Former Conservative Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind: “He was always unfit to be Prime Minister and a lot of people knew that right from the very beginning.” #Newsnight

Jul 5, 2022 · 10:07 PM UTC

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Rifkind: “The antipathy to Boris Johnson in Scotland is matched in England & Wales as well. This is no longer a north/south divide or 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 / 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 divide, pretty much the whole country thinks he’s a loser, should not be PM, does not have the integrity or honesty to command.”#Newsnight
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Replying to @lewis_goodall
I don't remember, did he say that then?
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Replying to @lewis_goodall
Shame they didn’t say it at the time.
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Replying to @lewis_goodall
Yes, they all, in the words of Paul Simon, ' hear what they want to hear and disregard the rest'
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Replying to @lewis_goodall
EVERYONE knew it. Name me ONE person who didn't
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Nadine Dorries?
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Replying to @lewis_goodall
So why oh why was he elected leader of the Tory party? It's not like they had a dearth of candidates at the time. Will never understand how he was elevated into such a position of power.
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Because they thought he could win for them - and they were right, just that once. But then they were stuck with him.
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Replying to @lewis_goodall
"Pretty much the whole of the country thinks he is a loser too" Rifkind not mincing his words here.
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Funny how these people are all claiming to only now be seeing what should have been staring them in the face all along. They put him in office. They’re all culpable.
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They did see it. They were aware of his history. They saw him as someone who could win, and wanted that at any cost
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