On Thu, 9 Nov 2017 02:46:29 -0800 (PST), "R. Mark Clayton"
Post by R. Mark Clayton Post by MM
Theresa May has to keep Boris at all costs, since he'll be a loose
canon if he's fired. So was all the hoo-ha around Pritti Patel's
visits and unscheduled meetings organised by the whips or others
unknown so that Mrs May can sack Patel instead of Boris?
Has she gone yet? What about Boris?
A conspiracy theory too far MM. Patel even went to [Israeli occupied] Syria contrary to unequivocal FO advice. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/syria
But now the media suspects that the Foreign Office knew much more than
they are letting on...
Just think through the chain of events: For weeks/months Boris has
been mouthing off across the world, making Britain look like a
laughing stock even more than it is. Theresa May knows she will have
to rein in the mad dog sooner or later. Then the defence minister is
forced to resign because of a very brief knee-touching 15 years ago,
and even the touched says it's a witch-hunt. One down, unexpectedly.
But Boris is still hanging in there. Then Boris pops by the Select
Committee and implies that the lady in the Iranian prison was acting
as a teacher of journalists. He refuses to retract. The Iranian
authorities seize upon his statement as a reason for looking at the
case again, this time to see whether the lady's sentence might be
lengthened, even doubled. Boris still won't retract. Theresa May knows
her problem with Boris has now become far worse. What to do? Then a
friendly face from the FO pops in and says they've got the skinny on
Patel, who's been wandering around the ME looking for leaders to talk
too, even about giving aid money for the Golan Heights. Enough! cries
Theresa May. "Fetch that silly c... back pronto!" This diverts the
media from its hourly scalp hunt as Pritti rolls up at the back
entrance (narf, narf!) of 10 Downing Street. The niceties are got
through, then the ceremonious "Trump" move on the nether regions
causes Pritti to howl with the pain of leaving, which she now does,
smirk and all.
And Boris is safe for another day, phew!