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Britain needs Boris, the extraordinary
man I’ve known for 35 years

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/8/2020 4:36:47 AM

As I write, Boris Johnson is in intensive care at St Thomas’s Hospital, battling with coronavirus. For someone with such an unwavering belief in his own destiny, this must be profoundly difficult. He is a man who’s beaten the odds over and over: to become mayor of London in a Labour city, to lead the Leave campaign to victory in the teeth of overwhelming opposition, to become prime minister in spite of all his personal baggage, and then to win the largest Conservative majority since 1987. Here is a man who cannot stare into the jaws of defeat without grabbing hold of victory with both hands.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mobyclik 4/8/2020 8:01:25 AM (No. 372382)
Winston Churchill of the modern era in Great Britain. Praying for you, Mr. Prime Minister.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/8/2020 8:07:03 AM (No. 372392)
God Speed, Mr. Prime Minister.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: HotRod 4/8/2020 8:58:19 AM (No. 372434)
The news today, from authorities in England, is that Boris's temperature is dropping and they are cautiously optimistic. Good news!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40 4/8/2020 8:59:58 AM (No. 372435)
I am sure they have considered or even administered the HCQ cocktail. Time to say 'God save the PM' instead.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Historybuff 4/8/2020 11:35:06 AM (No. 372683)
If Boris dies, it will not be from CV19 - it will be from Bureaucracy - the one that prevents him from utilizing the medicine that seems to be the treatment.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: NotaBene 4/8/2020 11:40:37 AM (No. 372696)
The world needs Boris. Pray he recovers and a clean Brexit follows. The English-speaking nations will once again rescue Western Civilization.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 4/8/2020 12:02:33 PM (No. 372742)
That Mr. Johnson was able to extract the UK from the bear trap that is the EU is a significant achievement. He needs to be around, leading them, in order to negotiate the new trade deals and other economic development things which they need to replace the EU's octopus-like grip which was strangling them. Best wishes to the Prime Minister, I hope he gets over this soon.
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