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Boris Johnson’s inability to face the music left him humming a different tune to his cabinet

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, London.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, London.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street, London.

They say it ain’t over until the fat lady sings, but in the end Boris Johnson’s problem was that he was humming a different tune to the rest of his cabinet.

Like a toddler with his fingers stuck in his ears, screaming “La, la, la”, the prime minister appeared tone-deaf to the mounting disquiet among colleagues over his failure to hit the right note in response to a string of scandals.


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