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Good2BWith  Male  West Yorkshire 1-Jun-2019 12:06 Message #4741096
wonderoushen 1-Jun-2019 11:46
I think Trump endorsing Boris could back fire, in the same way Obama saying we'd be at the back of the queue for a trade deal post brexit. I wouldn't want Trump on my side.
I agree with that. One can only hope that such an endorsement from Trump is a Ball and Chain rather than a loan of political wings.

I read that Mr Trump has indulged himself in making further comments about some of the other prominent contestants and "royalty' members.

Donald Trump has backed Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister, in an interview with the Sun
in which
he also called Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, “nasty”.

Mr Trump said he also looked favourably on Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, telling the Sun: "Yup, I like him."

But he said Environment Secretary Michael Gove had been wrong to apparently criticise him over Iran.
Good2BWith  Male  West Yorkshire 1-Jun-2019 12:22 Message #4741097
One clever piece of political manipulation that so many have embraced, or fallen for, is the habit of referring to Mr B Johnson as "Boris".
All others are referred to by their Title, Given name, Family name and subsequently by their Family name only.
Mr B Johnson is referred to, even by his opponents, as "Boris".

This further enhances his mask of being an avuncular chap with not a gramme of unkindness in his 'soul'.

Instead of which, he would, metaphorically, sell his best friend to a glue factory if it might gain him a career advantage
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia 1-Jun-2019 12:42 Message #4741098
It's a bit like fans of the messiah calling him Jeremy instead of Corbyn, it makes it sound (in their heads at least) as though they are bestest mates...
tumbled  Male  Gloucestershire 1-Jun-2019 12:58 Message #4741099
A lot of them get to be known as their 'pet' name or whatever it is.

Maggie Thatch, Paddy Ashdown, Ming Campbell are just a few that immediately spring to mind..

American ones, George Dubya,

many more, if I think of them.

With Maggie Thatch, for instance, that was often said by both sides of the fan/hate club, but the haters also had plenty of other things, 'witch' being one.

It all is what it is.
Good2BWith  Male  West Yorkshire 1-Jun-2019 21:18 Message #4741110
Gilpin 31-May-2019 21:02
Rory Stewart. Just watched QT ...
His gaff over China didn't serve him well.
Not having seen the programme, what was Mr Stewart's gaffe over China, please?
I can't find any reference to it in the MSN.

Widespread are the references to Mr Hunt's gaffe:
"Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt mistakenly referred to his wife as Japanese during a visit to Beijing to discuss post-Brexit trade deals between the UK and China."
Mr Hunt's wife is actually Chinese.
Templar2013  Male  South East London 1-Jun-2019 21:45 Message #4741112
Good2BWith. I do think you have a good point about the way names are used politically but in the case you mention I think it’s more likely that Boris Johnson is referred to as Boris because his Christian name is unusual and his surname common so it’s used for convenience.
Orson  Male  Tayside 2-Jun-2019 15:53 Message #4741166
If they made Johnson Foreign Secretary, then anything is indeed possible.
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex 3-Jun-2019 16:39 Message #4741235

Not having seen the programme, what was Mr Stewart's gaffe over China, please?
I can't find any reference to it in the MSN.

Sorry if it's not on the internet then I'm not at liberty to say. Maybe China objects. Not everything is on the internet. I once had to remove something quite innocuous (to do with the ROH) not important but not public knowledge.
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex 3-Jun-2019 17:55 Message #4741240

"If they made Johnson Foreign Secretary, then anything is indeed possible."

The world will be Boris' giant oyster! :)

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