So Boris Johnson swaggers onto the stage of the Tory party conference to oohs and aahs of the party faithful, (except for one man in the seventh row perhaps). His sole intention of speaking at the conference was not to try and boost the Tories ratings or their beleaguered prime minister Mr David [incompetent] Cameron, but was wholly designed to boost his own personal ratings amongst those whose votes he will need when it comes to stabbing Dave in the back with one of those "long knives" (if the Tory "stalking horse" hasn't kicked him senseless first that is).
I watched the Tory delegates reaction to Boris Johnson's arrival, it was totally bonkers! Like something out of the audience of the X-Factor.
When Johnson finally took to the stage to deliver his speech I was minded of the character 'Jack Torrance' played by Jack Nicholson in The Shining, and if this is the kind of "caretaker" leader in waiting Boris Johnson turns out to be then God help the Tories if they are mad enough to elect him, and if he ever becomes Prime Minister, then God help us! The Conservative party is almost finished as a political force, it's too old fashioned, too out dated, too stuffed with millionaires, bankers and City folk, it has a crusty unhealthy almost incestuous image, but if they elect Johnson, this will be the very last nail in the Tory coffin!
Like 'JackTorrance', Johnson started off affable enough, but soon a strange look cast over him and he began metaphorically banging away at an imaginary keyboard writing over and over again; "I must be PM - I must be PM - I must be PM", it was the only thing that occupied his mind during that speech, and it is the only thing that occupies his mind - period! There is undeniable something mentally unhealthy about Boris Johnson, it's not his stage managed messy hair all over the place appearance and it's not his "lovable buffoon" act, it's something far more sinister than those contrivances. In my opinion there is something deep down "not to like" about Boris Johnson.
I dislike his many philanderings, I feel sorry for his wife and children and in all honesty how can we trust a man who has cheated so many times on the people he is supposed to love most in the world? If he does it to them, he'll think nothing of cheating on us and screwing us over. Just imagine the lurid headlines of having a PM where his personal integrity is in constant question and splashed all over the press along with exclusive stories from spurned conquests every other day? I can see them now "I bonked Boris on PMs desk". David Cameron's incompetence has already made other countries wary of us, however this would make us a laughing stock.
What has Boris ever done for London? All he has done is finish off what Ken Livingstone, Tessa Jowell and Seb Coe started and then preceded to dishonestly accept all the plaudits for the Olympics. It's nothing new he done this with so called "Boris bikes" and the river crossing car, both Ken Livingstone's ideas that he had already started to put into practice which Johnson took over. he took all the praise for the Olympics which he did not earn, the only thing he had to do was sort out the security with G4S and almost managed to cock that up. The London Mayor is a charlatan and a fraud!
There is also his questionable conduct with his friend Darius Guppy (Audio) and Independent newspaper story where he is colluding with Guppy to have a journalist beaten up for allegedly getting on the wrong side of him. How long will it be before other people crawl out of the wood work to claim that Boris Johnson had a hand in having them beaten up? The press is relatively quiet now, but it won't be should Johnson ever become Tory leader. Yet some in the Tory party have convinced themselves that Boris Johnson is the "2nd coming"!
How could Johnson have got away with inviting Rupert Murdoch the disgraced media tycoon to the best seats in the Aqua Centre to watch the swimming at the Olympics? How could he have got away with not declaring funding and meetings with Murdoch at News International? How could he have got away with borrowing over a million pounds of a charity's money without asking? (Has he paid it back yet?) Hardly a day passes with out a Boris story, yet he is allowed to get away with this because he has deliberately unkempt hair, and an ill fitting suit? For goodness sake how low has politics sunk in this country and how fickle have the British people actually become?
It speaks volumes about Johnson that he could not be bothered to be in the audience for Cameron's big speech, especially when Cameron, the PM had made time to attend Johnson's and then was forced into joining in the standing ovation for the mayor. I don't like Cameron, but this was rude and out of order and Johnson knew his absence would be interpreted as the snub, which is undoubtedly what it was and is of course why he planned it this way, after all it wasn't as if Johnson didn't have a year to put the date in his diary.
I don't think Johnson has a single personal conviction apart from that he is ruthlessly ambitious and wants to be prime minister and he is not going to allow anyone to stop him. He is in politics for all the wrong reasons, exactly the same as the incumbent, David Cameron. There is not much between them, both are ruthless, both ambitious and both think they have the divine right to be in government, unfortunately, both are totally unsuited to the position and just as David Cameron has proved to be disastrous, Boris Johnson would prove catastrophic.
At the moment Johnson's damage is limited to London and he can say or do pretty much as he pleases because he doesn't have to deliver. He doesn't have to find the money to run the entire country, see how well he does when Osborne cuts his funding. See how he fares this next term when he no longer has the Olympic funding, see how he fares when the government he supports and IS A PART OF is the cause of evictions and people start losing their homes and people in the capital start seeing whole families poverty stricken, starving and homeless on the streets because they are low wage earners and have lost their housing benefit to the cuts as Johnson's and the Tory banksters and Tory tax dodgers escape punishment and get richer and richer, that gold plate covering Johnson will pretty soon become tarnished!
Johnson has demonstrated he has no discretion, no compassion and no loyalty, all attributes he shares with the present prime minister, one more thing he shares with Cameron is an appalling lack of judgement, born out of privilege and the sense they were put on earth to rule us "fucking plebs" and make sure "we know our fucking places". It is a constant amazement that he became London Mayor, but then he did have his "friend" in the free paper the Evening Standard running a party political broadcast on behalf of Boris Johnson every single day brainwashing people, so that could have swung it for him. One wonders what that particular publication would have done had it been Ken Livingstone that colluded with a friend to get a journalist beaten up and his ribs broken? Something else Johnson has in common with "our Dave" and sometime for his brainwashed Tory MP supporters may like to think about, is that he very nearly lost the mayoral election it was very close and if Johnson hadn't had the right wing press batting for him, blowing everything about Ken up out of all proportion while totally ignoring the dreadful things that Boris Johnson has done then he most likely would have lost it! This is a reality check if I were him I wouldn't be mussing my hair up too much at the moment and if I were his supporters I would prepare myself for defeat.
Boris Johnson is not nice, he is not lovable, and he is not funny, he is a dangerous thug of a man who is totally unsuited to the role of high office, he would make an appalling prime minister and he would kill off the Tory party for good!