Boris Johnson wallowed in sycophancy at his Manchester Trump-esque rally – but the watching public know he was talking rubbish, says Kevin Maguire
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Corroborating Keir Starmer’s jibe he’s a “trivial” man, rambling Boris Johnson confirmed he’s an unserious liability in dangerous, serious times.
Billy Bunter or a tipsy middle-manager at an office party would’ve delivered a better address than the gabbling Prime Minister.
Boasts, false optimism and barefaced lies were the driving force of a confidence trickster divorced from reality.
He’s deliberately pushed kids below the breadline and is responsible for petrol shortages, empty shelves, pigs slaughtered and dumped, rising prices, higher taxes and National Insurance.
Yet listen to Johnson, who could’ve held a glass of wine in his hand for an after-dinner speech at 11.30 in the morning, and everything’s spiffing.
The best that can be said is, at about 40 minutes, his flipping through a Thesaurus was half the length of Starmer’s at Labour in Brighton last week.
He repeated some of his favourite fibs about wages and new hospitals, old porkies for a future setting.
But cowardly refusing even to utter the words “Universal Credit” on the day he stole an average £1,000 from five million working poor and households betrayed the fundamental gutlessness of the great twister.
Johnson wallowed in sycophancy at the manufactured tiny-Trump rally in Manchester.
The watching public, worrying about bills, know he was talking utter rubbish.
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Hot air powered Johnson into Downing Street and is turning fetid from a man without a proper plan.
Slogans and soundbites grow hollower as he shamelessly, shamefully suddenly pretends the Brexit backlash – what he used to dismiss as Project Fear – were always anticipated and intended.
The fundamental falseness of Johnson – grinding down people he claims will be levelled up – are contradictions that will eventually destroy him.
The triviality of a second-rate comedian cracking bad lines about building back beavers and burgers or corduroyed communist cosmonauts (Jeremy Corbyn) is doubly shocking in a crisis.
And the worst crisis confronting Britain isn’t petrol, declining living standards, bad Brexit deal or a long list of other problems.
The worst is an incompetent, trivial amateur is in No 10.