Boris - The Prime Minister

First thoughts on PMBoris, will he make a difference?


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He seems to be a bit pushy, and there's beginnings of a pushback, First Australia, now the UK. Sprinkle on top a general "screw you China" feeling over CV19 which they foisted on us to save face, and the Human Rights lot yelling about the Uighurs. The Chinese really could have overplayed their hand.
Xi wants PRC to be autonomous. They have acquired/stolen/bought out shedloads of IPR and have resources both within the greater country and their unofficial colonies in Africa and elsewhere. How long will any irritations or set backs hold them back in their long term strategy?
 
Xi wants PRC to be autonomous. They have acquired/stolen/bought out shedloads of IPR and have resources both within the greater country and their unofficial colonies in Africa and elsewhere. How long will any irritations or set backs hold them back in their long term strategy?
Yup.

But all those are in separate places. Global Finance, commerce and logistics are needed to join them together. Its no good to have a massive pile of strategic resource's in Africa, when no one will move them for you because you can't get insurance, or the cash to move them.
If the world suddenly slaps China in the pocket and moves business elsewhere, the there's going to be a rise in unemployment in China. As has been said; I dare you to incite rebellion in a man with a full stomach. That state of affairs doesn't apply to China at the moment. But it can be altered.

Equally, China is on the opposite side of India to Africa. The route to China is quite neatly sandwiched between India and Diego Garcia. So on paper it looks good, but should it need be, the grown ups can give the lead a yank.
 
Didn’t he already allocate over 100 billion on new infrastructure projects in the budget?
No. It was actually a little bit more.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced £640bn of gross capital investment into the UK's roads, railways schools, hospitals and power networks by the end of the Parliamentary term, in a cash injection that will be "triple the average over the last 40 years in real terms"
 

Brotherton Lad

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No. It was actually a little bit more.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced £640bn of gross capital investment into the UK's roads, railways schools, hospitals and power networks by the end of the Parliamentary term, in a cash injection that will be "triple the average over the last 40 years in real terms"
Thank goodness, a socialist Government that borrows a fortune.
 

Yarra

Old-Salt
We won't get all three million. I'd guess at one million here, one million to Taiwan and one million unwilling to uproot.

But BoJo and Raab may well turn Hong Kong into an economic liability for China in the near future. No good having an entrepreneurial ethos in HK if all the entrepreneurs have hit the exit button.

Wordsmith
Shared with CAN and AU too.
 

tgo

War Hero
The Left have got their bowels in an uproar because BoJo - if he gets Brexit right and Covid 19 doesn't kick him in the economic balls - is liable to be a two term prime minister. Which will have left Labour in the wilderness for 20 odd years, and the UK's political landscape permanently changed.

Expect BoJo to become as much of a hate figure as Maggie - and for the same reasons. He's got every chance of putting the glorious United Socialist Kingdom out of reach for a generation; if not more.

Wordsmith
Hopefully he'll get the boundary changes in too, with that and the SNP hoovering up many of the labour votes in Scotland, Labour are fecked forever, unless they completely restructure and start again, and who knows how long that would take.
 
And some of the people living in the Camberley area :)
I didn't spot anything unusual when I went through there on Sunday apart from a massive queue outside Sports Direct.

Unless you were hinting at a certain poster on here instead?
 
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Auld-Yin

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I didn't spot anything unusual when I went through there on Sunday apart from a massive queue outside Sports Direct.

Unless you were hinting at a certain poster on here instead?
Could be! :)
 

Themanwho

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Could be! :)
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate my honourable colleague on inserting a Hong Kong Phooey reference into the debate; something which should be applauded and emaluated by all and sundry whenever possible.

Fanriffic!
 
Hopefully he'll get the boundary changes in too, with that and the SNP hoovering up many of the labour votes in Scotland, Labour are fecked forever, unless they completely restructure and start again, and who knows how long that would take.
That's a bloody good point.. what's happened to the Boundry changes? That looked like it was all set to go until it all blew up at the end of last year?
 

Wordsmith

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That's a bloody good point.. what's happened to the Boundary changes? That looked like it was all set to go until it all blew up at the end of last year?
They were sunk by the Limp Dems in a fit of pique while they were in coalition with the Tories after the electorate rejected AV voting in a referendum.

May inherited a working majority from Call Me Dave, then blew it in her disastrous GE that was meant to capitalise on Corbyn's unpopularity. And once in a minority government, didn't dare put a vote on boundary changes in front of parliament.

BoJo now has the votes to get boundary changes through, but that'll have to wait until after Brexit and after Covid-19 burns itself out. It's probably worth 6 - 10 seats to the Tories - but as the slogan goes "every little helps".

Wordsmith
 
It seems that Stanley Johnson, the PM's father, has managed to get out to Greece, cunningly avoiding the Greek embargo on UK visitors by travelling via Bulgaria, and flouting the "Essential Overseas travel" only UK Government rule in order to prepare his Greek holiday home for letting during the Summer.

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Brotherton Lad

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It seems that Stanley Johnson, the PM's father, has managed to get out to Greece, cunningly avoiding the Greek embargo on UK visitors by travelling via Bulgaria, and flouting the "Essential Overseas travel" only UK Government rule in order to prepare his Greek holiday home for letting during the Summer.

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Doing a Dom. All the rage, allegedly.
 
They were sunk by the Limp Dems in a fit of pique while they were in coalition with the Tories after the electorate rejected AV voting in a referendum.

May inherited a working majority from Call Me Dave, then blew it in her disastrous GE that was meant to capitalise on Corbyn's unpopularity. And once in a minority government, didn't dare put a vote on boundary changes in front of parliament.

BoJo now has the votes to get boundary changes through, but that'll have to wait until after Brexit and after Covid-19 burns itself out. It's probably worth 6 - 10 seats to the Tories - but as the slogan goes "every little helps".

Wordsmith
I think they've put a lot on hold, as more legislation will come through Westminster. For decades our MPs voted for less work, but we're out now.
 
It seems that Stanley Johnson, the PM's father, has managed to get out to Greece, cunningly avoiding the Greek embargo on UK visitors by travelling via Bulgaria, and flouting the "Essential Overseas travel" only UK Government rule in order to prepare his Greek holiday home for letting during the Summer.

Comments?
Who gives a shit?

If Stanley Johnson from Accrington, or Sidney Bloggs from Dudley did the same, who cares?
 

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