December 4th, 2012

Boris Blunders Withdrawal – Not Sure if He is In or Out

boris sadThose averse to the current Prime Minister’s penchant for u-turns better hope his successor doesn’t turn out to be the Mayor of London. Earlier this year Boris signed the People’s Pledge for an in/out EU referendum. Last month he was all change, backing Dave and insisting there was no need for a plebiscite. Today Boris wants us to pull out of the political part of the union with Europe, staying in the single market. We don’t know what he thinks, and it’s starting to look like he doesn’t either.

It seems that Boris takes his political vows as seriously as his wedding ones…


154 Comments

  1. 1
    Aricolza Narzole says:

    Boris is definitely one for the ‘naughty’ list.

  2. 2
    Chris Bryant says:

    My hands smell salty.

  3. 3
    Kebab Time says:

    Yep , even Dave seems more Tory than Boris ( Boris is against benefit cap)

  4. 4
    Barney Rouble says:

    Boris was a funny joke once, but not now

  5. 5
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    So, the former wife of late Greek PM A. Papandreou and mother of former Greek PM G. Papandreou has $700m stashed away in a Swiss Bank account.

    As someone on Zerohedge pointed out: “Andreas G. Papandreou (1919–1996) was a Harvard-trained academic, a Greek economist and socialist politician. Ivy league–check. Economist–check. Academic–check. Socialist–check.”

    Funny the BBC website isn’t carrying the story yet. Socialist EU politicians milking the system, and the Eurozone and UK via the IMF paying the bill. That is news, surely?

  6. 6
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    Are you feeling OK Borisido Boriswkes.

    You just criticised Bonkers Boz, the man who is never in London !!!!

  7. 7
    Oh hokey cokey cokey says:

    ……..in out shake it all about!

  8. 8
    Hang The Bastards says:

    If Boris starts to act like CAST-IRON-WAVEY-DAVEY then he’ll go the same way in public opinion.

    I thought Boris was clever. If he thinks the EU is for us then he is like the rest of the deluded twats

  9. 9
    @Sarah Brown says:

    Seriously,I’m getting worried now.Our pet stick insect has been missing for hours now and Gordon won’t show me what he’s hiding under his tongue.

  10. 10
    Stalin says:

    I agree with Moussa

  11. 11
    Eton Boating Song says:

    At least he remains a joke

  12. 12
    Hang The Bastards says:

    Get a GRIP …. FFS Boris !

  13. 13
    A prospector says:

    It’s not all the fucking gold is it?

  14. 14
    Aricolza Narzole says:

    Boris’ take on Leveson was the clincher.

  15. 15
    Historian of our times says:

    Boris is just a self-promoting chancer

    God help Britain if he ever gets close to Downing Street

  16. 16
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    BoJo the clown is an opportunist first & foremost.

    Like all professional politicans he is primarily interested in power, not principles.

    If you want politicans with principles where the EU is concerned you have to go to UKIP.

    Cue Cameroon arselicking trolls in 3, 2, 1……

  17. 17
    Eton compemporary of BloJo says:

    He always was and will always remain a joke

  18. 18
    Johnny says says:

    “Today Boris wants us to pull out of the political part of the union with Europe, staying in the single market.”

    This is actually possible. The UK could make a negotiated exit of the EU and join the European Economic Area in order to retain access to the single market.

  19. 19
    Spot says:

    Come on folks, read the link below and find out what the tories are really up to and its not good.

    http://www.eureferendum.com/

  20. 20
    Margaret Hodge says:

    It’s just a tiny,tiny,tiny Swiss savings account

  21. 21
    Boris the Demagogue says:

    Just tell me what you think is the right thing to say, and ill errmmm errrmmmm waffle it, or not – there.

  22. 22
    Cluster and Fuck litigation attorneys says:

    You’re nicked

  23. 23
    Charles Dick-Ins says:

    To be fair he’s probably in favour of Dutch caps.

