I have just heard that research indicates a desire for more comedy from those aged in their 30s and 40s. They will therefore undoubtedly be sad to see the end of Boris Johnson's current political career. Certainly, my Italian aunt believes that Boris is the most entertaining politician in Europe.
Unfortunately, when we look at his legacy, it is one of failure. Promising all things to all people, yet delivering nothing across the years apart from bluster and more broken promises. The biggest failure was undoubtedly Brexit. Whether you voted Remain and believed the circle could not be squared, or voted Leave where dissatisfactions and potential opportunities have not been addressed, you will have been disappointed.
Boris was an example of the Conservatives’ mantra of power at all costs. Yet power for its own sake just corrupts. Since then, we have had the short lived blessings of Liz Truss who blew up the British economy without any prompting and is uniquely responsible for our high interest rates and mortgages. So much for Conservative fiscal responsibility. That was not an act of comedy but one of tragedy. You cannot argue that Rishi Sunak has not brought some stability, but we are still on a downward spiral. We need change, a reset, and the sooner the better. The upcoming by-elections as members of Boris’ cult eject themselves from parliament may keep the politicians occupied for the next couple of months but will have little overall impact on a directionless government.
Luigi Gregori Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for NW Hampshire