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Johnson appears to insult Corbyn during PMQs | The Guardian |

The theme of the exchanges between the two had centred around the Labour leader asking Johnson to publish details of the government's no-deal planning documents, while the prime minister repeatedly challenged Corbyn to support his plan for a 15 October election.

As Corbyn was saying of the new prime minister: "He's desperate, absolutely desperate to avoid scrutiny", Johnson appeared to make the insult.

    Boris Johnson has attacked the British opposition leader as a "big girl's blouse" for refusing to back his plans for an election. Johnson gave a typically shambolic performance during his first Prime Minister's Questions session in the British Parliament, during which he dismissed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's economic policies as "shit."
    [Source: The Daily Beast]

At another point, making a reference to trade deals with the US, Johnson insulted Corbyn by saying: "There's only one chlorinated chicken that I can see in this house, and he's on that bench."

For his part, Corbyn refrained from insults, instead concentrating on asking why the prime minister was unwilling to publish the Operation Yellowhammer no-deal assessment documents, and why the DWP was saying it wasn't in the public interest to disclose their research into how a no-deal Brexit would affect poverty levels.

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Isn't putting the bar very high, but from all accounts the Labour leader Corbyn is by far the better statesman and politician between the two of them!

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by Oui on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 06:07:04 PM EST
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tbh Boris is being tested and found desperately short of what is needed. His petulance is doing him no favours and, at last, he is being faced with responsibilities he cannot run from. And he doesn't like the burden at all.

Also, his well known lying, cheating and slipperiness means that he isn't trusted by anybody in Westminster or Brussels. Nobody believes a word he says, which means that he faces a daunting task because he can make no promise to anybody that can possibly be recieved in good faith. It makes his job impossible.

Dominic Cummings is also learning the limits of bullying and bullshit. He is apprently not taking these lessons well.

All in all, the whole populist nationalism on which Boris rode to power is deflating under pressure. Boris awakes to new humiliation every day, I actually wonder how long he's going to put up with it cos he's obviously responding to it very badly.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 08:59:15 PM EST
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Problem : does the low-information voter know the emperor has no clothes?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 10:28:24 AM EST
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