2016年10月16日 星期日

Boris Johnson: 轉投"脫歐陣營"?The Churchill Factor; 首相無望 London Mayor 2008-2016 ; has hit back at Donald Trump in the perfect way: 倫敦市長約翰遜:倫敦將不會申請主辦2017年的環法自行車賽的第一站,英國政府拒授權警方使用水炮

(德國之聲中文網)他是脫歐派的標誌性人物之一:波利斯·約翰遜(Boris Johnson)。不過現在有證據顯示,他在這一問題上的想法曾經非常不同。這位現任英國外相在今年2月為《星期日泰晤士報》撰寫的一篇專欄文章中表示,有許多很好的理由說明英國為什麼不應該離開歐盟。在這篇文章中,他把英國的歐盟成員國資格稱為"對歐洲和世界的賜福。"
這篇文章後來並未發表,直到現在才浮出水面。
在文章寫成之後沒幾天,約翰遜就正式決定轉投"脫歐陣營"。當時擔任倫敦市長的約翰遜告知與其同屬保守黨的首相卡梅倫,他將支持英國脫歐。
深情呼籲
約翰遜在2月份的那篇專欄文章中表示,脫離歐盟將造成"經濟休克",並盛讚歐盟內部自由貿易的益處。此外,如果脫歐的話,英國也會面臨分裂局面,蘇格蘭將"脫英"。另外,約翰遜還提出了所謂的"普京效應"。英國脫歐會讓俄羅斯更加咄咄逼人。
他在文中激情呼籲英國民眾,"閉上眼睛,摒住呼吸,為英國想想,為歐盟其他國家想想,為未來想想……想想您的兒孫們的願望,到其他歐洲國家生活工作、購物,結交朋友甚至是生活伴侶"。
約翰遜還寫道:"您問問自己:您真的希望聯合王國離開歐盟嗎?"
改變想法
無論如何,這篇文章現在的發表已經無法改變英國公投脫歐的結果。而具有諷刺意味的是,約翰遜幾乎在同時還為《每日電訊報》寫了一篇文章,發表在今年3月,在那篇文章裡他大力鼓吹脫歐。
約翰遜在接受天空新聞台採訪時表示,今年2月時他如同許多英國民眾一樣,仍在為是否脫歐而糾結。之後他終於決定,必須加入脫歐陣營。

Boris Johnson :英國外長
So it was with no little shock that the world reacted to the news Wednesday evening that Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, had named Johnson to lead the rarefied Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which employs 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices and works with the secret intelligence service MI6.



His defenders argue that for all of his verbal daggers, Johnson is at heart a liberal internationalist. He was born in New York City, grew up partly in Brussels, speaks French and Russian, and sprinkles his sentences with Latin phrases. He is a polymath who studied at Eton and Oxford and was a prolific journalist and author who wrote a well-regarded book on his hero Winston Churchill.


捍卫他的人称,尽管语言伤人,但约翰逊本质上是一个崇尚自由主义的国际主义者。他出生于纽约市,在布鲁塞尔生活过一段时间,会说法语和俄语,还会在讲话时穿插引用一些拉丁语。曾在伊顿和牛津就读的他学识渊博,以前还是一名高产的新闻工作者和作家,写过一本颇受好评的著作,是关于他心目中的英雄温斯顿·丘吉尔(Winston Churchill)*的。

*The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History - Amazon.com

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"London Mayor Boris Johnson digs into the character of Winston S. Churchill to develop a fascinating book that lays out what made Churchill tick. In the process ...




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The remarkable story of how Boris Johnson went from bookies’ favourite to non-runner in the race to become prime minister of the UK.



