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Zorro

(15,942 posts)
Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:43 PM Sep 2019

Court ruling suggests Boris Johnson may have broken the ultimate taboo: lying to Her Majesty

It’s one thing to make up tabloid-style tales of bumbling European Union bureaucrats, as former colleagues say Boris Johnson routinely did when he was a journalist in Brussels years ago.

It’s another thing to mislead the public about how Brexit would supposedly benefit Britain’s struggling National Health Service, as critics say Johnson and his hard-charging fellow Brexiters did during the 2016 referendum campaign over whether to leave the EU.

But it would be quite, quite, quite another thing to deceive Her Majesty the Queen — to actually lie to the 93-year-old monarch’s face.

On Monday, a Scottish court ruled that the prime minister appeared to have done just that when he sought royal assent last month to suspend Parliament for five weeks. According to the sharply worded ruling, he was untruthful about his main motive for the suspension: to shut down debate over Brexit.

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-09-11/boris-johnson-parliament-suspension-ruled-unlawful

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Court ruling suggests Boris Johnson may have broken the ultimate taboo: lying to Her Majesty (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Yes -- He is just like Donald. nt NCjack Sep 2019 #1
Isn't he old enough to know one just does NOT lie to the Queen (or) King? shraby Sep 2019 #2
Some are corrupt enough to believe they can scam an elderly woman. LiberalFighter Sep 2019 #4
Off with 'is 'ead! 2naSalit Sep 2019 #3
The Tower.. HipChick Sep 2019 #5
I like that better... 2naSalit Sep 2019 #6
He'll have to kick the ball forward, and run to catch it... Ghost Dog Sep 2019 #7

shraby

(21,946 posts)
2. Isn't he old enough to know one just does NOT lie to the Queen (or) King?
Wed Sep 11, 2019, 06:51 PM
Sep 2019

Goodness that used to be an "off with his head" event.

LiberalFighter

(52,617 posts)
4. Some are corrupt enough to believe they can scam an elderly woman.
Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:01 PM
Sep 2019

And get away with it. He likely thought she was getting way up there and wouldn't remember what she did. And that her age likely to be easily swayed.

 

Ghost Dog

(16,881 posts)
7. He'll have to kick the ball forward, and run to catch it...
Wed Sep 11, 2019, 07:37 PM
Sep 2019

(I'm sure he played Rugby Union football at school) while shouldering off attacks.

He'll have to propose abolishing the Monarchy and establishing a Republic.

We know he studied all this in all philosophical variants and historical examples at school and university.

The guy they are calling Eugenics Cummings, too.

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