Tory leadership: Boris Johnson launches campaign to be next prime minister – live news https://t.co/uZQYXfitA2
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 12, 2019
.@BorisJohnson has been spectacularly dull. Uncharacteristically dull. His supporters will be thrilled. The bandwagon rolls on
— Robert Peston (@Peston) June 12, 2019
Conservative leadership front runner Boris Johnson just said that the EU will give a better deal because: “They will rapidly come to see that they have a new Government with a new mandate”… But actually the same Parliament, and the same lack of majority.
— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) June 12, 2019
— Steve Coats-Dennis (@blondsteve) June 12, 2019
Boris declines to answer whether he will resign as PM if the UK has not left the EU by October 31
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) June 12, 2019
His answer is that his "total conviction" will overcome. Confirmed: we are heading towards disaster
— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) June 12, 2019
He has been talking for longer than I can remember and has said nothing surprising pic.twitter.com/rQ2pOplpzJ
— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) June 12, 2019
Boris Johnson refuses to say if he has taken cocaine, despite previous admissions https://t.co/4zbd3P1VLV
— The Independent (@Independent) June 12, 2019
Have you ever seen him take Class A drugs ? Asking for a friend https://t.co/u3hGjHNbg8
— Alastair PEOPLE’S VOTE Campbell (@campbellclaret) June 12, 2019
Johnson takes the view that the country doesn't mind if he's been drugged out of his skull in the past, is still drugged out of his skull and intends to be drugged out of his skull throughout his short and disastrous premiership. https://t.co/FErQwjUBae
— Tim Walker (@ThatTimWalker) June 12, 2019
Boris Johnson, asked by @GeorgeWParker about his “fuck business” comment, replies:
“I love the @FT, I have the app and I read it every day….”
Before saying “I will stick up for every business on this country…there will be no more enthusiastic committed salesman of the U.K.”
— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) June 12, 2019
there's something nearly comically grating in a man having risen to almost certain power by encouraging fury towards the metropolitan elites of London then leaning so heavily on his past as Mayor of that very same city to prove his credentials
— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) June 12, 2019
Boris Johnson says with a straight face he will "unite this country and unite this society".
The same man who described black people as "piccaninnies", mocked Muslim women as "bank robbers" and peddled lies throughout the referendum.
Britain deserves so much better than this.
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) June 12, 2019
Six questions to @BorisJohnson from the cream of the British media. Not one about the criminality of his Vote Leave campaign which broke the country, let alone the lies about 350m to the NHS or Turkish immigration.
— Peter Jukes (@peterjukes) June 12, 2019
That £270,000-a-year Johnson gets from the Barclay brothers looks less like a salary & more like a downpayment every day.
— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) June 12, 2019
One of the great "what-if"s of politics is: "What if David Cameron had been prepared to stick the knife into the people in his party who were sticking the knife into him in 2016?" https://t.co/iYEzS9sSEk
— Robert Hutton (@RobDotHutton) June 12, 2019
Earlier: Chaotic Tories rally round Johnson
'Conservatives need a proven vote winner, someone who can articulate their values and appeal beyond the party’s heartlands with a positive and upbeat message: that is Boris' | @PhilJTelegraph
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 11, 2019
Vote tomorrow on @jeremycorbyn @oletwinofficial motion to start process to get prorogation off table, and give MPs a meaningful vote on no deal, will be huge. It will determine whether @BorisJohnson can credibly promise to take UK out of EU on 31 Oct – and if Letwin and Corbyn…
— Robert Peston (@Peston) June 11, 2019
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) June 11, 2019
Voting intention “if Boris Johnson were Tory leader”:
Lib Dem 20%
Brexit Party 14%
— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) June 11, 2019
My enduring image of Boris Johnson is when, for a photo opportunity while campaigning to be London mayor, he held out a £20 note to give to a female busker. Once the photo had been taken, he put the note back in his wallet. That's him in a nutshell – promise anything then renege.
— Ivan White (@ivanwhite48) June 10, 2019
Today met several MPs backing Boris because he will definitely do no deal. And an anti-no deal MP backing Boris because he will avoid no deal and get a concession out of Macron and Merkel. Someone is going to end up disappointed.
— Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) June 11, 2019
Boris Johnson allowed arms sales to Saudis after Yemen bombing https://t.co/EcE13vBt2g
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 11, 2019
In terms of energy, biography and intellect, @rorystewart operates on a different level to the rest of the field making @borisjohnson look like a monochrome buffoon. Apart from revealing he personally planted 5,000 trees, he says he advocates compromise. He has no chance.
