A couple of years ago the The Poke‘s website referenced the Eddie Mair interviews that skewered Boris Johnson (the UK’s Foreign Secretary at the time). As The Poke then commented, “Mair once called him ‘a nasty piece of work’. Now he’s an ill-informed one”. You can read here what I thought at the time.
And now it seems that David Cameron, the UK’s former Prime Minister, has also shared a few home truths about Johnson. Cameron has written both that “Boris Johnson is a liar who only backed the Leave campaign to help his career” and that he “didn’t believe in [Brexit]”.
So now we have one failed Prime Minister whose right-wing neoliberal policies fertilised the Brexit movement attacking another, a charlatan whose blind ambition has taken sophistry and dissembly about the European Union to a new peak. You couldn’t make it up, could you?
Johnson, whose previous utterance was that Brexit would be a ‘Titanic success’ (which, given the fate of the Titanic seems prescient in terms of the current unfolding disaster) has now styled himself as The Hulk.
I strongly suspect that Marvel Comics would argue that The Hulk would not have left by the back door, like Johnson did recently, to avoid protesters after meeting Scotland’s First Minister. Neither would The Hulk have cancelled a press conference this week when faced with a handful of middle-aged, middle-class expatriate protesters in Luxembourg. A coward and a sulk.
There once was a stereotype
Of a ‘chancer’ whose words were just hype
And whose selfish ambition
Has brought to fruition
The fact that his bullsh*t is tripe!