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Boris Johnson

Discussion in 'Prayer Requests & Praise' started by Martin Marprelate, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Martin Marprelate

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    The Prime Minister of Great Britain has been taken into hospital suffering from the dreaded Coronavirus.
    You might like to pray for his recovery, and also that this illness will shake him up and point him to Christ so that he can say Psalms 119:67 of himself.
    IMO, he is a good leader from a secular point of view, but he has a somewhat tenuous relationship with the truth and the sexual ethics of an alley cat.
     
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    How old is he?
     
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    Mid 50's
     
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    55, I think.
    It is interesting that Prince Charles, at 72, has shaken the virus off very quickly, poor old Boris is still suffering.
     
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    Mid 50s smoker who had childhood pneumonia?

    I'm seeing reports that he's been moved to an ICU.
     
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    He has a girlfriend who has his child?
     
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    Not aware of either of those things. I've never seen him smoking on any video of him, say, out campaigning. He is, however, quite overweight.
    My impression is that while this virus mostly afflicts the old and sick more seriously, some younger, healthier people do get it badly.

    Yes to both of those.
     
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    It looks like I repeated some less than accurate commentary on the smoking. Apologies.
     
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    Just in case, what line of succession
     
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    The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab is standing in for Boris. He seems a steady pair of hands, but lacking Boris' charisma and pizzazz.
    I don't think there is a recent precedent of a Prime Minister dying in office. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannermann died 3 weeks after leaving office in 1905, but his successor was already in place. Before that you have to go back to 1865 when things were done very differently.
    You should note that the British people do not vote directly for the Prime Minister. We vote for our member of Parliament, and the leader of the Party with most seats is invited by the Queen to form a government and becomes the PM.
    So in the event of a PM dying in office, there will not be a General Election. There would be first of all a ballot of Conservative members of Parliament to establish two names that are acceptable to them. Then all members of the Conservative Party get to choose between the two candidates. This is what happened after Theresa May resigned.
    The last thing the country needs at this time with Brexit yet to be finalized and Coronavirus at its height, is all the members of the cabinet competing in a beauty contest!! My guess is that the cabinet would rally around Raab until such time as the virus has passed its peak and choose a new leader after that. But still, you don't want the cabinet eyeing each other up and jockeying for position.

    So please keep praying for Boris with all his faults.
     
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    My spies tell me that the senior Consultant in charge of Boris Johnson's care at the ICU in St. Thomas' Hospital is a Christian and a member of the Metropolitan Tabernacle (Spurgeon's) and therefore a Baptist :). Please pray that he gets the opportunity to speak to Boris about his soul, though, given the political correctness in the NHS these days, he will probably be sacked if he does so.
     
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    Another update from my spy network: on entering the hospital, Boris requested a Gideon Bible.
    Keep praying, please! His government has a number of ungodly things it's planning; it would be great if they were stopped.
     
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    He at least should have the real Gospel to give to him!
     
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    Such as?
     
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    There is a new 'Quickie Divorce' Bill under consideration that would make marriage less binding than a hire purchase agreement.
    From September parents will not have the right to remove their children from lessons where they will be indoctrinated about Transgenderism and same-sex 'marriage.'
     
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    May I ask that members keep the bit about the Gideon Bible to themselves and not splash it about?
     
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