I have always rather liked Boris Johnson. For a politician, or so I suppose he calls himself, he is amusing; he’s fond of playing the fool. Never slow in taking a rise out of himself, he comes across as an amiable bumbling (well educated) buffoon.
But now the wolf discards his clown’s suit, and shows himself for what he really is: a cynical, backstabbing opportunist.
Poor chap! He’s agonised for just ages about coming out in the pro or anti-Europe camp. Actually what he’s done, is to wait and see what sort of deal Cameron managed to get out of Europe, and he’s decided that there really might be a chance that the country will vote no and Cameron will almost certainly have to resign. Then in comes Boris! A mop-headed white knight ready to save the country…
I regret to say that Eddie Mair, not one of my favourite people, had it quite right; Mr Johnson, “You’re a nasty piece of work, aren’t you?”
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