By Jove it’s a Kipper!
Boris Johnson yesterday assured us that we would have clean water and Mars Bars in his speech at a Tory Hustings. Im so glad about that. I was awake at 3.30am today and it fair put my mind at rest.
He also waved a kipper around and complained that the EU makes a Manx smoker put an ice pillow in his packaging. He failed to point out that the Isle of Man is not in the EU but chooses to follow their rules so as to trade with them.
He also spoke on Peston last night saying that he would embark on a campaign of public information – that telling people no deal will be fine – just fine actually – will help in any way at all. And who trusts him to tell the truth anyway? He is a liar and he knows it – we know it too. Even those Tory members voting for him know it. Unfortunately it makes not one iota of difference as they or their crosses in the box beside his name. Lying is acceptable to those Members as a means of getting Brexit at any cost.
And where is Jeremy Hunt? Who knows – nowhere it seems! I’ll be very surprised if he produces a result in which he pips Boris to the post. The only reason he hasn’t bowed out already is that he is the patsy to prevent Boris being elected unopposed.
All this and we can see the pound is currently the worst performing major currency in the world, London house prices are falling, the Office for Budget Responsibility are forecasting a recession next year with a no deal Brexit and the economy to shrink by 3%.
Yet Boris waves a kipper around and they cheer – they cheer!
Meanwhile in Scotland it is reported that house prices are rising. Despite concerted efforts to persuade us that the threat of Indyref2 is affecting our economy. The biggest risk to our economy is from Brexit. The possibility that Scotland remains in the EU as an independent nation is actually quite an attractive one to many organisations.
The Tories here are also lining up to support Boris Johnson. No surprises there. However, Every Tory MP represents an area of Scotland that voted to remain in the EU. Every Tory MSP the same. A reminder that every single one of Scotland’s counting areas voted to remain in the EU.
And yet here they are queuing up to shackle Scotland to the hardest Brexit Policy there is with a disregard for Scotland’s future that we usually see them reserve for poor people and benefit claimants.
Ruth Davidson can only watch and add her voice to those supporting Boris Johnson and see her beloved union slipping through her fingers.