It can be satisfying watching people who were formerly staunch allies, both of whom you hold in the deepest contempt, tearing lumps off each other. But when those persons are Johnson and Cummings, the two people most guilty for the catastrophic exit of this country from the EU, then satisfaction turns into unbounded joy.
In truth the ‘revelations’ in Cummings’ blog amount to small fry—dodgy financing of Johnson’s flat makeover, and the suggestion of suppressing a leak enquiry in case the culprit turned out to be Carrie’s friend. But Cummings is due to appear before a House of Commons committee shortly, and he knows where the bodies are buried. Johnson must be shaking in his boots.
It can’t come too soon. The voters in this country seem to have developed a blindness to Johnson’s careless indifference to the truth, as well as mass amnesia when his falsehoods are brought out into the open. Take a look at this video from Peter Stefanovic on just a few of Johnson’s lies in parliament …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-Zbf5Wkt7M
‘But,’ people will say, ‘Look how well the UK has done on vaccinations! We’re well ahead of the game there, and far better off than most of our European neighbours let alone countries further afield.’ True, but deaths per head of population in this country are still higher than any of our close European neighbours except Italy. We were late in going into the first lockdown, even though it was quite clear that what was happening in Italy and Spain, would happen here two weeks later. As an island state we had a perfect opportunity unavailable to the rest of Europe to quarantine from other countries early on, which we declined to do. Even now, evidence from immigration queues at Heathrow is that arrivals from ‘red’ countries are standing one or two feet away from those from ‘safe’ countries.
I expect that ‘teflon’ Boris will manage to wriggle out of this latest revelation, but it cannot go on forever …
Note added 25 April
As a tribute to my very good mate Paul R—he knows who he is—I have modified the title of this post. It was his idea, and he pointed out (privately) to me a glaring solecism in my initial text for which I am most grateful.
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