BBC presenter tries to laugh it off after farmer says Boris Johnson should be jailed

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The BBC presenter responded with laughter. But it’s unclear that this farmer was joking when he said the prime minister “should be sent to jail”.

Farmer takes down Johnson

The BBC asked the man what his fellow farmers were thinking about Brexit and the election. He said:

There’s the odd one tempted by the Leave side. The ones that I know that voted to leave have… come back. It’s like a turkey voting for Christmas isn’t it… I’ve yet to see anybody put the solid argument up for leaving Europe.

In the event of a no-deal Brexit under Johnson, one report says 50% of UK farms could go under.

Selling off the NHS

On the BBC, the man continued:

All the things they put forward, none of them are as good as staying in Europe… You’ve got to trade with your local neighbours. Donald Trump is wishing to take over the health service. Boris Johnson will go to negotiate with Donald as a little boy, pat him on the head… Boris Johnson has stuffed the DUP. He went over there, gave empty promises, and the day after he sold them. The Irish problem – he can’t sort it

In June 2019, Trump said that the NHS would be “on the table” in a future trade deal between the US and the UK. That means private US healthcare companies profiting from our sick relatives, friends, and community members.

Johnson also has a history of following Trump’s lead. While foreign secretary, he reversed his position on Syria four times to mirror Trump.

Rounding off, the farmer said:

He promised £350m… he knew that was a lie. He lied to the British public and he is perpetrating this lie now. He should be sent to jail. He should be sued.

On top of the ‘£350m-a-week lie’, Johnson was literally arguing for Remain in February 2016 – four months before the referendum. He switched positions because it worked better for his push to become prime minister. This farmer is right. Johnson is a dangerous chancer who should probably be in jail.

Featured image via Twitter – James Wright

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    1. The Canary being disingenuous again, skewing the story by omitting a few facts. You should be MSM soon.

      Farmers get huge land grants from the EU, that’s why they don’t want us to leave. If we leave they and our rich landowners will have to force the British government to replace those grants which will show the country just how much welfare the rich really get at the same time they relentlessly impoverish the poor.

      Using privileged people to echo your anti-democratic wish to overthrow a democratic election result is not very admirable and it certainly isn’t democratic socialist.

      1. I find it hilarious when Brexiters talk about democracy. If you believe in democracy, why not have a second referendum? If Brexit is no longer the “will of the British people” it would be undemocratic to drag Britain out of the EU, and hand us over to the US.

        1. It’s true! I’ve said it to nobodylicksme before, but that doesn’t register because nobodylicksme doesn’t understand what a Democracy is. Nobodylicksme thinks that a referendum vote is legally binding and must be obeyed not because of what the law says, but because of what nobodylicksme wants to believe, which is not reality.

          What frank_freeman pointed out is also true and reasonable. The fact is we were all lied to, but in a Democracy like ours, having a chance to re-vote on an issue that is arguably one of the biggest hurdles we have faced as a Nation, and certainly one of the most divisive and contentious, IS Democracy in action.

          If nobodylicksme and others think that we must obey the first referendum like it was enshrined in law, and run headlong into disaster in ignorance, they do so because they are thinking only of themselves. If they understood and believed in Democracy, they would have no fear, and it would be just another chance to re-enforce their democratic wish, and a chance to make a better informed decision this time around.

          What they truly fear however, is that the Democratic process will reveal that more people (now they have had a chance to realize that there were, and still are, being fed disinformation left, right, and centre), may vote to stay in the E.U.

          If that were to happen, that would then mean that people like nobodylicksme would find themselves in a minority, and likely feel cheated. In a way, they would be, but they were cheated by corrupt politicians, business leaders, and the MSM (most notably for us, the BBC), not Democracy, not ‘Leave’ voters, not ‘Brexit’ voters.

          The ‘Plan’ as I see it, was to set us all against each other, to divide us into polar opposites, and to make us hate each other because of it. That is a well known Military and Political tactic, and is the reality of Neo-Liberalism (the economic model promoted by Milton Friedman around the World to further U.S. Interests of Global Dominance (Late Professor and Head of The Chicago School of Economics)).

          As far as I am concerned, I didn’t get to vote in the referendum due to being illegally evicted, but which ever way a potential second referendum goes, I will abide by the democratic rules of our Democracy, and be glad I had the chance to vote this time around.

          Of course I will be disappointed if it doesn’t go the way I think it should go, but that is immaterial, what is important is that Democracy, our Democracy is best served by us voting again, whether it be to re-cast a vote in favour of Brexit or Remain, we will have had two chances to make our democratic will known, and we should then respect each others democratic decisions, even if it isn’t what we individually hoped for.

          THAT is Democracy. Beating up on each other is not Democracy, its destroying our Country, turning it into a hateful hell-hole of intolerance, bigotry, racism and hate. If we must blame, then at least we should do the decent thing and blame the arseholes that got us into this mess (it is a huge time-spanning list), not those who (due to differing levels of ignorance and lifestyles) voted one way or another in a referendum which isn’t even legally enforceable.

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