So much for the Tories’ great white haired hope

Boris Johnson is the blue-eyed boy for many Tories who want to free themselves of the social democrat clutches of David Cameron.  The great white haired hope was making all the right noises a week ago on the subject that confuses Conservatives more than any other, a referendum on EU membership.  But if a week is a long time in politics, it’s a lifetime on Planet Johnson…

Last week:

“We haven’t had a referendum for a very long time, not since 1975.  I think it would be a good thing at the right moment to settle the matter and ask people, ‘are you basically in favour of being in or out?’

This week:

“With great respect to the in-outers, I don’t think it does boil down to such a simple question.

“I don’t think it’s as simple as ‘yes, no, in, out’. Suppose Britain voted tomorrow to come out. What would actually happen? In real terms, what would happen is that the foreign office would immediately build a huge – well, the entire delegation would remain in Brussels.

“We’d still have huge numbers of staff trying to monitor what was going on in the community, only we wouldn’t be able to sit in the Council of Ministers. We wouldn’t have any vote at all. Now I don’t think that’s actually a prospect that’s likely to appeal.”

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Johnson is a Tory and Tories cannot be trusted.  He is also an ambitious political animal and if he wants the Tory crown, he needs to sing from the hymn sheet handed to him by the kingmakers, those monied men in grey suits behind the scenes who control the party and run it to suit their personal and business interests.  No one gets a position of ‘power’ without their approval.

We can expect Johnson to start a hearty rendition of ‘I’m a constructive Eurosceptic’ in days to come despite his admission he wants the UK to remain a clear member.  He will do so as per the wishes of the puppeteers who want to keep increasingly disenchanted grassroots members in the party fold amidst a continuing mass exodus.  The important to thing to note as always, the political class is putting vested self interest and their own views before the wishes of a majority of the British people.

Maybe now the scales will fall from the eyes of a few more people.  Slowly the reality is dawning.  Who knows, maybe some on the centre right who liked Johnson might wish he was still stuck up on that zip wire at the Olympics.

8 Responses to “So much for the Tories’ great white haired hope”

  1. 1 cosmic 26/11/2012 at 2:04 am

    I see a general circling of the wagons, Hannan, Johnson, Oborne etc.

    “This eurosceptic lark is getting serious, time to support Cameron’s magnificent efforts and don’t do anything to make the referendum nonsense worse. If it gets out of hand, we’re all done for”.

    I believe scarcely anyone in the partliamentary Conservative Party won’t put the party, and their careers within it, first.

  2. 4 james higham 26/11/2012 at 3:23 pm

    Just been writing about him – you’re right – he is a great disappointment.

  3. 5 Edward. 26/11/2012 at 8:21 pm

    Boris is a self aggrandizing libidinous pr**k.

    He cares only for himself and the bottom line is, he’s a mate of the great prat himself, one David Cameron. Both of these to88ers are not and never will be the answer to secession from the Union of European autocrats.
    Boris the Chameleon, also changed his colours on CAGW – the bloke is about as trustworthy [bent] as the great dissembler himself – Tony Blair.

    Get stuffed Boris, mind you and off your own bat, you’ve never needed much encouragement from the likes of anybody.

  4. 6 John Payne 26/11/2012 at 8:25 pm

    We and the media need to discuss more openly the ‘kingmakers’ mentioned in this excellent piece to expose their profit making incentive to keep the Bilderburg group objective of Globalisation, which is everything including the EU must not be controlled by the elected state but by private enterprise. Come on folks lets get to grip with the Conservative elites that make sure their elected politicians do not follow their electors views but must toe their (kingmaker) party line.
    Do away with the party whips in parliament who make all their MP’s follow their corrupt party policy.

  5. 7 Umbongo 27/11/2012 at 6:32 pm

    “Johnson is a Tory and Tories cannot be trusted”

    Not quite: he’s a politician and politicians cannot be trusted, Otherwise your post is spot on.

  6. 8 cosmic 28/11/2012 at 1:41 am

    Alas, poor Boris! I knew him, Anonymous: a fellow
    of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy: he hath
    borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how
    abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at
    it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know
    not how oft. Where be your gibes now? your
    gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment,
    that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one
    now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen?
    Now get you to my lady’s chamber, and tell her, let
    her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must
    come; make her laugh at that

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