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Not the Onion:
Ridicule and disbelief as Boris Johnson insists he's never told a single lie in his whole political career

'He was sacked twice for lying. So when he says he has never lied, he’s literally lying,' says Jo Swinson

Boris Johnson has prompted widespread ridicule after claiming he has never told a lie during his political career in a televised interview.

Appearing on ITV, the prime minister was asked whether he could look the presenter “in the eye” and say he had never lied in his career – spanning back to 2001 when he was first elected as an MP.

“Absolutely not, absolutely not,” Mr Johnson replied. “I have never tried to deceive the public and I’ve always tried to be absolutely frank.”

Pressed again, he continued: “I may have got things wrong, I may have been mistaken, but I’ve never tried to deceive people about the way I see things.”

Mr Johnson later added: “I am not going to pretend that in my political career I have not said or done things that have caused offence. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve certainly made mistakes."
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Boris has a colorful dad:




Or here: https://twitter.com/tezilyas/status/1176541067711262720 (video at the link)

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The fact they refer to it as "victuals."

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That's a real poster? They were saying that getting pissed and fighting was a good, British sort of thing?

I mean, I am aware that that's a bit of a stereotype about Brits, but I didn't realize it was openly celebrated by "Licensed Victuallers".

Also, they look more like they're dancing than fighting.
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Map of the clans:

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MacNeil here. Although I’ve only been to Barra once.

“Niall of the nine hostages” - I wonder what colorful founding figures the other clans have (to lazy to look up)

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Stewart/Stuart here on my mother's side.
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↑ I was intrigued/amused by the Oliphant name.




Boris Johnson said UK's poorest communities are made-up of 'chavs,' 'burglars,' 'drug addicts,' and 'losers'
  • Boris Johnson wrote that Britain's poorest communities "[supply] us with the chavs, the losers, the burglars, the drug addicts..."
  • In a newspaper column from 2005 unearthed by Business Insider, Johnson claimed that the poorest 20% live on "run-down estates" and only vote for Labour in the "deluded hope of bigger hand-outs."
  • Johnson also suggested in 2013 that economic inequality was inevitable due to lower intelligence among low-earners.
  • Labour's David Lammy accused the prime minister of showing 'disdain for working-class people.'
https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-j ... rs-2019-11

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Wow, that fucker is every bit as offensive and stupid as the Orange Fucktard isn't he?
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↑ They are secret twins. :P

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It sounds like "Social Darwinism" minus the racial overtones.
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↑ What unites them all is that they always consider self-evident being part of the Master Race™.

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Look what I found 8)

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Britain has closed almost 800 libraries since 2010, figures show

Annual survey shows sharp cuts to local authority funding have led to the loss of 17% of branches, alongside sharp staff and funding shortfalls

Almost 800 libraries have closed since the Conservative-Lib Dem government implemented austerity in 2010, new figures reveal.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (Cipfa) annual survey of the UK’s libraries, excluding Northern Ireland, shows there are 3,583 library branches still open in the UK – 35 fewer than last year. Since 2010, 773 have closed.

The closure of almost a fifth of the UK’s libraries over the last 10 years comes against a backdrop of a 29.6% decline in spend, said Cipfa. National spending on the service topped £1bn in 2009/10 but dropped to under £750m in the last year, which saw a 0.4% increase on the 2017/2018 spend.

The number of paid librarians has also plummeted. In 2009/2010, the point marking the start of the Tory-led government’s austerity drive, there were 24,000 salaried staff working in libraries. Last year, there were 15,300 employees and more than 51,000 volunteers.

As the number of branches and paid staff have declined, so have library visits: there were 226m visits to libraries over the last year, compared with 315m in 2009/2010.

Cipfa chief executive Rob Whiteman said that while spending had increased slightly in the last year, the figures showed a sustained trend where local councils on tight budgets had been forced to redirect funding to priority services such as social care.
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As the number of branches and paid staff have declined, so have library visits: there were 226m visits to libraries over the last year, compared with 315m in 2009/2010.
chicken/egg?
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