In response to Michael St George: With enemies like these, can Boris be all bad?
How true! Look at those who are trying to bring him down and you start to revise your opinion of Boris. I wasn’t a big fan but now I think he may have something about him after all!
Not so long ago there was a party leadership election.
One candidate sent the media into a paroxysm of rage that he might win. Even many in his own party were aghast at the prospect of him winning. All sorts of lurid tales – many true, unfortunately – of his sympathising with assorted terrorist groups and enemies of this country emerged.
He would be a national security risk. The economy would be ruined, lives would be lost and so on and so forth. Indeed, he generated his very own ‘project fear’ even though the prospect of him becoming PM was, to say the least, remote. Former partners were paraded to try and ridicule him and his anti-Royal stance was said to make him unfit to be in the Privy Council that requires members – by tradition party leaders, cabinet MPs and, most certainly, any PM – to give an oath of allegiance and pledge of loyalty to the Crown.
That candidate won with a thumping majority. His name: Jeremy Corbyn. Extrapolating from what happened with that Labour Party internal leadership contest – very similar in its nature to the one going on now in the Conservative Party – the signs are that Boris Johnson, who thankfully shows no signs of being a dull, technocratic, jargon spewing robot, will win the current Conservative Party leadership contest.