June 17, 2024
Boris Johnson May Be a Massive Disappointment
Having known him for years I’m well aware of his weaknesses: his lack of ideology and his desperate need to be liked.
Having known him for years I’m well aware of his weaknesses: his lack of ideology and his desperate need to be liked.

Just because I believe that Boris Johnson is the best hope of saving the Conservative party from total destruction, bringing about a full, swift Brexit, and averting a Venezuela-style Marxist tyranny under Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t mean I think he’s going to deliver.

I correctly called out the Theresa May disaster when I wrote, shortly before she became PM, ‘Better a Cocker Spaniel as Prime Minister than Theresa May.’

Now, I’m putting my marker down for Boris. He won’t be as bad as May — no one possibly could — but I still reckon he could prove a massive let-down.

So does the doyen of political correspondents, the Sun‘s Trevor Kavanagh.

Worryingly, Boris has surrounded himself with Mrs May’s most loyal Cabinet supporters — ministers who connived, and failed, three times to get her botched deal through Parliament.

He is listening to staunch Remainers like Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

He is taking advice from Attorney General Geoffrey Cox and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay who, for all their Brexit credentials, willingly dipped their hands in the Chequers blood. They each have a CV to protect.

Bearing in mind Boris’s pathological craving for popularity, allies are also alarmed by the sudden support of old cronies and arch-Remainers David Cameron and George Osborne.

Yes. I feared this might happen. Boris has many strengths — wit, charisma, sex appeal, recognition factor, fluency, charm — which is why the Conservative grassroots are going to vote him leader and why he was recognised all along by pollsters as the only candidate who could beat Corbyn.

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