Once upon a time, the British were routinely described as “Lions led by Donkeys.” I’d hesitate to repeat such a slur in these times. It would only take one donkey with a half decent defamation barrister and the Pickering Post would be finished.

Seriously though, May, Cameron, Brown, Blair – the mind boggles. We went from actively hostile, to criminally incompetent and everything in between.

When Cameron resigned in ignominy, I had my fingers nervously crossed for Boris. He was never in the running at that stage of course, but times have changed.

That feeling when your retirement plans go down in a giant fireball called Brexit.

Theresa May’s steady hands turned out to be clamped like limpets around the EU’s apron strings.

She was utterly determined to deliver Brexit without actually leaving and was prepared for the British taxpayers to pay any price to ensure this twisted outcome.

The charade couldn’t go on forever however, and she has thankfully been put out to grass (though I can think of a more fitting reward).

Boris is something of an unknown of course. Smart and funny – he would have been considered too much of a clown at one stage to have been considered even as a Minister.

In this day however, the “steady as she goes” crowd have been shown up as so incredibly incompetent that the party is prepared to try anything.

The fact that Nigel Farage’s Brexit party are snapping at their heels is another important factor. Under May, there was a real chance that her incompetence and lies could have destroyed the entire party.

Nothing sharpens a politician’s instincts like the threat of having the trough pulled away.

He who laughs last……

How Boris will go is anyone’s guess of course, but he has made an encouraging start. The thing I like about Boris is that he is his own man.

Unlike the other stuffed suits, he is not afraid of making a bold statement of a bold move. He has sacked half the old cabinet and replaced remoaners with brexiteers and enemies with supporters.

Too many so called leaders on our side have been paralysed with fear and have consequently allowed themselves to be surrounded by enemies. This has seen them undermined at every turn.

The statements that Boris has made have also been encouraging. In particular, he has set an urgent course to prepare for a no-deal.

Whether you think a no deal is a good idea or not, this is the only sensible course to pursue. It is what Theresa May should have done immediately after the referendum.

In not doing so, she signalled to Brussels that she would have to have a deal – at any cost. This is negotiation 101. WTH was May thinking?Whether this was malice or stupidity is hard to say. Either explanation is entirely believable.

From the point of view of the EUSSR however, it was a godsend. May had strapped the UK over a barrel and lubed it up with extra KY for good measure.

Johnson on the other hand has charted a course to crash or crash through. This will terrify the Mandarins in Brussels. What is even better, is that Boris has put them on notice that no deal means no payment.

What I most like about Boris is that he has good instincts and he is not afraid to defend them.

“I’m not licked yet!”

At the height of the GFC – when everyone else was bagging Capitalism, Boris stood up and defended it in terms that everyone could understand. “I brewed some cider” he told anyone who would listen.

“If you took into account the cost of the ingredients and the time and effort I had to put in, it would have been the most expensive cider I have ever drunk – Capitalism works” he declared.

He has his faults but I think he will be immeasurably better than any British leader since the Iron Lady (who was far from perfect herself).

Other than Nigel Farage, I can’t think of any British mainstream politician I would sooner see handling Brexit.

At this stage, I think a no deal is looking quite likely. That is my own favourite option. It will cause some turmoil in the short term however; I suspect Trump will do everything in his power to backstop them (which is more than most of them deserve from him).

British companies which are shut out of Europe will quickly pivot away from Europe and towards America and hopefully Australia and New Zealand.

I have seen this happen before. I think Boris understands the formula for success and he will slash red tape and taxes which will kickstart the economy.

Europe will be the big losers in this. The UK is one of the few nations that were a net financial positive. The burden now falls mostly on Germany and what is left of the French economy.

The damage inflicted on the various nations will be slated home to the EU and a successful British economy will have other states clamouring to leave.

There is an old truism among DJs. When you have one person up on the dance floor, no one else wants to join them. However, once a second person gets up and starts dancing, everyone else follows.

