No amount of posturing or play-acting can hide the truth: privileged thug for sale
Boris Alexander de Pfeffel Johnson, strings pulled by ‘adviser’ Dominic Cummings, is desperately peddling a gross lie in the hope that enough voters will swallow it: that he is on the side of the people against the Establishment.
In spite of his posturing, Johnson is not just with the Establishment. He is the Establishment – son of a wealthy former MEP, his family privilege goes back generations. Johnson is descended from families of German royalty and nobility and a minister to the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman empire on one side of his family and from a privately-educated, knighted barrister on the other.
But Johnson’s own character and history are the decisive factors in exposing the lie he is peddling – and three simple examples are enough to bury it.
1. The arrogance of privilege
Boris Johnson was a member of the notorious Bullingdon Club of wealthy young men with a taste for vandalism at Oxford University and was pictured alongside fellow members – including former Tory PM David Cameron.
The infamously callous and cowardly initiation ritual for Bullingdon members is to burn a £50 note in front of a homeless person – rubbing their wealth and privilege cruelly in the face of the disadvantaged and vulnerable.
Johnson was also forced to hide in bushes from police – also alongside Cameron – after trashing a restaurant. And in spite of his attempt to distance himself from the image of remainer ‘toff’ Cameron, he regularly attends Bullingdon events with him.
2. The abandoner of children
Johnson’s approach to family life is characterised mainly by contempt for it. He is a serial cheat and so irresponsible in regard to the consequences that there are doubts about how many children he actually has, with some reports stating that he has a second ‘love-child’ as well as four children by marriage and a court-confirmed daughter by a former lover.
Johnson was forced by a court ruling to acknowledge his illegitimate daughter publicly. During the recent Tory leadership contest, he refused to say how many children he has. He is rarely seen in public with his children.
3. Russian stooge for hire
Just last year, Johnson was revealed to have agreed to play a tennis match with the wife of a Russian oligarch in return for a £160,000 donation. He had refused to confirm it for four years after the event.
Johnson’s connections with Russian cash are not limited to a tennis match. One of the chief donors to Johnson’s leadership campaign is the anti-EU head of a company that suffered losses when the EU imposed sanctions on Russia after the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane – and fined £22 million for restrictive practices the EU described as a ‘cartel’.
Johnson has also been revealed to be ‘good friends’ with a man expelled as a Russian spy.
Johnson’s party also has form – the Tories have accepted over £800,000 in donations from Russian oligarchs.
The idea of Boris Johnson being on side of the people is the most blatant of lies and a mockery of working class people – and nobody has to dig very deep to uncover the truth.
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