Boris wrote an article post Brexit in the Telegraph on Monday. He has been variously denounced for the content of it and the BBC et al are making much of the suggestion that this article led to his downfall. The BBC itself may have led to much of the misunderstanding of that article if it indeed was a catalyst for the Gove alleged assassination.
We have already looked at the BBC’s original report on Boris’ letter in which the BBC falsely suggests that Boris is backing away from Brexit and is compromising his position as leader of that campaign.
The Mail had a different interpretation of the article and suggested that Boris was in conciliatory mood and was building bridges as he sought to reassure Remain voters about the outcome of Brexit. Reading the article you can see this is true and that at no time does Boris back out of his Brexit ideals….of bringing back sovereignty, of escaping the clutches of the EU laws and the ECJ and of course of limiting immigration.
Boris made it clear that the vote was a straight win, if narrow, for Brexit…. ‘In the end, there was a clear result. More than 17 million people voted to leave the EU – more than have ever assented to any proposition in our democratic history.’
The BBC’s original title for their piece was ‘Johnson vows EU cooperation after referendum result’ it is now ‘Brexit: Boris Johnson – time to build bridges with Remain voters’. In other words their original take and emphasis on the article was wrong.
Boris has been woefully treated and maligned for something he did not do. His article was a balanced, reasoned and principled piece that sought to reach out to Remain voters whilst upholding the values and ideals of the Leave side. Far from being recklessly ‘dashed off’ as his critics claim it was carefully considered and thought out piece..and as for him taking his time….well where was Osborne at the same time? He was all but invisible until Monday and Cameron vanished himself from the stage completely reneging on his responsibilities and duty.
Did the BBC report that suggested Boris was selling out the Leave team influence events and result in Boris being butchered? We can never know but it was almost certainly written with the intent of sabotaging his campaign by undermining people’s trust in him. It looks to have succeeded. One more success for the powers of darkness then.
The BBC has won and finally got their man.