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Why ever did I vote for Carrie’s poodle?


THE news of the ousting of Lee Cain raises crucial questions about Boris Johnson’s government.  A very posh, very woke, regiment of women seems to run the PM: Dido Harding, Kate Bingham, Amanda Spielman, Allegra Stratton and of course Carrie Symonds, once described as a ‘flirtatious minx’.

They represent a Cameronian, Remainer Toryism vanity-signalling so-called ‘progressive liberalism’, the green and LGBT, hug-a-hoodie, easy radicalism. They seemingly start from the self-guilt axiom that they need to prove they are not Bullingdon but really ‘nice’ and with a really ‘nice’, non-conservative pattern of views. This dismisses the ordinary voter and taxpayer in favour of BLM, XR, MeToo, Stonewall and the rest of the activist groupings.

The Red Wall voters, with no vested interests in big business or farming, are being pushed out; Lee Cain, from a comprehensive in Liverpool, is iconic. Brexit is connected with Covid through all this. Remainer, pale woke, Toryism is suffocating the hopes of the last two democratic votes, the Referendum and the landslide election.

Carrie’s role indicates the growing weakness and plasticity of Boris, a vindication of critics such as Matthew Parris who pointed to his amorality. When we voted, we did not know that he was controllable by his latest unelected partner and soon mother of his new child. It is said by the Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey that Carrie was unhappy that Cain wanted to control and inhibit her appearances with Johnson. How right Cain was. The sight of her arm-in-arm with Johnson on Remembrance Sunday, grinning, was not only inappropriate but it was also to my mind very disrespectful to the occasion. Watching them made me feel most uncomfortable.

And I cannot get over the silence of the MSM on Boris’s elevation of his own brother to the Lords. Lord Jo Johnson, and his wife, Lady Johnson, a Guardian journalist, reeks not just of cronyism as with Lord Lebedev, but of nepotism. What was the reason for this elevation? He has no achievements. I can’t help wondering if there was some hidden reason.

I voted for Boris Johnson and I live in his constituency. But I don’t now trust him, and I am sorry for my vote.

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Ann Bradshaw
Ann Bradshaw
Dr Ann Bradshaw is a recently retired SRN and senior lecturer in adult nursing at Oxford Brookes University. She is the author of The Nurse Apprentice 1860-1977and The Project 2000 Nurse

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