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Thread #165570 Message #4009323
Posted By: DMcG
17-Sep-19 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
OK, I am just getting round to commenting on the Luxembourg recation, where it seems Furious Tories invoke Second World War after Luxembourg leader's Boris Johnson press conference and are going on about Luxembourg trapping the Prime Minister and humiliating him by refusing to move the press conference indoors.
Press conferences don't just happen. Several days beforehand there are exchanges of proposals on how it will be run. I would have hoped there were people on the UK side thoughtful enough to notice:
... he had a very clear heckling background when he gave his press conference in Downing Street
... he was heckled in a walkabout in Doncaster, which made the news
... he was heckled during a speech in Rotherham on 'The Northern Powerhouse'
... there are lots of 'stop the coup' rallies nationwide
- so maybe now, several days before the conference we should ask for the press Q&A to be indoors.
And had they done so, Luxembourg would surely not have insisted it must be outside. To think they would requires a high level of paranoia, in my view.