What is Boris Johnson up to?

  Cymro. 12:25 23 Jan 2018

BBC link

Boris Johnson is to push for an extra £100m a week for the NHS in England after Brexit, the BBC understands. So what is Johnson up to then? He has hopes of becoming party leader if not actually PM. Should the NHS ever become too much of a drain on finances and Boris makes a bid for the premiership it could work out better for him to have at least appeared to be a firm supporter of the NHS. Safe in his hands well I don't think so but it may suit him for us to think the NHS is at least a little safer in his hands.

  Forum Editor 17:01 23 Jan 2018

Boris is doing what Boris does, he's airing his views for personal reasons. He doesn't seem to mind whose toes he treads on, and he soaks up Theresa May's irritation like a sponge.

He hasn't really been tested in his role of Foreign Secretary yet, and that will be interesting when/if it happens. I think I've said this before - Boris is not the buffoon that a lot of people think. Underneath all that waffle and blunder ticks a very astute mind.

  Quickbeam 19:34 23 Jan 2018

"Boris is not the buffoon that a lot of people think. Underneath all that waffle and blunder ticks a very astute mind."

Yes, he's jostling for the best position before the gates open... or collapse!

  morddwyd 19:52 23 Jan 2018

What's he doing?

Surely that's fairly obvious?

  rickf 20:08 23 Jan 2018

"Underneath all that waffle and blunder ticks a very astute mind."

I would say a devious mind and a totally self serving man.

  bumpkin 20:44 23 Jan 2018

I would say a devious mind and a totally self serving man.

Qr in other words a politician.

  wee eddie 21:10 23 Jan 2018

What person does not work for their own benefit. He has political ambitions and TM is not in a very strong position at the present. He is not the only one jockeying for personal advantage.

Being PM is a poisoned chalice, also very badly paid, but once you have left you can make a fortune with Directorships and on the 'rubber chicken' circuit

  Forum Editor 22:50 23 Jan 2018

rickf

"I would say a devious mind and a totally self serving man."

Such people exist at the top of all political parties, bar none. You are being incredibly naive if you think otherwise.

  Archie44 01:21 24 Jan 2018

I rather ask what is Jeremy Hunt Theresa may are upto. She's upset with Boris asking for more funding and now wants him not to disclose any sums of money and for what purpose.

Just by these actions of Theressa is he hiding something that the general public shouldn't know or be aware of

  Archie44 01:23 24 Jan 2018

sorry forgot to post a link Boris Rebuked

  alanrwood 11:08 24 Jan 2018

He has judged that TM has not got long to go and is jockeying for position and mass popularity by latching on to the NHS problems just as he did in the referendum campaign.

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