  24. 24
    Carlos Slim says:

    I’m backing Boris for Prime Minister.

    David Cameron is a busted flush,and well past his sell by date.

  25. 25
    Aricolza Narzole says:

    The Conservatives have been talking about ‘renegotiation’ with years. That is complete bollocks.
    You cannot negotiate with a criminal organisation like the EU.
    The only way is out of the EU – period.

  26. 26
    Polly Twatbee says:

  27. 27
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Of course if he were a rightie it would make it all alright (?)

  28. 28
    The Great Helmsman Xi Jinping says:

    BloJo says

    “Indeed, if that were the relationship then there is every chance that we would be joined in that outer tier by Norway and Switzerland, since both those countries are feeling increasingly frustrated by their lack of influence.”

    He is high on the white stuff if he thinks “joining” Norway and Switzerland (if they want us) will have ANY influence on the future of Europe…

    He also carefully avoids the question of whether “Europe” will simply allow Britain to “leave” the political union and remain in the economic union with no contribution for the privilege…

    You cannot have your cake and eat it…as so many deluded Little Englanders believe…but carry on your incoherent and pathetic debate among yourselves by all means!

  29. 29
    Sad sod spotter says:

    Why don’t you get out more?

  30. 30
    Question for the Gwweddo Interns says:

    Are you fully occupied or are you a bit slow?

    I ask as the ‘Quote of the day’ has not been updated for some time. Yes it was a good quote but it is not todays.

    So either change the strap to something that doesn’t require much effort (Best Quote ever?) or pull your bloody fingers out.

  31. 31
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    So do I.

    Mind you, this isn’t news.

    If Prince William was having the baby instead of his wife, that would be news.

  32. 32
    Anonymous says:

    With Boris, even he does know where he stands. Policies will continue to change as what ever he believes people at that time wants to hear.

    Only constant massage is his support fro investment bankers.

    He also wanted UK to lower top rate of tax like India. But no comment on high import tax, 80% of people don’t pay income tax or high indirect tax. Also you have to pay for most services (decent) or give a bribe.

  33. 33
    person on S London omnibus says:

    relieved (sic) that you are seeing through him

  34. 34
    Slough Grammar rools says:

    At least he used to make us laugh. Now all you can do is shake your head and wonder how long it will be before total and utter breakdown.

  35. 35
    Nikyabolokov says:

    Boris,good Russian name,very funny,Bryant even more funny,Russia likes underpants man.

  36. 36
    Jonny Turk says:

    Don’t matter what the Boris Man thinks about the EU referendum. When Turkey joins up me and 75 million mates are going to come and live in London anyway.

  37. 37
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Just imagine, for a moment, Boris’s finger on our nuclear button.

    Too absurd for words.

  38. 38
    Anonymous says:

    By that stage, the mayor’s convoy was moving on. Back through the slum and to Mumbai’s five-star Taj Mahal hotel.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240802/Boris-Johnsons-Bollywood-jolly-After-day-trade-visit-secure-jobs-London-Mayor-best-known-India-hanging-THAT-zipwire.html#ixzz2E68ZxKKy
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

  39. 39
    Boris the Demagogue says:

    Utter rubbish Here here

  40. 40
    Superman says:

    Boris and Mensch. Now there is a double act. They don’t stand for anything but themseves.They have used Tory party to promote themselves.Kick them out Dave!

  41. 41
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    I refer you to 37 below.

  42. 42
    Kebab,The Royal Correspondent says:

    Bookmakers are offering odds on a range of names for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child. At Ladbrokes, the favourite name for a girl is Elizabeth, and for a boy it is Guido,Mohammed or Kebab.
    The odds on Elizabeth were cut from 7/1 to 8/1 after a Royal pundit put £1,000 on the name choice. Other odds include:

    Elizabeth 7/1
    Mohammed10/1
    Guido 10/1
    Diana 12/1
    Kebab 14/1
    Richard 16/1
    Andrew 20/1
    Phillipa 25/1

  43. 43
    Must be a really slow news day says:

    Man goes to see wife in hospital shock.

