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He has been called ‘shambolic and chaotic’, but that’s an integral part of brand Boris

Mary Kenny


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British prime minister Boris Johnson and his family on a ride at Peppa Pig World near Southampton last weekend. Photo: Farhadul Azhar Tipu/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson and his family on a ride at Peppa Pig World near Southampton last weekend. Photo: Farhadul Azhar Tipu/PA Wire

British prime minister Boris Johnson and his family on a ride at Peppa Pig World near Southampton last weekend. Photo: Farhadul Azhar Tipu/PA Wire

Is the jig up for Boris Johnson? The consensus of the wise seems to think it’s looking likely. He has been described as “losing his grip”, “shambolic and chaotic”, “incompetent”, “like Napoleon after the Battle of Waterloo – a defeated figure”.

A speech he made on Monday to a group of business people was likened to a confused old party on the brink of dementia – not a 57-year-old who should be in his mental prime. He muddled up his papers, lost track of his thread for about 20 seconds and rambled away in a variety of directions, some quite eccentric.


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