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Nice one, Boris
Boris Johnson has hit out at Donald Trump for his "ill-informed comments" calling for Muslims to be banned from the United States to ensure the country does not end up with "radicalised" no-go areas like London. 
The Republican presidential front-runner defended his controversial idea for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" until authorities "can figure out" Muslim attitudes to the US by claiming police in cities like London and Paris were "afraid for their lives" because of large Muslim communities. 
But Mr Johnson hit back in his typical style, saying: "The only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.”
He described Mr Trump's remarks as "complete and utter nonsense" and invited Mr Trump to visit the capital to experience the work of UK police officers in local neighbourhoods across the city. 
"As a city where more than 300 languages are spoken, London has a proud history of tolerance and diversity and to suggest there are areas where police officers cannot go because of radicalisation is simply ridiculous," the Mayor of London said. 
"I would welcome the opportunity to show Mr Trump first hand some of the excellent work our police officers do every day in local neighbourhoods throughout our city.
"Crime has been falling steadily both in London and in New York - and the only reason I wouldn't go to some parts of New York is the real risk of meeting Donald Trump.”David Cameron has not held back in criticising Mr Trump for his latest controversial comments, suspending the usual silence observed by world leaders that they do not get involved in foreign election campaigns. 
His spokeswoman said the Prime Minister "completely disagrees" with Mr Trump's views and described them as "divisive, unhelpful and quite simply wrong". 
Downing Street took the opportunity to condemn the remarks for a second time on Tuesday, telling a briefing with Westminster journalists: "That's twice in one day he will be disagreeing with Donald Trump; his views are wrong."
Leaders across the political spectrum in the UK united in condemnation of Mr Trump's latest controversial comments. 
Labour's candidate for London Mayor Sadiq Khan, himself a Muslim, said he hoped Mr Trump's campaign "dies a death.
His Conservative rival, Zac Goldsmith, described Mr Trump as "one of the most malignant figures in modern politics," adding: "I hope his campaign ends in absolute disaster."
Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, took to Twitter to voice her dismay: 【大紀元2015年10月06日訊】(大紀元記者李琳英國報導)近日,倫敦市長約翰遜表示,倫敦將不會申請主辦2017年的環法自行車賽的第一站,因為為了這個一次性的活動花費3,500萬鎊,這是不值得的。
倫敦交通局原本打算與環法自行車賽的主辦方簽合同,承擔2017年賽事的第一站,但是在簽署合同前的最後一天,倫敦撤銷了申請。
對於這件事,約翰遜說:「我恐怕要舉手承認了,這是我決定的,決定不簽合同了。處於執政的地位,你必須要作出一些艱難的決定,我想為了一個一次性的活動投入3,500萬鎊,這對於倫敦是不值得的。」他表示這筆錢可能會用在改善倫敦騎自行車者安全的一些長期性的技術設施上。
倫敦曾經在2014年主辦了環法賽事第三階段的最後一站,花費了600萬鎊。
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英國內政大臣文翠珊 (Theresa May) 昨日拒絕授權倫敦市長約翰遜(Boris Johnson)於倫敦市内任何範圍使用水炮,更表明全面拒絕英格蘭和威爾斯警方使用水炮。文翠珊進一步表示,約翰遜於去年授權倫敦警方購入的3輛德國產水炮車有67項疪漏。
約翰遜表示對文翠珊的決定失望,並重申使用公帑購買水炮車的決定獲得首相卡梅倫和七成倫敦市民同意,警方將繼續訓練警員使用該水炮。假若倫敦市内發生嚴重騷亂或示威,他會極力爭取文翠珊授權使用水炮。英格蘭和威爾斯部份警區公開表示,他們不同意使用水炮,有警官更形容水炮鎮壓示威的能力,與「巧克力做的茶壺一樣」。連吃兩記悶棍,令約翰遜大為尷尬。


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  2014年9月30日,在英國中部伯明翰召開的保守黨大會上,倫敦市長鮑里斯·約翰遜(50歲)的演説引發了場內的爆笑和英國首相卡麥隆(48歲)的苦笑。「各位,(像貓得到滿足時發生的聲音)讓喉嚨發出咕嚕咕嚕的聲音吧」。當時成為話題的是圍繞蘇格蘭獨立的全民公投被否決,對於反對獨立的保守黨來説,這是值得慶賀的事情。

倫敦市長鮑里斯·約翰遜
       不過,保守黨黨魁卡麥隆在大會之前,在出訪紐約時,曾以比喻貓叫聲、表示心情滿足的「purred」這個詞,講述伊麗莎白女王的喜悅之情,而這被電視麥克風洩露出來。卡麥隆的錯誤除了將女王的語言和貓叫聲相提並論的輕佻發言之外,還在於打破了不透露與女王談話的慣例。上述低俗笑話是嘲笑這種失態的約翰遜特有的風格。

      在保守黨大會上,裝飾了象徵倫敦古老街道的磚塊,約翰遜熱情洋溢地闡述了住宅情況。其時而散亂的金髮和娃娃臉吸引了聽眾。

      約翰遜作為風雲人物顯露頭角,是在2012年舉行的倫敦奧運會上,強調「打造充滿綠色的安全城市」,引進了出租腳踏車。自己也在通勤時在市內騎腳踏車,1萬輛綠色的所謂「鮑里斯單車」作為市民和遊客的交通工具保留下來。

       約翰遜先後在伊頓公學、牛津大學等英國名校學習。但是,卡麥隆和在野黨工黨黨魁米利班德(45歲)面孔端正、能言善辯、時而讓人感覺難以接近,而約翰遜則言行坦率,幾乎沒有精英的感覺。屬於被人以「鮑里斯」這一姓氏稱呼的英國屈指可數的政治家。

       約翰遜雖然仍剩下市長任期,但已經宣佈參加5月的大選。有觀點認為,他將接替作為大學裏後輩的卡麥隆。

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    鮑里斯·約翰遜    繼承了奧斯曼土耳其帝國官員和英國王室的血統,在紐約出生,因此自稱「坩堝構成的人」。曾作為專欄作家大顯身手,2001年當選保守黨眾議院議員,2008年起擔任倫敦市長。
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