Boris Piccaninny Watermelon Letterbox Johnson and his cronies have been at the clichés again.
“Drawing a line under”, rather than referring to accountancy, reminds me of rubber bridge (which, you may well say, identifies me as a Posh Twat eligible for a safe Tory seat). But speakers of Plain English, even the fabled Plebs, seem to have been bamboozled into forgetting the language, wherein—and this is “not rocket science”—when you draw a line under something, you underline it. For the sake of emphasis.
Among those who would have been happy to draw a line under past indiscretions are Stalin, Mao, and Jack the Ripper (cf. the Piranha brothers).
So, “getting behind the programme”, here are just a few of the Tory crimes that we are asked to draw a line under:
- Destroying the NHS
- Covid deaths
- Deepening social poverty
- Food banks—“uplifting”, apud Jacob Tree-Frog, and blamed by Lee Anderson on the Feckless Plebs’ inability to cook
- Cavalier law-breaking
- Racist immigration policies
- Degrading human rights
- Tax breaks (for the wealthy)
- Plotting to destroy the BBC
—oh, and Brexit, with all its “opportunities” (YAY! Bendy bananas!).
So now The Suspect is keen to Get on with the Job [of destroying British society]; nothing will deter him from delivering [poverty, degradation, and early death] for the British people.
I’m sure I have an ally here in the spectral figure of the aforementioned Haunted Pencil, who is such a stickler for correct usage.
Here’s a short film on The life and lies of Boris Johnson:
I do realise none of this does any good, as long as his party (sic) keeps floundering in its own morass of moral turpitude.
More under my roundup of posts on Tory iniquity.