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The banality of stupidity…

by Emma Forage category: Politics

“Dangerous & damaging banality of stupidity #Boris #BuggerOffBoris #BojoMustGo #BorisMustGo #StopBrexit #SmashBrexit http://thndr.me/AnbKxE

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The banality of stupidity…

The tragedy is not that the clown can no longer tell the difference between the circus and reality, but rather that his absurd utterances of predictable regularity do not surprise anymore. The dangerous and damaging banality of stupidity... #BuggerOffBoris #BojoMustGo #BorisMustGo #StopBrexit #SmashBrexit

>> 'I think you’ve got to realise the American President is just one of the huge great global brands – he is penetrating corners of the global consciousness that I think few other presidents have ever done,' said Mr Johnson.

>> In 2016, 2016, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian project manager for Thomson Reuters Foundation, and the mother of a young child, was arrested on holiday visiting her family in Ira. Boris  told a Commons committee that Zaghari-Ratcliffe was "teaching people journalism" - despite the fact that Thomson Reuters Foundatino does not operate in Iran, she is not a journalist, and she was visiting her family for Iranian New Year. After his comments, Zaghari-Ratcliffe was threatened with another five years in jail.

>> Myanmar has embarked on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, and the best chance of stopping it is moral pressure from the international community. Unfortunately, Britain's claim to the moral high ground regarding its former colony has been undermined by footage of Johnson in a Myanmar temple this January, reciting a poem by the arch-colonialist Rudyard Kipling. The UK ambassador to Myanmar managed to stop him before he got to the lines "Bloomin’ idol made o’ mud / Wot they called the Great Gawd Budd” – a reference to the Buddha.

>> In 2002, Johnson wrote about then-prime minister Tony Blair's trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Queen, he said, loved the Commonwealth "partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies". Blair, he suggested, would be "similarly seduced by foreign politeness", and "the tribal warriors will all break out in watermelon smiles". The same year, he wrote that "the best fate for Africa" would be if "the old colonial powers... scrambled once again in her direction".

>> At a Conservative party conference fringe event, Johnson thought it was appropriate to declare that the Libyan city of Sirte could be the new Dubai – "all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away".

>> And many more. Just Google ‘Boris Johnson diplomatic gaffes’ - #BuggerOffBoris #BojoMustGo #BorisMustGo #StopBrexit #SmashBrexit

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