Monday, 9 December 2019

Johnson isn't naughty he Dishonest and Treacherous

Perhaps you could  put it down to the question ,  but the Prime Minister saying naughtiest thing he had ever done and was "prepared to admit" was riding his bicycle on the pavement.

"Naughty" things  is what children do, Dishonest  and Treacherous  are different thing  altogether.

Boris Johnson had previously been asked the question by Sky News during the election campaign but said he needed more time to think about it.
Much has been made of Mr Johnson's past record, which has included being sacked as a Times journalist for making up a quote and lying to then-Tory leader Michael Howard about his affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt - another decision that saw him sacked, this time from his role as a shadow minister.
But when asked on Sky News's Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme whether he had given his naughtiest deed any more thought, he exclaimed: "Oh no, not this again", before asking his aides to provide him with suggestions of the naughtiest thing they had witnessed him do.
He then coughed up the confession of having cycled on the pavement in the past.
The Conservative Party leader said: "I think I may sometimes, how can I put this, I may sometimes when I was riding a bicycle every day - which I used to do - I may sometimes have not always obeyed the law about cycling on the pavement.
"But I want you to know how firmly and strongly I disapprove of people who cycle on the pavement and I think it's wrong and I feel bad about it but I might sometimes have scooted up onto the pavement rather than dismounting before."
Asked if that was actually the naughtiest thing he had ever done, he replied: "No, no, it was a very careful rubric. What you said was the naughtiest thing that I was prepared to admit..."

He could have admitted to lyingon numerous occasions
 Here’s six times he is known to have lied.
1.When he was fired from The Times for inventing a quote
Within months of starting a job at Times, which he got through family connections, he was sacked.
In his first front page story, he invented a quote from an academic. The academic, who happened to be Johnson’s own godfather, complained.
Instead of apologising then, Johnson wrote a further story saying the “mystery had deepened”.
He was sacked by the Times but, through knowing its editor from Oxford, got a job at the Telegraph.
2. When he was sacked from the Tory front bench for lying about an affair.
Johnson denied having an affair with journalist Petronella Wyatt, saying: “I have not had an affair with Petronella. It is complete balderdash.”
However, Wyatt and her mother said the affair did happen and she had to have an abortion as a result.
A spin doctor to the then Tory leader Michael Howard decided Johnson had lied to them and sacked him from his role as party vice chair and shadow arts minister.
3. When he said the UK gives £350m a week to the EU
During the referendum campaign, Johnson was repeatedly pictured with a bus saying that the UK gave the EU £350m a week.
When an ITV reporter told him it wasn’t true, he repeatedly said that it was.
According to the UK Statistics Authority, this figure should be £289m a week and, more importantly, it doesn’t include what the EU gives the UK.
Nevertheless, Johnson continued to repeat the lie at least until 2017. The chair of the UK statistics authority wrote a public letter to him accusing him of a “clear misuse of official statistics”.
4. When he lied about Turkey joining the EU
Johnson was on the core group of the campaign committee of Vote Leave. A common Vote Leave campaign poster said “Turkey (population 76m) is joining the EU”.
Johnson himself wrote to Cameron to say: “The public will draw the reasonable conclusion that the only way to avoid having common borders with Turkey is to vote leave and take back control on 23 June,”
While there has been talk of Turkey joining the EU for decades, according to Full Fact, it is very unlikely to join any time soon.
As an EU member, the UK would have been able to veto Turkish membership if it ever did get close to joining.
5. When he lied about the EU’s kipper regulations
At the final Tory leadership hustings, he said “Brussels bureaucrats” rules meant kippers must be sent with a plastic ice pillow, thus increasing costs.
According to Full Fact, this is “incorrect”. The temperature requirement is a UK one.
6. When he promoted fracking
Johnson claimed: “There have been 125,000 fracks in the US, and not a single complaint to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).”
Full Fact say: “This is just not true. The EPA is currently examining the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.”
Of course Johnson has avoided questions on the above and in this election has avoided serious scrutiny in particular facing Andrew Neil.
Neil delivered an extraordinary monologue to camera on Thursday night over Johnson's continued refusal to commit to a prime-time grilling on television, in a withering put-down that immediately went viral.
Neil "empty-chaired" Johnson suggested that the prime minister had sidestepped the interview because the Conservatives' campaign pledges would not stand up to scrutiny and because he did not want to address his perceived lack of trustworthiness.
'The theme running through our questions is trust — and why at so many times in his career, in politics and journalism, critics and sometimes even those close to him have deemed him to be untrustworthy.
"It is, of course, relevant to what he is promising us all now."

Johnson is not a"Naughty" Schoolboy , and it is frankly ridiculous , that he is allowed by the media  to give such an impression.

1 comment:

Gwyn Isaac said...

Electorally, he may be the Teflon Tory? We will see,soon....