It’s not just Johnson: the whole culture that cheered him on needs booting out | Aditya Chakrabortty

It’s not just Johnson: the whole culture that cheered him on needs booting out | Aditya Chakrabortty

Boris Johnson, Conservatives

1/20/2022 10:39:00 AM

It’s not just Johnson: the whole culture that cheered him on needs booting out | Aditya Chakrabortty

I was mourning my mother as Downing St partied. But even I can’t blame this morally bankrupt prime minister alone, says the Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty

Boris Johnson, then mayor of London, receives a standing ovation at 2015 Conservative conference.Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty ImagesBoris Johnson, then mayor of London, receives a standing ovation at 2015 Conservative conference.Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Thu 20 Jan 2022 07.00 GMTLast modified on Thu 20 Jan 2022 07.17 GMTOn the last Sunday before the 2019 general election, the Sunday Times cast its vote. “Mr Johnson is regarded with some suspicion by voters,”its editorial admitted. “He has an on-off relationship with the truth,” often preferred “bluster to grasp of detail”, and had a “colourful private life more typical of a French president”. Nonetheless, the paper urged its readers to put a liar, a bullshitter and a renowned moral incontinent in charge of the country. In making this argument, it was joined by the vast majority of national newspapers, and by the end of that week they got their wish.

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tunadave52 This hits so many nails right on the head. that'll be 90% of your colleagues then Sorry for your loss, but the death of your mother is being used for political purposes. Shame on you. Remember the sole aim of the rag IS TO GET THE LABOUR PARTY ELECTED I agree DominicRaab imho if those who are supporting the ministerial code being broken are cheering this on. They should be asked to step down. It’s about fairness.

What, the rich priveleged asshole culture? All right! Labour are just as bad now. What we are seeing now is two parties who want to tell the people 'we know what's best for you.' Sick of the lot of them. PR needed They all need to go Just go… Sorry labour, but if there was an election tomorrow, Sir Keir would still lose against Boris.

+ 60% of the population BJEXIT? BJEXIT!

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Boris Johnson says ‘nobody told me’ No 10 party was not a ‘work event’BREAKING: Boris Johnson has again insisted he believed a gathering in No 10’s garden during the first lockdown was a ‘work event’. Then why was alcohol involved you don't drink and drive so how are these people allowed to'work' and drink. My works events are restricted to 'teams' as per government advice Does any 1 believe what he says 🙈🙈🙈

Doctors warn hospitals ‘not coping’ as study links A&E waits to deaths‘It’s clear that hospitals simply do not have the capacity to cope,’ warns Dr Simon Walsh from the British Medical Association They needed a study to discover this!!? Incredible. The NHS have told us for years. The public have known for years, volunteer and add to NHS charities to help. The press knew for years and did little. THE TORIES DELIBERATELY UNDERFUNDED FOR YEARS!! 🤬🤬

I was mourning my mother as Downing St partied. But even I can’t blame this morally bankrupt prime minister alone Boris Johnson, then mayor of London, receives a standing ovation at 2015 Conservative conference. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images Boris Johnson, then mayor of London, receives a standing ovation at 2015 Conservative conference. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images Thu 20 Jan 2022 07.00 GMT Last modified on Thu 20 Jan 2022 07.17 GMT O n the last Sunday before the 2019 general election, the Sunday Times cast its vote. “Mr Johnson is regarded with some suspicion by voters,” its editorial admitted . “He has an on-off relationship with the truth,” often preferred “bluster to grasp of detail”, and had a “colourful private life more typical of a French president”. Nonetheless, the paper urged its readers to put a liar, a bullshitter and a renowned moral incontinent in charge of the country. In making this argument, it was joined by the vast majority of national newspapers, and by the end of that week they got their wish. Over the past few days, those very same papers have discovered that a liar, a bullshitter and a moral incontinent runs the government. They are, naturally, horrified. The furies are now descending upon this prime minister. Having thoroughly chewed him up and digested every last point of polling advantage, the party he led to its first serious majority in 30 years is about to spit him out; the very MPs who most directly owe him their seats are plotting his demise. The obit already being written is about how one man, beset by monstrous flaws of character, presided over a rotten, insensate culture in Downing Street. Scarcely a word is said about how a rotten political culture chose this cracked actor to be prime minister in the first place. Even to ask the question is to divert from Westminster’s splendid game of Pop Goes the Weaselly Politician. Yet look around and count the examples of a truly ulcerous politics. Here are the columnists, gravely warning that to cling on to Boris Johnson is to endanger democracy – two years after excusing his attempts to shut down parliament and ram through his Brexit. Over there are the backbenchers, mutinying not because their leader broke his own lockdown rules but over how this might affect their careers. Heckling from the wings is breachfinder-general Dominic Cummings, apparently unencumbered by any shame over his own eye test at Barnard Castle. Centre stage is, of course, Johnson, on trial not for racking up the