Small stupid rodents
Boris Johnson’s father seems to be heavily engaged in this election. He turned up at the Channel 4 leader’s debate on climate change with Michael Gove to try to force the latter onto the programme, since Boris Johnson couldn’t be arsed with it. The whole episode merely drew more attention to Johnson’s lack of interest in the subject. Then Johnson senior, on some radio programme, after a call from a listener told the audience that most of the British were in effect stupid because they probably couldn’t spell Pinocchio, a word which describes his son. The thing is, if Johnson wins this election, he may have a point. It’s a shame Johnson Snr. wasn’t asked if he knew how many grandchildren he has.
Meanwhile a Labour party friend of mine has received a letter from the great oaf. It says voting Conservative means ‘Passing our Brexit deal—which is agreed and ready to go from day one.’ What I wonder is day one? There’ll still be a transition period until the end of next year, and there’ll have to be much trade negotiating besides—negotiations can take years. Because trade negotiations have been conducted on our behalf by the EU for decades, who will step in and negotiate for us? I can see a helping hand coming from across the pond. Brexit has only just begun. Johnson, in his trademark witty style says ‘Britain has spent too long going nowhere, spinning round in a hamster wheel of doom.’ So we’re all hamsters now. Small, stupid rodents. That pretty much sums up this government’s attitude, and probably explains why Rees-Mogg has been so noticeable by his absence these last few weeks. Small mercies.
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