Michael Sheen launches scathing attack on Boris Johnson
Michael Sheen has launched a scathing attack on Boris Johnson.
The actor from Port Talbot described the UK Prime Minister as the “absolute worst of what politics can be”.
Sheen described the Tory politician as someone “who doesn’t seem to care or believe in anything other than his own advancement”.
He made the comments in an interview with The Independent, ahead of Last Train to Christmas, airing today on Sky Cinema.
Sheen said: “He’s the absolute worst of what politics can be. A man who doesn’t seem to care or believe in anything other than his own advancement, and, as a result of immense privilege, has been able to get to the most powerful position in the country and then doesn’t use it to make people’s lives better. Everything is a game to him.”
He added: “He seems to have no personal ethics, morals, beliefs, value system. So I will be immensely happy to see the back of him, not just from being prime minister but out of the political arena altogether.
“I hope he goes off and finds a job that has no influence whatsoever on anything in our cultural, social or economic life. And good luck to him with that.”
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Every day my dream of Michael Sheen becoming our first president edges closer to reality.
But at least we can have a president, right?
That’s the way to go, by democratic means.
Not necessarily. Switzerland is a republic but doesn’t have a president or head of state. Instead the Swiss have a seven member executive Federal Council which serves as a collective head of state. Personally I would prefer a similar system in an independent Wales as it essentially destroys the self-serving career aspirations of demagogues such as Trump and Johnson. I’m not saying that such people wouldn’t get elected to parliament or even to a Federal Council, but such people wouldn’t get the top job for the simple reason that there wouldn’t be a top job. There is an assumption that… Read more »
I agree, he would be brilliant. I favour a system like the Irish / German / Israeli presidential systems with a ceremonial president (with certain other rights and duties). This could enable people, like Michael Sheen, who are respected by the Welsh people to be elected outside of the political divide, while leaving the governing (and political arguments) to the elected Senedd. A Welsh Republic – yes please!
No need to look so far afield. The Irish presidency has been a raging success.
No offence to Michael Sheen, but why the assumption that an independent Welsh republic needs a president or indeed any type of head of state?
The Swiss get by perfectly well without a president – instead they have a seven-person federal council that serves as a collective head of state and head of government.
I have posted this comment before but it got removed – apparently someone found the idea that Wales does not need a head of state offensive.
To me just as in the Irish system, the President would chair the Constitutional Council and serve as a Ceremonial head of state. Beyond that they would be a powerless figure head.
I agree with Michael Sheen. Boris Johnson is a plutocrat who assumes his highly privileged background means he can skirt rules everyone else has to abide by. Just look at his family. His father during the height of the pandemic went to Greece on the proviso that he was checking his property home, where in reality he went on holiday and pictured sunning himself on the beach. And even though he broke Covid restrictions, did not face any police investigation. Why, I ask?. One rule for us, no rules for them. And although the Brexit poster boy, Boris Johnson who… Read more »
Y cymro, you deserve a chair for those words…
Diolch Mab Meirion. Too kind. Besides the odd typo in my posts, I’m man enough to admit it, try to speak the truth as I see it, unlike Boris Johnson that is, who makes a living out of lying and has no shame or conscience doing it
I absolutely agree with all you have said , the only mystery is how ordinary people continually fall for their flagrant lies on campaigns
Leading up to elections . Just as when Thatcher was ‘elected ‘ I hadn’t
Met anyone who admitted voting for her . Brexit referendum ( which was only a consultation). I also only knew of a handful of people who were for it . And then when the Red wall went Tory again it was a shock . Perhaps we have too much confidence that our electoral
System can’t be RIGGED ?
The best way we can ‘see the back’ of johnson and ensure he has no influence whatsoever in our ‘social, economic and cultural life’ is for Wales to escape rule by westminster as soon as possible. Replacing the odious incompetent johnson with somebody else in downing street (tory or labour) will make no difference to us in wales. The experience of the last 100 years shows us that! Its a shame michael did not also say this in the interview
100 years? You missed off a zero.
Michael Sheen’s comments encapsulates precisely all that is odious about the shape shifting charlatan Johnson. These faults have been evident for decades, yet a large body of people found them appealing. Hopefully now even those half wits are able to see him for what he is!
So did Carrie 😉😉
We DO hope so.
What does this actually mean?
“delivered Brexit”, “getting on with the job”
Meaningless, and therefore convenient for tory blowhards.
Sheen for the Free Republic’s first president! Send the lying, self-serving, incompetent, lazy, uncaring, cowardly tory b*****d to jail and throw away the key.
I agree with the comments, but the rot goes much further back into the history of Conservative governments, at least since the Thatcher era, which began this country’s serious attack on any national notion of the public good. He is the caricature of a historic political malaise which has allowed our prime minister’s cynical exploitation of the public’s tolerance of arrogance, corruption, deceit and second-rate mismanagement to the point where we are told daily ‘you know what I am doing, I know that you know, but I’m doing it nevertheless because I also know you can’t do anything to stop… Read more »
Absolutely. They were already rotten but she took things to an evil level.
BREAKING NEWS – Frost resigns from Johnson’s Cabinet.
Brexit minister’s shock resignation leaves Boris Johnson reeling
Michael Savage and Toby Helm 20 mins ago
Frost’s resignation is a reflection of the P.M’s incompetence but also reflects Frost’s view that Johnson is not enough of a free marketeer and too inclined to intervene !
wow such a load of crap on here bye
I’m still wondering what the reason was for Johnson becoming Prime minister. It certainly was not for the good of the UK.
To line pockets of the super rich.