So today I hear that Boris has thrown some news media out of a ‘Background Briefing’ on his plans to create a Canadian style Free Trade Agreement with the EU before year end. His office had sent out invitations to those interested.
When political correspondents from various papers arrived they were asked names and told to stand in two groups in the hall. Director of communications Lee Cain then came and directed on group to enter the briefing but the other group were to leave. This is a scandal in the UK as you would think that we have adopted the Trump method of dealing with journalists.. All the journalists walked out not wishing o take part in such a selective event.
What one needs to know is whether this was Cain’s idea alone or was it something discussed with and agreed by the Prime Minister. I know Boris is an admirer of Trump and possibly of Trump’s tactics but may I remind him most humbly that he is in the UK and we don’t disrespect our journo’s that way, especially when they came out at his invitation to a display that must have set the taxpayer back a few ‘bob’.
I think the Prime Minister needs to remember that he was voted as PM in a different way to the American president and can be more easily removed by his fellow MP’s. Concentrate on the job you are meant to do for the British public and get the best deal possible with the EU as quickly as possible and with the Commonwealth Countries if that is the route we’re taking. Turn into the type of PM we have regard for and not an imitation humanitarian as sits in the White House tweeting in between golf matches. The people don’t like him (admittedly he has a faithful base) and he’s trying to subvert the laws to say he can do anything he wants and it doesn’t matter. With a Republican advantage in the Senate it almost seems to be the truth. I’m sure many of those will fall in the November elections as Trump should. Don’t follow the same pattern.
Redeem yourself with the people and please do the job you’re paid to do only better and as a superb PM or fade into ignominy with a poor record as a plastic Trump.