Boris Johnson, because he has already been condemned by public opinion

from Luigi Ippolito

Successes and (many) failures of style for the British Prime Minister, who spent his life “in contempt for the rules and in disregard for others”. And tonight the Conservative parliamentary group will vote on trust in Johnson

LONDON – Lost not by his political choices, but by his character (or lack of). Self Boris Johnson
tonight it falls, it will not be due to glaring errors of government: not how Margaret Thatchersunk by the poll tax, or Theresa Mayshocked by the lack of agreement on the Brexit. No, Boris risks the chair for his calibrated personality. After all, when he and his supporters claim to have got the big basic choices right, they are not completely wrong.

Johnson chaired the fastest vaccination program in Europe, thanks to which Britain had a lower overall death toll than other European countries, from Italy to Spain to Germany; and about Ukraine it is was at the forefront of arming the Kiev resistanceallowing them to repel the treacherous onslaught of Putin. Johnson’s real problem is Boris: that clownish mask he built since he was a boy and which expresses itself in a disordered and amoral personality.

A few years ago the British newspapers had published a photo of the inside of his car that said it all: litter, empty bottles, food scraps, garbage of all kinds. And they wondered: can such a bungler lead the country? The answer was already there, but they didn’t want to admit it. His whole life was spent in contempt for the rules and carelessness for others. On the day of his first marriage to Allegra Mostyn-Owen, he had been able to forget the ring; then he had cheated on her with Marina Wheeler, married in a second marriage when she was already pregnant; so he had had a series of lovers, starting with his colleague SpectatorPetronilla Wyatt, about whom he had lied and had been kicked out by the conservative shadow government.

From another lover, an art consultant, he had an illegitimate daughter, the only recognized one of a group that could be wider. The last extra-marital relationship, with Carrie Symonds, resulted in her being thrown out of her home by an exhausted Navy: Carrie became her third spouse but, as the evil ones point out, when the lover becomes a wife, she becomes her third spouse. free a position. A serial traitor, therefore, a hardened liar, one who had been fired from his first job, at Times, because he had falsified the quotes in one piece. And that he went on to make a career showing off a more than elastic relationship with the truth.

A character who has had his best moments, since mayor of London, when he understood that it was better to delegate everything: because he is unable to manage anything in a coherent way. And therefore, with these premises, it must have seemed a no brainer to him to celebrate Downing Street while the rest of Britain was under house arrest during the lockdown.

But public opinion does not think so: that beyond the verdict of the conservative deputies, has already condemned him. And therefore her nemesis is not an inopportune law, but a birthday cake at the wrong time. On his political epitaph of him it can be written that he was a scoundrel of genius: whose genius was overwhelmed by his irremediable cialtronaggice.

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