You might think Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Katie Price don’t have much in common, but a closer look reveals a number of similarities, writes Polly Hudson
At first glance, Boris Johnson and Katie Price have absolutely nothing in common. Then you look at her blonde strawy hair, remember her cheesy, complicated love life and the children they both had with many different partners.
One more thing. Both have that certain something – it’s not The Midas Touch, but rather The Robinsons Touch. They are totally spongy.
They can be cornered, totally cornered, caught in the act, done, done, game over… and they’ll just shrug, grin, and emerge completely unscathed from the rubble of their latest scandal. Price and Johnson are The Teflon Two. Nothing ever gets stuck.
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There is not enough space, in any print newspaper or on the entire Internet, to list all the things that Johnson got away with in his time.
This week alone he faced at least two events – trying to get the woman he was cheating on a very well paying job in Parliament and the biggest election reversal in (itals) history (itals) – that would be his Career ended for everyone else.
Party leader Oliver Dowden resigned on the spot because “someone has to take responsibility”. Johnson, far from the fuss in Rwanda, took the opportunity for a little dip in his hotel pool.
Meanwhile, at Lewes Crown Court, Katie Price once again avoided jail for breaching a restraining order prohibiting her from contacting her third ex-husband’s fiancée. Her defense was that she “misunderstood the rules.”
This latest lawsuit comes on the heels of the last one in which she totaled her car while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. That too was probably a misunderstanding, because until her arrest she thought that being able to sit behind the wheel when she wasn’t resting was the best driving conditions.
When Price went to court to express her sincere remorse for the swear words she had used in abusive lyrics, Price gave reporters outside a sip and told one to “suck my cock.”
But while some might be shocked that she let go like this, at least she was honest. When asked, Boris Johnson basically always expresses the same feeling of only speaking in vague posh politics.
Maybe it’s just that everything related to Johnson’s antics is exhausting at this point, but it would be quite refreshing if he took a leaf out of Katie’s book here.
Apparently, he spends as much – if not less – of public opinion as they do. At least she doesn’t bother lying and pretending it’s no different.
And while it might be tempting to think that if he actually did come out and tell the Brits to put it where the sun isn’t shining that would be the final straw, we obviously know better now. Not true? Sigh.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boris-johnson-katie-price-lot-27320804 "Boris Johnson and Katie Price have a lot in common - except that she's more honest"