  44. 44
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    Haven’t we got enough hand car washes as it is?

  45. 45
    Jimmy says:

    Probably because it’s not really a new story. This seems to be the coda to the Bank of Crete scandal of the late 80s. AP took up with an air hostess, wifey wanted a very big cheque to go quietly. AP effectively was accused of stealing it from the bank. Of course this amount of money turning up in his ex wife’s account should in no way cast doubt on his acquittal.

  46. 46
    Essex Girls says:

    What are the odds on Chardonnay and Shiraz if they are twins?

  47. 47
    person on S London omnibus says:

    your photo of BJ gives an impression of the appearance of (just) william brown – had he passed the age of 40 years – still puzzled why adults make/find the world so difficult

  48. 48
    Moussa Koussa's pet meerkat says:

    The country’s nearly there without Boris’s help.

  49. 49
    Lord Lupin says:

    Yet another ambition screwed up over the EU. Maybe Boris should join the Labour party.

  50. 50
    person on S London omnibus says:

    man goes thence to pub -surprise surprise

  51. 51
    Jimmy says:

    “Today Boris wants us to pull out of the political part of the union with Europe, staying in the single market. ”

    Can we call this the “Shake it all about” option?

  52. 52
    The Public says:

    We reckon Chantelle or Chenice if its a girl, or Wayne or Delroy if its a boy

  53. 53
    Правда Труда says:

    Oh dear.

  54. 54
    Dave says:

    We are a broad church.

  55. 55
    The Public says:

    At least he has gotten more women into ‘Labour’ than your leader.

  56. 56
    Tower Hamlets says:

    Ayesha or Mohammed (PBOH)

  57. 57
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Hold the fecking bus….

    Anna Wintour to be US Ambassador to the UK?

    Obama – the insulting cock just cannot hide his contempt for us.

  58. 58
    Gonk III says:

    Get a decent haircut Boris

  59. 59
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    Remind me, what did the traitor Heath have when he died?

  60. 60
    Gerry McCann registered child minder says:

    A Turk who keeps shagging our women
    Send this kebab gnosher back where he belongs
    He comes over here grooming women and then has the cheek to think that he could run the country??

    Cheeky turban wearing, curled toed slippered git!

  61. 61
    BBC News 24/7 says:

    Or the option people signed up to which was called the EEC.

  62. 62
    The Public says:

    Or imagine Ed Millibands Len McCluskeys finger on the button.

  63. 63
    The Public says:

    Signed? Please tell me when the plebiscite occurred?

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    One will not understand what he said as well.

  65. 65
    Ken Livingstone says:

    I won’t say I told you so.

  66. 66
    BBC News 24/7 says:

    I think the fact Britain is one of the biggest consumers of European goods will be seen as enough of a contribution.

  67. 67
    Jimmy says:

    1975

    Remember only one party has ever allowed the people to vote on this.

  68. 68
    John Terry says:

    No casual racism please – that’s reserved for footballers.

  69. 69
    restore the monasteries says:

    We are enslaved by europe,a corrupt club,at best,and now Boris wants us to remain enslaved.Disappointing,to say the least.
    What happens to prominent politicians,who ,once cared about Britain and all its freedoms,its self rule,its ability to trade worldwide,that they want to rope us,nay,lash us to a sinking ship,that we pay a ridiculous amount for the privilege of?…..
    Does someone take them to a darkened room,and indoctrinate them,or is it drugs ?? Would we not trade with europe as with the rest of the world??

  70. 70
    Jimmy says:

    A cold?

  71. 71
    dog says:

    Boris bungles withdrawal, did Petronella Wyatt say that?

  72. 72
    Moussa Koussa Mark 3 says:

    7 Down

    Seven stories that Guido likes to ignore.

