Skip to main content

Biffo Boris blogs blotto

I see Boris lunched rather well before he did today's op-ed piece in the Telegraph. He works himself up into a terrible lather about the fact that Gordon Brown is unelected as Prime Minister- YAWN.

Sorry Boris, two words why our constitution does not care about Gordon Brown becoming PM before he gets his own mandate, and why all your indignation is so much horse feathers:

John Major


Anonymous said…
Hmm Cicero let me take you up on these developments: “Senior Liberal Democrats, including some of the party’s young high fliers, reacted with horror and fury to the news, which dominated two meetings of MPs yesterday..They protested that a clique of “elderly Scots” - including Sir Menzies and one of his closest aides, Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope - had got too close to Mr Brown and the Scottish Labour establishment."

These are not Tories saying this but Lib Dems. I know a few Tories in unwinnable seats who had been toying with the idea of at least electing anti ID cards MPs in Lab Lib seats if they could not have a Tory MP. But the mask has well and truly slipped, the cat is out of the bag etc So no fear of a Libertarian alliance now.

Before you protest it was turned down. It was AFTER it was exposed, and after Ming had gone away to hava think. By contrast he turned Cameron's low level LM approach down in a trice. Never has vote Lib Dem, get Labour rung more true.

But you seem sensible why not come and join the One nation wing of the Tory party, Alan Duncan,Francis Maude and even DC seem far more your kindred spirits than GB's mate

Lights Blue touch paper and retreats to safe distance...........

Agrippa said…
Lepidus - c'mon now. The offer came out of the blue and clearly took the Lib Dems by surprise. Sometimes you need to speak with your top level support and seek guidance, even when you have a strong opinion yourself.

Having always said that they will not talk about coalitions I guess it really hasn't been discussed in any depth. Sometimes you need to float an idea with colleagues to bat it out. Certainly if I was in Ming's position I would have gone back to speak to my advisors about it. The difference is I probably would have been pro-active about saying no once I consulted senior colleagues and I would have expressly told my party about the offer before it broke in the press.

In any case, as you point out in your quote there was some dismay amongst young and high flying Lib Dems about the notion of an alliance with Labour. Wouldn't that suggest that you needn't be concerned about the Lib Dems allying with Labour - if Ming was ever to try it he'd be booted out as leader and one of those "young high fliers" would take over.

Popular posts from this blog

Cicero ReDux

By Special Request of Baroness Scott and Mark Valladares... Cicero's Songs returns: bigger, longer and uncut.
October 1st marked the half way point of the Estonian Presidency of the European Union.  Perhaps for many people such an anniversary is of passing interest at best.  Yet the conduct of the Estonian Presidency is reinforcing just how forward looking and innovative the most northerly of the Baltic States has become.
Estonia is a country that wants to live in the future, and with its openness and innovation, that future seems a lot closer than almost anywhere else in Europe
It is not that Estonia does not “do” the past: the picturesque cobbled streets of old Tallinn have tourist crowds a-plenty enjoying the mediaeval architecture in an Indian summer of sunshine and blue skies.  The real point is that Estonia refuses to be a prisoner of its past. Lennart Meri, Estonia’s President in the 1990s- who spent years of his childhood in Siberia- once told me that the country had to conc…

Trump and Brexit are the Pearl Harbor and the Fall of Singapore in Russia's Hybrid war against the West.

In December 1941, Imperial Japan launched a surprise attack on the United States at Pearl Harbor. After the subsequent declaration of war, within three days, the Japanese had sunk the British warships, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse, and the rapid Japanese attack led to the surrender of Hong Kong on Christmas Day 1941 and the fall of Singapore only two months after Pearl Harbor. These were the opening blows in the long war of the Pacific that cost over 30,000,000 lives and was only ended with the detonations above Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

"History doesn't often repeat itself, but it rhymes" is an aphorism attributed to Mark Twain, and in a way it seems quite appropriate when we survey the current scene. 

In 1941, Imperial Japan, knowing its own weakness, chose a non-conventional form of war, the surprise attack. Since the end of his first Presidential term, Vladimir Putin, knowing Russia's weakness, has also chosen non-conventional ways to promote his domestic powe…

The American National nightmare becomes a global nightmare

It is a basic contention of this blog that Donald J Trump is not fit for office.

A crooked real estate developer with a dubious past and highly questionable finances. he has systematically lied his way into financial or other advantage. His personal qualities include vulgarity, sexual assault allegations and fraudulent statements on almost every subject. 

He lost the popular vote by nearly three million votes.

He has, of course, been under criminal investigation practically since before he took the oath of office. The indictment of some of closest advisers is just the beginning. His track record suggests that in due course there is no action he will not take, whether illegal or unconstitutional in order to derail his own inevitable impeachment and the indictments that must surely follow the successful investigation of Robert Mueller into his connections with Russia.

However, all of that is a matter for the American people. 

It is also a matter for the American people that Trump is cheating…