— Patrick Wintour (@patrickwintour) June 11, 2019
Rory Stewart. The grown up in the room. https://t.co/brkRaADW7V
— Peter Oborne (@OborneTweets) June 10, 2019
oh yes, I remember… tallish woman, still Prime Minister…
— James Murray (@James_BG) June 11, 2019
Column: The Brexit that once lit up Tory imaginations is dead. They just can't admit it, so parade the decomposing corpse. https://t.co/8awVjl7XWW
— Rafael Behr (@rafaelbehr) June 11, 2019
"We’ve been humiliated as a country in these talks with the EU," says Dominic Raab, whose job was to lead Brexit talks with the EU.
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) June 10, 2019
"Those old enough to actually remember the war are nearly as pro-European as millennials, almost as if they can recall the damage that not having European unity actually did." https://t.co/yq2GaQBmRl
— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) June 11, 2019
do you not see how you've just undermined your own argument https://t.co/pojkv7zbkH
— Oliver Norgrove (@OliverNorgrove) June 11, 2019
It's Not Just You. One-Third of Brits Are Avoiding Brexit News https://t.co/4b1POouwMf
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) June 11, 2019
Trump tells North Korea America will no longer spy on them. https://t.co/ELLwwXx3T1
— Dr. Robert Fortuna (@psychdr100) June 11, 2019
Why would the US president bar US intelligence agencies from gathering intel on a foreign leader who threatens to attack the US with nuclear weapons? Why isn’t there clear bipartisan opposition to this bizarre stance? https://t.co/xJpCRniiH1
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) June 11, 2019
Kim Jong Un has had his own family members killed, including his half-brother.😳pic.twitter.com/MRJRKXSEJR
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) June 11, 2019
North Korea: Hundreds of public execution sites identified, says report https://t.co/mZbCbLzZuD
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 11, 2019
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 11, 2019
1. Russia attacked our country.
2. We launched an investigation into that attack.
3. Trump repeatedly tried to do whatever he could do to stop our investigation into that attack.
Unpatriotic. Selfish. A disgraceful betrayal. What else would you call Trump's behavior?
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 11, 2019
McConnell Blocking Plans to Prevent Russian Election Attack / Senate Majority Toady https://t.co/fA4BmsfhkX
— Todd Gitlin (@toddgitlin) June 11, 2019
Txt from my mom after watching Trump:
Are you watching Trump? If so check out the sheet of paper he is holding up as the agreement with Mexico. It is a blank sheet of paper.
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) June 11, 2019
The House Appropriations Committee approved a funding bill that would bar the Trump administration from implementing some of its controversial immigration policies https://t.co/Pv2DORFkBT pic.twitter.com/SEcB6yXHZG
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 11, 2019
Hung jury: One or more jurors refused to convict border activist Scott Daniel Warren for providing two migrants with water, food and lodging. He faced up to 20 years in prison if convicted. https://t.co/YjKuD0OBo5
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) June 11, 2019
When @FoxNews has to cut back in because you sound like a fucking idiot
You’re a FUCKING IDIOT pic.twitter.com/VIRNBoBv7t
— Danny Ocean (@The_UnSilent_) June 11, 2019
Jon Stewart testifies for September 11 Victim Compensation Fund: "Accountability doesn’t appear to be something that occurs in this chamber…I'm sorry if I sound angry and undiplomatic, but I am angry, and you should be too." pic.twitter.com/njxJzSmzSJ
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 11, 2019
and then tell my why this President deserves anything less than ridicule.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 11, 2019
Yes, we think Trump's supporters are gullible. But, apparently, so do the people running his campaign.
Today's lie to trick me into sending money is from “Laura Trump.” Donald has been asking about ME! He asked Laura to “personally” let me know he wants to have dinner with ME! pic.twitter.com/ZX0z7sfOfc
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 11, 2019
So now it’s important…
Trump appointee warns, “It’s abundantly clear that climate change poses financial risk to the stability of the financial system.” https://t.co/T7ob53X6NX
— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) June 11, 2019
The world needs America to lead on climate. pic.twitter.com/QWfnMZzW70
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) June 11, 2019
— Dr. Katy Pearce (@katypearce) June 11, 2019
These people are morons. https://t.co/La5ahtWLXy
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) June 11, 2019
— Jody Rosen (@jodyrosen) June 11, 2019