that it will open up the UK's economy to the rest of the world. And, as one might expect from a foreign secretary, Johnson is an unashamed internationalist.

The final and probably most important way that the two men differ is that Johnson actually needs to unite his country. Whatever you think of the man and his politics, Johnson -- unlike Trump -- cannot survive by only playing to his base. If Johnson wants to pull off Brexit and then win a general election in a nation as divided as Britain, he has to win over people from all over the political spectrum. Given that he has wanted this job since he was a child, it is very unlikely that Johnson would use nationally divisive language in the way that Trump does. There simply isn't anything in it for him. 

He once wanted to be king of the world. Now Boris Johnson has his crown,  just like another moron we are familiar with.

Johnson critics often point to a poster made by the official Leave campaign, which Johnson led, warning of mass immigration from Turkey. The poster was misleading, implying that Turkey would be joining the EU imminently, when it was not. 

But the point it was making about EU -- that there is free movement through the bloc -- was not incorrect. And it shouldn't be forgotten that Johnson himself has Turkish roots. Whatever your view of this, it's a long way from claiming that you are going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it. 

Another reason Johnson will not like the Trump comparison is that Trump is genuinely unpopular in the UK, according to almost all polling. So, while the President might think that praising Boris and describing him as a friend is the highest of compliments, it could make British voters that are already uncomfortable about their new prime minister even less happy.



HER ROYAL HIGHNESS QUEEN ELIZABETH

 MEETS

SIR DONALD OF DORK-CHESTER


A sincere apology to our British friends, we have minimalized or removed many pictures of her Majesty the Queen and the other royals with Donald Dork
  

We had thousands of pictures but they included Donald T-rump… being Donald
 

Nevertheless, Our Sick President does not merit being recognized 

with people of real class and honor whether it be here or abroad…

God save the Queen


And Mr. Mestopheles you can have T-rump…

as it is believed you already own him…

WE HAVE GONE BEYOND THE VILLAGE IDIOT, WE WISH TO MAKE THE FIRST UNIVERSAL CLAIM AS DONALD J. T-RUMP IS TRULY THE GALACTIC IDIOT
“One of the major difficulties Trillian experienced in her relationship with Zaphod was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn’t be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn’t understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid. 

He was renowned for being amazingly clever and quite clearly was so—but not all the time, which obviously worried him, hence, the act. He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous.” 

THE PRESIDENTIAL VEST AND HIS WHITE TAILS 

 FEATURED THE ORCA WHALE LOOK


                 


EDITOR:   The President wore white tails to the white tie event, but his tuxedo, from head to toe, was lambasted for being remarkably ill-fitted.  He truly looks like an ORCAOrcas are the top of the food chain in the Ocean.  A position T-RUMP tried to achieve.  Unfortunately he did not drown, utilizing the theory sh*t floats. Hopefully one day we can feed him to the ORCAS.  My goodness they were right, he does look like an ORCA.

Speaking to Daily Mail, Patrick Murphy, the head cutter at tailors Davies and Son, who are based in Savile Row, London, said “ Everything you can imagine” was wrong with the US leader’s outfit.  He added including the schmuck inside of it….

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