I post this clip, not because I believe it’s true, but to indicate what this government has to take into account as part of its support…
It is rather indicative that Swayne seems to take no regard – or seems even aware – of the concept that his own freedom might imperil the freedom of others.
Additionally of course, with hospitalisations as well as cases currently on the up, the emergency has still definitely not ‘passed’.
What can you say?
Only that the twit is better dressed than Johnson.
Indeed I wonder whether Johnson would be so domestically successful if he were well dressed – in better dress, his Etonian upper class ‘twitness’ might be rather more obvious…
But as Jonathan Lis says in an interesting article, Johnson also has a gift for storytelling – in all senses:
Johnson’s stories are …… fictions designed not to enlighten but obfuscate; to advance not our happiness but his. The Prime Minister has instrumentalised us, not as subjects of our own story, but vehicles for his own. His story is not about a great and resilient Britain, but the genius of a cartoon charlatan. In rising to high office, he has successfully pulled off the con of the century – and a population has fallen at his feet.
What is beginning to worry me is that although – in fact because? Johnson is rarely interviewed his storytelling seems to shine through. And it shines through, I fear as clearly to the red wall constituents as to the constituents of the obnoxious Desmond Swayne.
Indeed the concept of ‘Not our happiness but His’ could easily summarise both Johnson’s Brexit and also his election campaigns…