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Does Theresa play chess?

And if she does, how many moves ahead is she looking? That's my initial reaction to her giving the Foreign Office to Boris. Is she hoping that responsibility will turn a sow's ear (see Boris as Brussels journalist or Leave leader making Trumpian promises) into a statesman? Somehow I can't see a standing ovation at the U.N. in his future (see Dominique de Villepin in 2003).

Sure, Boris has charm, but so does Berlusconi, and we all know how well that worked out for Italy....

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Edited 7/14: Have been reading some of the international reaction to the Boris appointment. Knives are already being sharpened, and words are not being minced.

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jenni_snake
Jul. 14th, 2016 03:40 am (UTC)
What next? See comment from two posts ago.
aswanargent
Jul. 14th, 2016 07:16 pm (UTC)
It makes me think of that old Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times. It's hard to see how things could get more "interesting" than they are right now in Britain and the U.S.

Edited at 2016-07-14 07:16 pm (UTC)
foudebassan
Jul. 14th, 2016 06:43 am (UTC)
I am fervently hoping that she believes he'll make a big mistake (insult someone most likely) and that she can sack him for it.
aswanargent
Jul. 14th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
Ditto. And hence my question about her interest in chess. Otherwise.... :-(

I'm running out of appropriate icons for all of this.
aswanargent
Jul. 14th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
Musical chairs at Justice, I see. I wonder if Raab will be following Gove out the door.
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