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Let’s talk about Boris

One of most disreputable, toxic, selfish politicians I’ve ever met. As Tories choose between British Trump & ex-Health Sec who’s mission was to destroy health service, let's remember why #Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
[Many threads]
2018: Letterboxes
Wrote that women wearing niqab looked like “letterboxes” & “bank robbers”; triggering attacks on our Muslim community, “letterbox” graffitied on homes, and giving racists new language in hate speech

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
2008: “Blacks have lower IQs”
As editor of the Spectator he was responsible for - and clearly condoned - this racist drawl. He and his racist worldview has no place in Parliament, let alone @10DowningStreet

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
2012: He simply can’t be trusted says former employer
This blistering attack from his Telegraph boss concluded he's totally unfit to be PM

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
2002: Picanninnies & watermelon smiles
2 racial slurs on African people: Picanninnies -racist term for dark-skinned African child- & re Blair visit “tribal warriors will break out in watermelon smiles to see big white chief”

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
2018: Courted white supremacist Steve Bannon who reciprocated, speaking glowingly of #Johnson, urging him to be PM.
Heads extremist alt-right academy, co-founded infamous #CambridgeAnalytica chaired hate-fuelled Breitbart, headed Trump campaign
2018 Advocates literally anything to play to crowd
Even Tories disown him: Lord Cooper (ex Downing St strategist) his "rottenness goes deeper even than his causal racism and his equally casual courting of fascism..."

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
"...Boris Johnson will advocate literally anything to play to the crowd of the moment. His career is a saga of moral emptiness and lies; pathetic; weak and needy; the opposite of strong.”
Lord Cooper (ex Downing St strategist and Tory peer)

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
2018: Garners support frm far right BNP
Your friends say lots about you. BNP: "As long as BNP policy is implemented, BNP wins" and mobilised hundreds of activists who attack online those who challenge him [like in this thread]

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
2016 Telling bus-full of lies
That monstrous lie of 2016: £350m to #NHS –figure VoteLeave admitted making up to trick people to back Brexit. In this clip he admits it was wrong. It’s a level of utterly horrifying deceit.

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
2016 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Iranian jail
Stunning incompetence endangered life of Brit with flippant remarks that reveal he lacks calibre/qualities of high office. 3yrs on she's on hunger strike now joined by husband

My thoughts are with them both
2018: Courting fascism
Accused of “courting fascism” and of “moral emptiness” by Tory peer (former aide to David Cameron) after declining to apologise for remarks about the niqab.

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice
2019: Takes climate change denier cash
He & Hunt each pocket £25k frm First Corporate Shipping owned by director of infamous Global Warming Policy Forum. At height of #ClimateEmergency in bed with those who profit from blocking regs

For me it’s not only toxicity of his views & neo-fascist behaviours he’s demonstrated; he lacks capabilities needed to serve in highest office
We need selfless, not self-obsessed; rigor, not chaos; focus, not “manically disorganised”; caring, not “nasty”
Every choice was dire

As Tories morphed into an ugly extremist #BLUKIP monster, they left members a choice of 10 toxic candidates, clinging to #PartyAboveCountry & Brexit obsession
They’ll gift Trump our #NHS, destroy food safety, wreck communities as car makers flee...
We must stop him becoming PM

His views totally oppose the British values I know and love; his premiership would be nothing short of a national catastrophe. Demand better for UK.

#Johnson is #UnfitForOffice #DemandBetter
(but for record I'm no fan of Hunt either: dire choice)
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