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Boris Johnson on France Inter

I commend you to watch the video of the interview on this link: http://www.myboox.fr/actualite/boris-johnson-nous-les-anglais-sommes-les-bons-europeens-ac-21987.html

 

I am not a fan neither of the man nor his politics but I have nothing but admiration for and was inspired by his performance in French.

I would be interested to hear if the French got his humour but they cant have failed to see from his face when he was making a joke.

I loved his closing comment!


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Re: Boris Johnson on France Inter

The man is a clown, but a talented and charismatic one.


The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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Given your politics and the usual force of your expression of them that is praise indeed Norman.

I agree wholeheartedly, I guess that I havnt seen a lot of UK news and maybe they just love to portray him in the worst light but that is the first time that I have really appreciated his charisma and as you say, talent, for it to shine through under those difficult circumstances really is an achievement.

I have agreed to do some off the cuff translation soon that involves speaking on a microphone to a large gathering and it has been daunting me, his performance inspired me.

I guess what I can learn from him is to be (seen to be) at ease with my unease.


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Did you ever see the time he gave a speech outside Parliament in Latin? He was campaigning for the continuing teaching of classics in secondary schools.
What Boris does as Mayor affects me and my family directly, and I would have him as Mayor over Ken Livingstone (for whom I used to have great admiration back in the old GLC days) every time.
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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Well he should be able to "speak in tongues". Look at the education he had.

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and don't forget his family background, I remember seeing him on "Who do you think you are?"

Cendrillon
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Re: Boris Johnson on France Inter

Indeed....I wonder how fluent he is in Turkish?

Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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Re: Boris Johnson on France Inter

LOL  Big Smile [:D]

P.S. just had another read of your blog Betty, I love it!

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