Trump was the first leader of a major nation to break away from the status quo. Boris looks like being the second. He isn’t Trump, but he is pointing in the same direction. It looks like the trickle is turning into a flood.

These guys are not perfect (politicians never are) but they are a giant leap forward for mankind.

I feel quite inspired

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Another day on Pickering Post, another day of sensible comments, silly comments, funny comments, wit and repartee… all that and more has passed through the door. However ,one and/or two things have not entered stage right. That, of course, is CENSORED Tigerbalm and his/its alter ego Inkeemeege. Plenty of Silly Billy B. with his crazy Leftist cut and pastes and a few of his own near illiterate personal scribbles.. But no Tigerbalm cum Inkeemeege. Has the unholy duo left Pickering Post permanently ? Has Tigerbalm been banned for trying to incite someone to murder president Trump on a post here… Read more »

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May was put there to do just what she did, the invisible string pullers in the background almost pulled it off……

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Boris is the great golden haired hope. Boris, First of His Name, King of the North. I love him. He is hilarious, brilliant, and I don’t believe the bullshit about him being a “clown” — would have ten times the intelligence of one for starters. BORIS, what a wonderful name, FIRST OF HIS NAME! BRAVO BORIS!

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“This is the End”. A most appropriate song for Sweden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3xBvc3J3Q4

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Sweden commits national suicide. Germany to follow . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G7kdL3EQyk

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It appears some who are intentionally destroying this site by using it as a personal message board or spraying it with verbal graffiti. …….

What will they do when the site disappears ? -..perhaps shuffle off with a spray can of paint looking for a clean wall, gravestone, train or public toilet to exercise their grubby minds ? …….They have been previously warned.

I understand net sites value the number of clicks for ratings but nurse Ratched should check July record and purge the sick snipers before it becomes terminal…….

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London’s Mayor Labours Muslim Sadiq Khan ‘s approval ratings drop to lowest ever as crime rises and with less than 10 months until Khan is up for election

Telegraph UK

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One thing amazes me. Given my capacity to comprehend virtually anything I am indeed amazed at the fact I am amazed — but I digress — why ‘censored’ do people fawn over and behave like sycophantic lick-spittles at the mention of the names of Trump and BOJO — I mean the latter has done ‘censored’ all so far and is likely to maintain his track record of failure in his new job. Trump likewise has done nothing apart from feather his own nest and indulge in shameless nepotism, blatant racism and sexism – the national debt has skyrocketed despite his… Read more »

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Many a man who looks a mug packs a wicked punch – old adage

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What Was it All For? Veterans Have Finally Turned On America’s Endless Wars Danny Sjursen is a retired US Army officer. He served combat tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan and later taught history at his alma mater, West Point. He is the author of a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge. “………………..I got to thinking on that when I read a story this week which was both disturbing, refreshing, and sickening all at the same time. A major opinion poll’s results were released which… Read more »

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new post.

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Humans are emotion driven, if something does not incite an emotive response then it will be ignored or soon forgotten. If you watch a movie and it doesn’t make you sad, happy, angry or good then it failed to deliver it’s intended message, no matter how relevant or important it’s purpose. The World Leaders that inspire emotions get listened to, particularly by those trying to find something to trip them up on. They have captured their audience and what they say gets remembered, particularly the gotcha off hand comments meant to extract an emotive response. Trump is a master at… Read more »

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Compare the pair;

List of Jewish Nobel laureates:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Jewish_Nobel_laureates

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Compare the pair:

List of Moslem Nobel laureates:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Muslim_Nobel_laureates

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So Poland is under threat from the EU because it will not tow the line. President Trum say he will build a military base there. Interesting. Poor old EU sure is desperate. I am aware that Poland is given money by the EU, but surely they have no right to own the country. I did hear some time back that Mr President did say he would suppoort Poland. This could get very interesting from a Russian point of view. Also maybe it is because Poland will not take Illegal muslims.

