Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
poliphilo

The Frogs Asked For A King...

There was a time- not so long ago- when "Prime Minister Johnson"- like "President Trump"- seemed like an idea a satirist might play with but which could never exist in the real world. We forget that the real world is simply a shared dream and that if enough of us think fantastical thoughts they change the way things are.

In an older reality (the one that has existed in Britain over the past thirty years) it was believed that buccaneers didn't, couldn't, make it to the top in British politics. Aspirants to high office had to conceal their piratical tendencies- their individuality even- and get a smart haircut and a sheen of managerial competence. This led to the reductio ad absurdum that was the premiership of Theresa May- and the reaction against all things Maylike that is the elevation of Boris Johnson. We have longed for colour in public life and our prayers have been answered.
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