Thursday 21 September 2017

Boris: the liar, buffoon and conman who would be PM

The Mayor of London has long been indulged by the media and Britain may be about to pay the price

Johnson's support for Britain exiting the EU is driven entirely by self-interest Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Johnson's support for Britain exiting the EU is driven entirely by self-interest Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Nick Cohen

It is easy to see how Boris Johnson could be British prime minister by the autumn if the 'leave' side wins the Brexit referendum and David Cameron resigns. We already know that a majority of the 140,000 or so Conservative party members, who will decide the government of a country of 64 million, back Johnson. Give them the chance, and they will put him in Downing Street.

If countries get the politicians they deserve, the possibility of a Johnson premiership suggests that the British are now a nation of charlatans.

No one who has studied him thinks he is telling the truth when he says he believes that it is in our best interests to leave the European Union. The reason why he must deceive reveals Johnson's low character as clearly as his promiscuous mendacity.

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