    1. Gun touting Tory councillors killing spree.
    2. Bonkers Bacon’s Human Right vote flop
    3. Ulster Loony Sticks go Looney about a flag
    4. Corp Tax dodgers – the net is starting to close….shhhh
    5. Dave “ Act Fast”…errr he means delete texts as soon as sent.
    6. More high profile job cuts
    7. Where’s Minister Warsi …. 97 days and counting

  73. 73
    QC Magazine's famous peeple list says:

    I think a boy will be called Becks and (yes) a girl Posh (very apt for the grand daughter of an air hostess with the mostess) …

  74. 74
    Anonymous says:

    :
    boris on bliar…say what you like about him, atleast he got rid of a dictator (iraq).
    ..

    how is it our business to police the world?

  75. 75
    T. P. Fuller says:

    —- is just a self-promoting chancer

    Fill in the name of the politician of your choice!

  76. 76
    T. P. Fuller says:

    >politicans with principles

    Sandra, see 75 above.

  77. 77
    Ant n Dec's bush tucker says:

    Word is, Sarah and the kids were not impressed when Gordon ate a stick insect in mistake for a Twiglet.

  78. 78
    Red Egg Millitit..... says:

    Smell salty??

    anyway that is disgusting !!!!!! wash ‘em.

  79. 79
    h says:

    Obanana; now there’s a joke.

  80. 80
    Raw Nerve says:

    Looks like desperate Dan is throwing a wobbly. Well done Guido.

    http://twitter.com/D_Blanchflower

  81. 81
    Anonymous says:

    suppose we will return the favour by appointing david beckham as ambassador. trivia. where are the big decisions made, fashion is image. trivia.

    we are being stuffed. trivia?

  82. 82
    h says:

    I refer you to perdition .

  83. 83
    Fernando Torres says:

    Have I missed something?

  84. 84
    h says:

    seems to me that this blog is bret full of socialist trolls.

  85. 85
    Fatty Pang says:

    I once had lunch with Boris. For starters we shared a dozen oysters. He had 8 and left me 4. Slurp slurp.

    Greedy bastard.

  86. 86
    Anonymous says:

    boris is a good salesman,
    blair better with the bigger boyZ.
    at corporate sales… boris will be rich
    but he needs to genuinely serve.
    too much me.me from him. and not enough me.me from the rest of us.

  87. 87
    Bollocks to Getting a Pseudonym says:

    It isn’t our business to police the world. I’d like the Government to concentrate on protecting law-abiding people in the Divided Kingdom, instead of poking its oar in here, there and everywhere.

  88. 88
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    Boris is securely in the Bankster’s pocket. He’ll be standing for Lord Mayor of London next.

  89. 89
    Anonymous says:

    do real men lunch?
    the new BoE chap is a scary figure. he does not appear to lunch.

    more beta less alpha.
    more xy less xx.
    in the battle of the chromosomes, wimmin have won.
    despite appearance.

  90. 90
    Tiny lizard aka mi-nute says:

    Typical Boris ….. in, out, in, out, shake it all about.

  91. 91
    Anonymous says:

    in.out in.out.
    shake it all about.

    de.attach is best. too many vampirish blood suckers out there.

  92. 92
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    If he were a rightie the BBC would be keener to report it.

  93. 93
    Fuck Boris.... says:

    ….what’s the latest on the Royal Birth? Is the head showing yet?

  94. 94
    Quiet Bat Person says:

    The UK was a founder member of the European Free Trade Association.

  95. 95
    Big bellender says:

    Typical Boris ….. in, out and wipe it.

  96. 96
    Anonymous says:

    guardian is the whole picture?

    so get into line,
    don’t ask any question.
    ..
    how pathetic? a baby when born must think that ..
    . me.me guardian but is actually anyone but me.

  97. 97
    Anonymous says:

    not if you are sitting on the missile,

    lots of love.

