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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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aswanargent
Jul. 14th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
Ditto. And hence my question about her interest in chess. Otherwise.... :-(

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