Opinion: Boris Johnson’s “Touch-Paper Politics”

THE P.M. MUST HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE IMPACT OF THE MISLEADING ALLEGATION LEVELLED AGAINST SIR KEIR STARMER THAT WERE EVIDENT IN YESTERDAYS PROTEST AGAINST THE LABOUR OPPOSITION LEADER – ARGUES CICERO’S.

What Boris Johnson has caused as a result of his recent attack against the Labour Leader, Sir Keir Starmer’s achievements whilst he was Head of the Department of Public Prosecutions may well have led to the scenes yesterday of angry demonstrators who jeered and jostled Sir Keir before he was escorted to safety to a waiting police car. It seems clear that he fell victim to another example where ethics was supplanted by a misinformation campaign by the PM.

This form of politics that was most recently prevalent in the Donald Trump Presidential era of the US governance, seems to be a staple tactic in the armoury of Boris Johnson’s political weapons too. This form of political manipulation and manoeuvring employed by the President and our PM is that of ‘touch paper politics’.

Throwing out misinformation and incendiary and slanderous allegations may have suited Donald Trump (who’s tenure as President saw one of the most disturbing and divisive times) where hatefulness reigns supreme and throwaway misinformation eventually culminated in an attack on US democracy, and the Congress building itself. However this underhanded political tactic has now been used repeatedly by Boris (like Donald Trump, Boris is also a prolific offender in spinning mistruth and lies) since even before he was elected PM.

“Touch Paper politics” is designed to causes as much impact and collateral damage against a political opponent as possible, leaving one left staring in disbelief at the audacious attack of misinformation and slander and the newly formed perception that arises from it.

Donald Trump was a protagonist and proponent of this tactic, as he carefully crafted his misinformation and biased narrative, against his opposition. Throwing out mistruth to the masses unconcerned by the resulting outcome. Sowing seeds of hatred and then quietly stepping back to observe the public indignation and political fireworks. In short he was a manipulator of LIES whilst ironically appearing to challenge what he called “Fake News”.

Keir Starmer had to be escorted by police officers from demonstrators incensed at the misleading remarks made by the PM regarding the opposition leaders role as the head of the Department of Public Prosecutions

Boris Johnson may have been adept at dodging many previous controversies in his time as PM (most recently the No.10 parties that are still fresh in the publics mind). He almost appears like a “Teflon coated” PM who is indestructible to any charges of impropriety levelled towards him.

Boris has previously managed to survive almost all the public outcries of the past (the Owen Paterson affair scandal; the funded donation for his redecorating No. 10, and of course the initial misleading Brexit campaign) but perhaps this latest mistruth could be his undoing and his cavalier and uncompromising position in not issuing an apology to Sir Keir Starmer spell his inevitable demise as PM.

Perhaps the death knell has finally been called on Boris Johnson’s tenure time as Prime Minister.

Cicero

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