  98. 98
    anon. says:

    Karma. Prolapse to follow shortly.

  99. 99
    anon. says:

  100. 100
    Nigel Lawson says:

    What a dim little man Blanchflower is. No wonder he went back to the USA with his tail between his legs. He still hasn’t grasped that Keynesian economics only works when there is existing money in the bank that can be spent (moderately and selectively).

  101. 101
    Gerry McCann registered child minder says:

    Tell them to use their finger finger next time

  102. 102
    Anonymous says:

    you are meant to do summit else.
    do what you are able to do.

    how is the BBC getting on with finding or was that hiding its nasty stuff.

  103. 103
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    And the present and recent occupants have not been?

  104. 104
    Gerry McCann registered child minder says:

    Ponce William should call his kid Barbara if its a girl
    Boris James could be the Godfather

  105. 105
    Uncle Joe says:

    As a socialist he must have been undermining the system from within. And judging by the state of Greece it worked! Not long now till the rest of the so called democratic capitalist states of Europe go the same way.
    I would still have had him shot

  106. 106
    Got a new crayon says:

    Dropbox -muppet

  107. 107
    Technologist says:

    A Dictaphone? Wax cylinder and all? I know socialists live in the past, but this is ridiculous.

  108. 108
    Big bellender says:

    Boris has volunteered to find out.

  109. 109
    Anonymous says:

    I can’t understand why people think Boris’s opinions are important. He’s the mayor of London, and most people in this country don’t live in London! (That’s a surprise to you London-based chappies, isn’t it?)

  110. 110
    Gary Glitter. says:

    Take it in to PC World,they know their stuff.Will sort it in no time. :-)

  111. 111
    Anonymous says:

    ah yes the divided kingdom. It is a start of summit desirable. power is in autonomy.

  112. 112
    Gary Glitter. says:

    Take it in to PC World,they know their stuff.Will sort it in no time. :-)

  113. 113
    Gonk III says:

    I doubt it

  114. 114
    Anonymous says:

    ..
    boris becomes important when his xx’s and yy’s are balanced.
    he is too much xx chromosome. balance yourself boris. play the long game not the long donga game man.

  115. 115
    Fatty Pang says:

    I am not a macho man thats true. But I do like oysters Slurp slurp. Lavender has a go at the size of my man boobs but I tell her to have some oysters.

  116. 116
    UKIPman says:

    Boris for PM…. of France.

  117. 117
    Anonymous says:

    the mother is a commoner, the child will be a commoner.

    why all the fuss. it is a common birth.

  118. 118
    Anonymous says:

    As someone has said over on CONHOME “Once an Eton Bullingdon boy ALWAYS an Eton Bullingdon boy”.

  119. 119
    teds a dude says:

    and a boat called morning wind

  120. 120
    JabbaTheCat says:

    Pamela Harriman she ain’t, not even close…

  121. 121
    Olympussy says:

    .and a shit-rimmed cock.

  122. 122
    ud to be a UKIP member. says:

    Yes and the plebs were lied to as to the meaning of the vote.
    The Treaty of Rome was ALWAYS about the European Super State, but no too many people knew that.
    I voted NO in the referendum and sad to say , for my country today, I told you it would go to hell in a handcart.

  123. 123
    Labour...menadacious expedient sociopaths all of 'em says:

    I don’t think £5b is going to significantly kickstart the economy … £50b perhaps

  124. 124
    Labour...filth...just filth says:

    we agree but we can’t tell you where its coming from so we’ll resort to plan A …borrow it.

  125. 125
    c'untmeter says:

    hes a ‘retro’ sort of jerk

  126. 126
    Old Skool Bigot says:

    We do need some more dog groomers.

  127. 127
    God says:

    Karma.

