The Brexit disaster

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Re: The Brexit disaster

Post by Per » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:25 am

Another hilarious twist in this absurd saga is that one of the lies continously spread by the Leave campaign was the imminent threat of Turkey becoming a EU member. In many of their posters and memes it seemed that it had already been decided.

This is unfortunately extremely unlikely to ever happen, as every member state has a right to veto the addition of new member states, and there are quite a few (France, Austria, Poland... a lot of the Catholic countries) that are vehemently opposed to the inclusion of Turkey, and as I just said, it is enough that one single nation opposes the addition of a new member for it not to happen. Had the UK decided to stay in the union, they themselves could veto it - if they felt they had a problem with Turkey joining.

So, imagine the irony that their foremost champion, Boris Johnson, himself is of Turkish descent on the sword side!

His great grandfather was Ali Kemal Bey (1867 – 1922), an Ottoman-born Turkish journalist, newspaper editor, poet and a politician of liberal signature, who was for some three months Minister of the Interior in the government of Damat Ferid Pasha, the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire, and was murdered during the Turkish War of Independence.

His son, Osman Wilfred Kemal, after his father's death changed his name to Wilfred Johnson (adopting his maternal grandmother's maiden name), and was the father of British politician Stanley Johnson. Through Stanley Johnson, Ali Kemal is the great-grandfather of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as well as Jo Johnson (MP for Orpington), the journalist Rachel Johnson, and the entrepreneur Leo Johnson.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Kemal
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Re: The Brexit disaster

Post by Per » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:30 am

Btw, Boris Johnson was born in New York City, and thus is a natural born American citizen.

If he ever gets tired of British politics, he could run for president in the USA instead..... :lol:
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Re: The Brexit disaster

Post by Per » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:14 am

Seen on twitter:

re: Johnson replacing May as Prime Minister - ‘the first time a robot has been replaced by an unskilled worker’.

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