I know this is probably going to be unpopular, but I rather like Boris. Boris shares many characteristics with my former muse, David Wolfe. (you knew I would sneak you in somehow)
I have mentioned before that I managed to have an argument with his sister Rachel some years ago, as she is so far removed from everyone else’s functionality that she lacks the ability to converse or accept advice from anyone. I was attempting to assist her in finding a new identity for The Lady magazine, a publication which I used to carry in the belief that I would be identified as someone who rated integrity above the usual concerns of self-aggrandisement and remuneration. Little did I know that these negative attributes also apply to people who should really be above them due to their significant advantages in life.
I imagine that this gives me some insight into Boris. His career to date would make anyone without an inflated sense of self and importance blush, but not Boris. Boris cruises through life, is extremely well paid for being himself, and still we continue to forgive and encourage him.
I was considering a comparison with Dick Whittington, but I think Boris has now exceeded poor Mr Whittington’s achievements, and is likely, despite some unpopularity with certain Conservatives, to continue to exceed them. Apparently the sky is the limit for this flawed but charming chap.
And now, it seems that our own dear Boris will be running for PM and leadership of the Conservative Party. I have my doubts as to whether he is capable of dragging the party back to a position of popularity with anyone but the slightly more fortunate, but given his position, slightly outside the prefecture we have not enjoyed in the slightest, I am sure he would make a popular and entertaining PM, were the party to consider it.
Alas, the Conservative party like their candidates a little grey, and so I wonder if they will select him. He seems to be a tad abrupt with those who actually work with him, despite the pleasing dishevelment and quick wit.
So, in order to endorse Boris, despite his repellent and extremely rude sister, I would like to suggest to the Conservative party that in order to be considered for any further terms, they should appoint the adorably grey Gove as Chancellor, ditch the appalling trio of Cameron, Osborne and Duncan-Smith to whichever Tory hellhole that most closely resembles a jobcentre, complete with terrified and hostile staff. There they can enjoy the fruits of their own labours.
I am of the opinion that Boris planned to lose the referendum, and this is another in a long list of charming accidents. I said in my previous post, and I will say it again IT IS NOT NECESSARILY A BAD ACCIDENT. Like Boris, Britain is dishevelled, inventive, and fast on its feet. Like Boris, Britain is well capable of making the best of a difficult situation, and like Boris, Britain is not always nice to those assisting as the country blunders its way through history. He represents the country perfectly, and short of Scotland rescuing England from the risks involved in Brexit, he is the ideal solution to a problem voters created by opting for a risky but optimistic future.
In a future where the population is likely to become considerably more engaged and educated about politics, it will take a strong, charming person who admits and learns from mistakes, not a blustering, arrogant pair of giggling twits like Osborne and Cameron. Whether you like it or not, we are well rid of the pair of them. I move we go for the entertaining option, with a side order of sensible economic policy which benefits the people who have suffered most under a system which has bled small and medium sized business and domestic spending in favour of fat savings, fat business, and skinny prospects for most of the people in the UK. We now have an opportunity for optimism, and I would like to see this optimism, this vigour and stimulation for growth which touches real people as soon as possible, so I say, let us encourage the wise fool. Boris is the best option England has got.