We all knew it was going to happen. This long and excruciating march towards the finish line was always going to end one way. It’s not like the alternative was any better but there’s something especially exhausting about how predictable and insidious this entire charade was.
Boris Johnson is the new British Prime Minister. Boris beat Jeremy Hunt, the man who helped to desecrate the NHS and who bragged that he’d lower the abortion cut-off date to 12 weeks, by a comfortable margin, but it still only represented the tiniest percentage of the national population. He’s wanted this for a long time. Indeed, it seems to have been his primary motivation as a living being, despite never exhibiting any reasons for his ambition beyond ego and entitlement. A man with a long history of racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, and general ineptitude was applauded into the highest office in the land. His fans are plentiful, alas.
Boris Johnson wins Tory leadership contest, comfortably defeating Jeremy Hunt in a ballot of party members— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) July 23, 2019
He will officially become prime minister tomorrow#NextPrimeMinister updates: https://t.co/BOPyRfVXUI pic.twitter.com/y5eWgPYscH
I can’t mince my words here: PM Boris is the worst conceivable option for a country that is already sunk so far down the drain that Pennywise feels pity for us. He is an incompetent bully whose ambition has steamrolled over countless individuals, a calculating schemer who played up the buffoon persona to cloak his true malice. He campaigned for Brexit because he knew it would get people in the Tory party on his side at a time when he and many others thought such a vote was impossible, then when his lies helped to fuel a Leave vote, he chickened out of running for leader. He let Theresa May deal with that crap until he could sail in and play the hero. As foreign secretary, he sold Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe up the river, he claimed Barack Obama helped anti-British sentiment because of his ‘part-Kenyan’ ancestry. He’s got Trump’s seal of approval as if that wasn’t the biggest warning label on the planet. And when called on to explain his comments about Muslim women who wear the burqa, he claimed we were all being too sensitive.
Boris is a dangerous weasel of a man. F*ck every single person who spent years hyping him up as some adorable clown we could all be pals with. This country’s slide into ultra-right-wing hostility and isolationism is in large part thanks to the rise of Boris Johnson.
Is it too early to start drinking?
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