Boris Johnson has said and done many unforgivable things. Are there degrees of unforgiveableness? Is it not a binary concept. Once a thing is unforgivable it can never be forgiven. It remains unforgivable forever. There may be degrees of forgiveness. But there cannot be degrees of forever. There is no lattitude about the idea of eternity.
If Boris Johnson was previously been advised that he is unforgivable, why should he be at all troubled by being advised again of the same thing? What might have changed in the interim to make Boris Johnson smart at the information now when he gave no outward indication of being troubled by it before? He cannot be more unforgivable. Because there are no degrees of forgiveableness. The deed or deeds deemed unforgivable cannot be undone. Their unforgivableness remains part of history. Eternity cannot be any longer. Even were Boris Johnson immortal he would continue to be unforgivable for the duration of his immortality. Or forever.
Boris Johnson could only be affected by Ian Blackford’s condemnation if he had changed. Only if Boris Johnson had become vulnerable to being condemned as unforgivable might repeated condemnation have any impact. Only if Boris Johnson had developed a conscience since the last time he was denounced for having done something unforgivable might he now be wounded by a fresh denunciation for some new unforgivable act.
Do we have any evidence of this? Is there any aspect of Boris Johnson’s behaviour over the past months and years that someone might point to and declare to be evidence of a conscience such as could be touched and/or troubled by an accusation of having done something unforgivable?
Having the advantage of regarding Boris Johnson from as little distance as two sword-lengths, has Mr Blackford detected a flinch, wince, blench , squirm, cringe or recoil suggestive of a suddenly pricked conscience? If not, then why the fuck does he bother telling Boris Johnson he’s unforgivable when he already knows and just does not care?
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