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"... the internationally beloved mayor of London." Hah!

Well, not anymore (on any of these counts ...)
I'm wondering if people are now going to review bomb him in various places. Not to mention use his quotes on immigrants - though I suppose they'd have already done that by now.
Yes, they have (used his quotes on immigrants), and they still are. Much good did it do the "remain" campaign ...

The only person who (thankfully) seems to have benefitted from Johnson's and the new Tory mayoral candidate's stance on immigrants, and the obvious idiocy of some of their remarks, was Johnson's successor as Mayor of London ... the Labour candidate, a son of immigrants himself.
There is SO much that SO confusing about how all that went down - and the surprise from both sides that it passed is just as weird. There's a "well, we didn't really think through how we'd manage this part" attitude that's so odd. But then that's politics - the real work of getting things done usually never falls to the people talking the most.

Meanwhile the US is all "um, hope this doesn't happen in Nov." - in the sense that we have a political candidate who no one knows what wackiness could result from, and no one expects to win even though a lot of folk here will always vote for a party.

Logic is not strong in the world these days. I suppose we'll all get some fun history of politics books out of it all though.
I hope we'll *survive* sure and certain enough to be around when we're getting that sort of book out of it in the first place. I don't think the political decisions made in several parts of the world, all at the same time, have ever felt this (for lack of a better word) ominous, short-sighted and stupid in my entire life. (And that includes the better part of the Cold War nuclear scare ...)
Hol 1 year ago
Ah, so this is the one you meant in your later post.