Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Citizenship||United Kingdom, United States|
|Alma mater||Balliol College (Oxford)|
|Member of||Bullingdon Club|
"A known liar and bounder". Bullingdon
Boris Johnson is an establishment politician and member of the Bullingdon Club who has been termed "a known liar and bounder". In March 2018 Craig Murray branded him "A Categorical Liar" after his performance in relation to the Skripal affair.
- While the Brexit campaign can be seen as an orgy of opportunism for Boris Johnson, he seems the most likely to succeed in the race for the ‘top prize’. This is how the media have been framing the political debate for months.
- Good luck to him, he will inherit a disunited kingdom, with immigration centre-stage, an ongoing austerity agenda, a pile of debt presided over by George Osborne, and a shambles of international relations not seen since Suez. His party is bitter and divided and he faces a constitutional crisis on two fronts.
- Yesterday Cathal Foley wrote that Brexit could lead to a United Ireland, an Independent Scotland, and a Little England. This morning that looks more likely than ever.
Johnson was the leading contender to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister by the time of the Conservative party conference in October 2016. Instead, Theresa May became PM on 13 July 2016 and appointed Boris Johnson to be Foreign Secretary in her new government.
On 27 April 2017, Boris Johnson told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme that Britain's RAF would be prepared to launch military strikes against Syria in breach of international law and without parliamentary approval, if asked to do so by Donald Trump:
- “If the Americans were once again forced by the actions of the Assad regime ... and they asked us to help, it would be very difficult to say ‘no,” Boris said.
On 26 June 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said:
- "The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children. The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack.
- "As we have previously stated, the United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. If, however, Mr Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price."
US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, followed up by tweeting:
- "Any further attacks done to the people of Syria will be blamed on Assad, but also on Russia & Iran who support him killing his own people."
- “We heard about this statement. We don’t know what it’s based on. And, of course, we strongly disagree with the wording ‘another attack,’ because, as you know, despite all the demands of the Russian side, there was no independent international investigation of the previous tragedy with the use of chemical weapons. We do not believe it is possible to rest the responsibility on the Syrian armed forces.
- “Without carrying out an investigation it is impossible, illegitimate and absolutely wrong, in regards to achieving the final goals on Syrian reconciliation, to put the blame on Assad. Of course, we consider unacceptable any such threats to the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic,” Peskov stated.
|Document:Anatomy of a Scandal: Israel Crucifies Corbyn||Article||14 August 2014||Michael W. Howard||"Tom Watson has it backward: the 'eternal shame and embarrassment' come when Labour, swallowing whatever pride it has left, meekly submits to being harassed and blackmailed by a foreign power and its vulgar propagandists. Jeremy Corbyn, it seems, is gearing up to do just that. Chalk one up for Goebbels."|
|Document:Diplomatic Protection, the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe||Article||14 November 2017||Oliver Miles||Perhaps the best thing we could do for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe would be to take a lead in offering assistance following the earthquake in Iran on Sunday|
|Document:Killing Diplomacy||Article||15 March 2018||Dmitry Orlov|
Paul Craig Roberts
|Sane people will choose politics over war, and sane – that is, competently governed – nations will choose diplomacy over belligerence and confrontation. If we look around in search of such incompetently governed nations, two examples readily present themselves: the United States and the United Kingdom.|
|Document:Project Brexit||Comment||24 June 2017||David||Project Brexit: "Doomed to Failure"|
|Document:Suffer the little children||Article||12 November 2012||Susie Boniface||Nine years ago the BBC was at the centre of another frenzy when it similarly accused the government of misleading the public. Only then it wasn't child abuse, it was starting a war after publicly stating our enemy could launch chemical weapons within 45 minutes of the order being given.|
|Document:Theresa May pushing for UK intervention in Syria following Manchester attack||Article||25 May 2017||Whitney Webb||Jeremy Corbyn Says What We All Knew: The War On Terror Isn’t Working|
- "Who will speak for Europe?"
- "Lame Duck Soup"
- "Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU"
- "Boris Johnson named Foreign Secretary in Theresa May's new Cabinet"
- "Boris Johnson sure sounds ready to bomb Syria - All Donald Trump has to do is ask"
- "White House: 'Another chemical weapons attack' potentially planned by Syria's Assad"
- "US threats to Syria’s legitimate government unacceptable – Kremlin"