Nikolay Kalinin on Boris Johnson’s refusal to apologise for the slur on Sir Keir Starmer about the paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile and his “let them eat cheese” attitude towards the public
By now, the majority of people in Britain with at least two brain cells are aware of the fact that Boris Johnson is an expert at misinforming the public – a skill which is only rivalled by his former colleagues who worked at Vote Leave.
Not only has ‘Boris The Buffoon’ misled the public about the 10 Downing Street parties that happened during the time when social gatherings were banned (firstly by claiming that “there were no parties” and then by saying that all COVID guidelines were followed), but now he has misled the public about Sir Keir Starmer’s role in the Sir Jimmy Savile case. In doing so, he put the latter into danger when a crazed mob attacked the Labour leader on Monday on a public highway.
Answering a question in the House of Commons about Sue Gray’s report into 10 Downing Street parties, Johnson said that during his time as director of public prosecutions, Sir Keir “spent more time prosecuting journalists and failing to prosecute Jimmy Savile,” despite the fact that Starmer was not in control of the case revolving around the paedophile presenter.
Spurned on by Johnson’s utter waffle, a mob surrounded Starmer and shadow foreign secretary David Lammy during a protest on Monday, accusing him of protecting Savile and calling him a “traitor,” with one of the protesters even holding up a noose. As a result, Sir Keir and Lammy had to take refuge in a police car.
The situation – recorded, shared widely on social media and seen by millions – was so abhorrent, that several Conservative MPs have quite rightly called for Johnson to take accountability for his misleading words. Of the slur, Rob Largan MP remarked: “Words matter. What we say and how we say it echoes out far beyond parliament. It can have serious real world consequences. Elected representatives have a responsibility to lower the temperature of debate, not add fuel to the fire.”
Johnson responded by commending the police officers for their actions, but did not take any responsibility for his words in spite of them having been praised by several far-right extremist organisations including the English Defence League and the Traditional Britain Group. On Tuesday, a minister confirmed that Johnson wouldn’t apologise.
I never thought I’d say this, but in recent weeks Boris Johnson has made George III seem by comparison sane. His trajectory path also proves that in spite of all the evidence of his clear incompetence, this self-serving man simply thinks he remains entitled to remain with his puppet mistress in their £840 a roll Lulu Lytle clad crib and that the entire nation and not just Guto Harri should take the knee before him. Misquoting a phrase Marie Antoinette supposedly never actually said, the Prime Minister’s view is: “Let them eat cheese… I Will Survive.” (whilst Gloria Gaynor plays on).