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Twitter Reacts to that Boris Johnson Domestic Abuse Police Call

By Petr Navovy | Politics | June 24, 2019 |

By Petr Navovy | Politics | June 24, 2019 |


The Tories are a zombie party that receives twice as much money from the wills of its dead members than it does from its living ones. Its members are dying off, using their money to prop up a party only interested in preserving the historic social and economic injustices that Britain was built on.

Boris Johnson is a horrifically racist, sexist, ill-tempered, reactionary capitalist who masquerades as a charming British eccentric, calculatedly messing up his hair prior to public appearances and speaking in a ‘disarmingly’ confused rhythm. The British media love to let him get away with that. I wrote about some of the ways that he represents all the terrible things about Britain’s class system, history, and embedded systems of privilege. He is also almost certainly—thanks to the votes of a few thousand Tory party members—about to become Tory party leader and therefore Britain’s Prime Minister.

We saw yet another demonstration of Johnson’s toxic nature as well as the media’s priorities this weekend, after a media furore erupted following a disturbance at the house of Johnson’s girlfriend. Neighbours were concerned about sounds of potential domestic violence, and so they called the police. According to The Guardian, which broke the story:

Police were called to the home of Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, in the early hours of Friday morning after neighbours heard a loud altercation involving screaming, shouting and banging.

The argument could be heard outside the property where the potential future prime minister is living with Symonds, a former Conservative party head of press.

A neighbour told the Guardian they heard a woman screaming followed by “slamming and banging”. At one point Symonds could be heard telling Johnson to “get off me” and “get out of my flat”.

The neighbour said that after becoming concerned they knocked on the door but received no response. “I [was] hoping that someone would answer the door and say ‘We’re okay’. I knocked three times and no one came to the door.”

You may not have heard of this on the other side of the pond. The whole saga is a disgrace, full of domestic abuse minimisation, diversionary framing, and Tory apologists trying their damnedest to re-focus the attention on the neighbours who recorded the fight and called the police. Luckily there has also been plenty of push back from social media too.

Here, Toby Young, one of the single most idiotic reactionaries stalking the British media landscape:

Here, this bellend:

Here, Tory MP Priti Patel:

The other Boris Johnson story breaking as we speak is the revelation of his explicit links to Steve Bannon.

Boris Johnson is reflective of almost every toxic feature of Britain’s post-colonial, warmongering, neoliberal, white supremacist society. Him having links to that bloated raisin of a white nationalist is the least surprising thing to come out in quite some time. The ma