Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Damned If He Does, Damned If He Doesn't

Boris Johnson sold himself to the electorate as a buffoon. Now that he's PM- and called on to display gravitas- this cunningly-nurtured image serves him less well.

During the election he showed up at the scene of a flood, wielded a mop for the cameras- and people thought he was taking the piss. To stop this happening again he has decided to stay away from the latest floods- and people think he doesn't care.

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.

It's his own fault, of course: By pratting about to win votes he undermined his future authority.

A younger man might have been able to pull a Prince Hal and impress the nation with his new-found righteousness and resolution, but Johnson is already long in years...
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