  128. 128
    XXXxx says:

    Shouldn’t that be Bunga and not Donga

  129. 129
    lojolondon says:

    What about Mugabe? If Bliar wanted to depose a dictator, he could have conquered Zim in about 5 minutes, to massive public acclaim. Unlike Saddam, this is a dictator that Britain actually installed in power, so a massive wrong could have been righted at the same time. Too late for the hundreds of thousands murdered by the North Koreans in Matabeleland, but as Bliar would say, at least we have deposed a dictator!

  130. 130
    Anonymous says:

    You want a free market but no political union .

    Is freedom of movement within the EU part of the free market or part of the political union ?

    I think we have a right to know.

  131. 131
    Marion the cat says:

    y chromosome is the male bit, X-X = women, X-Y = men, there is even an X-Y-Y and they are supposed to be criminally minded. Hmmm

  132. 132
    Eric Pickles human locustFairy Hanny. says:

    As long as the lamb is rare and there is lots of it,Imean really lots.

  133. 133
    Polly to me to you to me says:

    Boris is definitely on the naughty step you must mean – so much so he has taken a mortgage out on it.

    Which way will the wind be blowing for you tomorrow Boris? Who will you be having a go madly at next Boris? But he is amusing, ey – what do we call them sorts again? Ah yes, fools/clowns.

  134. 134
    Punk Tilious says:

    Turkey might be more appropriate for him.

  135. 135
    Punk Tilious says:

    Marion, These must be the ‘alternatively gendered’ mentioned towards the end of the previous post.

  136. 136
    Punk Tilious says:

    Dave and Hague and HMtQ can always say they are not amused and reject the nominee.

    Come to think of it Lee Grasper would make a good envoy to the septics. Birds of a feather…..

  137. 137
    Punk Tilious says:

    Quite. But recall, removing the Blair in charge of the Met was one of Bojo’s first acts, so he can’t be all bad. Now then, what was the name of that new bloke now in charge?

  138. 138
    Punk Tilious says:

    AIDS?

  139. 139
    Punk Tilious says:

    You have been watching too many 1960s science fiction films where men were declared superfluous to requirements, except a chosen couple of dozen needed for milking purposes.

    The next flight to Mars leave from terminal 2 in one hour.

  140. 140
    Punk Tilious says:

    .. and was doing very well too, happily and beneficially trading with Europe and the rest of the world, until traitor Heath pulled the plug on the Commonwealth and much of the rest of the world too.

  141. 141
    Hallo sailors says:

    With a view like that you cannot possibly be from the BBC news room – or are you the vanguard of yet another fifth column?

  142. 142
    Hallo sailors says:

    Yay! Peace in our time!

  143. 143
    Hallo sailors says:

    Amazing profundity.

  144. 144
    Pundit too too says:

    It will all end in tears for Bojangles, probably over a sex scandal unless he does another high wire act that goes wrong.

  145. 145
    David Laws Lib Dem Fiddler says:

    Boris was never a Eurosceptic. His father was a pro European MEP. I suspect the lad was brainwashed at an early age. The in/out pledge was made during the hype about him taking over from cast iron chocolate tea pot Dave and to gain votes to be elected as mayor.

  146. 146
    Pundit too too says:

    Shock Horror – woman has baby.
    Read all about it.

  147. 147

    Im here this blog for 1st time. I very much enjoy your content. For sure you got returning user.

  148. 148
  149. 149
    Peter Carter-Fuck says:

    An arsehole like a wizard’s sleeve.

  150. 150
    Slugged her with me lead pipe in the library says:

    Mavis and Phyllis have good odds on paddy power?

  151. 151
    Slugged her with me lead pipe in the library says:

    Mavis and Phyllis, if they are actually twin girls?

  152. 152
    Gary Glitter up Brown Lane says:

    Mavis and Phyllis – twin girls?

  153. 153
    Gary Glitter up Brown Lane says:

    Good odds on Mavis and Phyllis for them both. Shoved a quid on.

  154. 154
    Gary Glitter up Brown Lane says:

    Del and Rodney, for twin boys?


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