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A Dark Rainbow Hangs Over the West

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dyVruyNoN0&t=54s

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New post.

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The magnificence of the ocean …
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American Thought Leaders – The Epoch Times
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At the Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit, we sit down with David Harris Jr, founder and CEO of Uncorked Wellness and author of “Why I couldn’t Stay Silent.”

We discuss the attacks on President Trump and his supporters, mainstream media bias, and how it was the Republicans, not the Democrats, who were the ones who advocated for freedom and the abolition of slavery. We also look at how President Trump has helped the black community in America, especially with the First Step Act.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWhf5VDEblE

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She get’s it

TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA … In Her Own Words … I Have Been Talking About This For the Last Year Over and Over … WHO Repealed #TheMcCarranAct? WHAT Was #TheMcCarranAct? WHO Instituted #TheMcCarranAct? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WAKE UP AMERICA!!

https://twitter.com/LankLondon/status/1154994539188256769

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Top 20 inventions by the Muslims.
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/muslim-inventions/

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In Britain Trump means to fart. In America Johnson means penis. Pretty ironic for the 2 of them.
In Australia Morrison means fucking idiot.

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Besides the claim that the Russia bashing wasn’t to hurt Trump this article is pretty close to the mark the way i see it. Russia bashing served multiple objectives and accusing Trump of being a Putin puppet forced him to backtrack on being friends with Russia further isolating them.
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-27/real-reason-propagandists-have-been-promoting-russia-hysteria

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Thomas Sowell
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The great ideological divide is between those who believe that theories should be adjusted to reality and those who believe that reality must be adjusted to fit their theories. Many of the horrors of the 20th century were created by the latter.

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2020 Census Citizenship Controversy Exposes True Open Borders Agenda They want a kumbaya world of global citizens that can be governed by people who “know better.” Think I am wrong? Try to find a recent college or high school grad who can tell you what it means to be an American other than by saying it means abiding in a place called America. The members of what I call the Cult of Multiculturalism infect our schools, our media, and pop culture. The philosophy permeates the West — its repercussions and can be seen playing out all over Europe. Only a… Read more »

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The Terrible Truth About Robert Mueller – Diana West and Stefan Molyneux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=6vvACYVm5BA

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Has News Corp and other old Australian media committed treason?

Journalist Anthony Klan resigned from the News Corp-owned paper and website The Australian a few weeks ago in May 2019 and the reason he cited is that he didn’t want to be treasonous by continuing to work for them. Mr Klan hasn’t been the only News Corp journalist to criticize the company in the last few months and former 7.30 Report host Kerry O’Brien used his recent Logie Hall of Fame induction speech to claim that Australian journalists had failed to hold politicians to account.

https://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2019/07/27/has-news-corp-and-other-old-australian-media-committed-treason/

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Is it just me or is the site not opening correctly for the articles?

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I was watching footy last night and got to wondering how many women who “transition” to men are fighting to compete in men’s sports?

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Former Israeli premier cancels visit after Switzerland says it would question him over war crime charges

Seeking to avoid being arrested for war crimes, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert cancelled a visit to Switzerland set for Monday, according to local media reports.

“Olmert canceled his visit after the Israeli Foreign and Justice Ministries received a statement from Swiss authorities saying he would be taken for questioning on suspicion of committing war crimes,” Channel 12 reported early Thursday.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/fearing-war-crimes-charges-olmert-scraps-swiss-visit/1540939#

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Australia dodged a bullet in voting out a Labor Government. We are watching you also PM Morrison. https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/best-clip-of-the-day/

King of Hearts
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NOTE.

Earlier Buraq2 posted this :

Trivia alert … Boris Johnson comes from Muslim stock.

This is an extremely misleading statement by Buraq2, and means absolutely nothing.

It is the soul that counts. Boris is NOT a muslim soul.

His physical body .. his temple in which his soul lives .. is English, German, French, Jewish, Turkish .. but this is only his physical body.

The soul and the physical body are entirely different.

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