You are a moron. I’m not saying that lightly.
You are the Prime Minister of my great country and as such, I fervently want you NOT to be a slut.
But all current evidence suggests that by the dictionary definition of that word – “In a state of complete turmoil” – you are officially a swashbuckler.
In fact, that’s the more generous, modern meaning.
Back in the 16th century, “shambles” meant “a place of terrible slaughter or bloodshed”, believe me, where you were headed for politics if you didn’t lose your ideas.
I have known you for over 30 years and with your numerous faults I have always liked you personally.
You are a character, and God knows, we need more of those people in public life so are now being neutralized by the dull, joy-filled wake-up brigade.
But running a country, in fact any country, requires you not only to be a character, but to have status.
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And this is where you are failing miserably.
In 2007, I interviewed you for GQ magazine. It was one of the last times you were subjected to a lengthy interrogation for the record by any journalist – then more – and it gave me a fascinating insight into what really makes you tick.
At the time, you were Shadow Minister of Higher Education, but it was clear to everyone that you had loftier political ambitions.
The only question is whether someone with your “colorful” background and personality can lead the way to Number 10 Downing Street.
You have destroyed trust
“Do you think this country will ever elect a woman as Prime Minister?” I ask you.
“Am I too fond of it?” you chuckle. “It is very difficult to be both, I agree.”
“I really don’t like this,” I replied. “I think you do it all to make money and seduce the public, when underneath there is a brain full of calculation, ambition and very serious.”
“You’re so kind, Piers,” you replied, “but you have to consider the possibility that underneath it all there might actually be a real buffer, and that might be why I ended up being banned from getting a lot higher because maybe the psychological effort needed to get yourself into a more serious, bluff-free area proves too difficult. “
I was thinking about that exchange when you became Prime Minister in December 2019. Most especially because I voted for you.
I didn’t because I agreed with you on Brexit; I was a Remainer.
No, I do this because I cannot think that Jeremy Corbyn, a hardline lunatic, will ever come to power, and I also believe that what matters to democracy is the outcome of elections. and the referendum was honored, which is what you promised to do.
As the Donald Trump/January 6 debacle in the US has shown, when the credibility of a country’s electoral process is denied, it’s an ugly, slippery slope to inequality. civil peace.
However, in your election victory speech, you declared: “We have won the votes and confidence of people who have never voted Conservative before. I am humbled because you have put your trust in me and you have put your trust in us.
“And I will make it my mission to work day and night, to prove that you are right to vote for me this time and get your support in the future.” That now sounds like a very hollow commit.
Let’s be frank: You’ve destroyed much of that trust in just two disastrous years, and many of them have broken the habit of lifetime voting for Tory because they admire “Let’s get Brexit done! ” chutzpah is so disillusioned now, they are telling the pollsters that they will never support you again.
Your dwindling personal popularity is also favoring your group.
Conservatives are headed for a crisis in a local election in May, which will only drive the number 10 wagon passed by ambitious Cabinet ministers like Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.
And sorry Boris, but you only blame yourself. Trust in you has been burned, not earned.
Yes, we’ve got a pandemic, and yes, that would seriously test any leader.
But your chaotic initial crisis handling is a disaster, with a mix of deadly and embarrassing failures on everything from PPE and testing to care homes and border controls.
That’s why we have the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe, and why we have suffered the worst economic downturn of any G7 country.
I credit you for the great vaccine launch, and strong growth plan that saved many businesses from collapse, but little else.
Crisis management, especially during a health emergency, requires unwavering, quick, decisive and calm leadership – four words that can never be used about you during this pandemic.
But, amazingly, it’s not even this incompetence (many people are far more willing than me to let you through it, given the unprecedented magnitude of the problem) that turns you on. from political winners to political responsibility.
What destroys your top position is your aversion to honesty and responsibility.
The change of belief begins when you stand indeterminately Your sidekick is Dominic Cummings on the Barnard Castle scandal, so it’s cementing, in the public eye, the “one rule for them, one rule for us” mindset has caused serious damage to compliance with Covid restrictions.
This was exacerbated by the revelation of illegal Downing Street parties taking place at the same time you ordered us all not to do so.
And by your personal refusal to play by the rules.
When the Conservative MP, and one of your Brexit supporters, Owen Paterson was caught breaking lobbying rules for your own money, you tried to change the rules. to save his greedy back shamelessly.
This resulted in your party being destroyed by the Lib Dems at last month’s by-election – after Paterson was forced to resign – in the seat the Conservatives have held for half a century.
And we just saw you use the “I changed my phone” excuse pathetically and blatantly to get yourself out of the rap part for improperly using a wealthy Tory supporter. to lavishly refurbish your apartment number 10.
It’s no wonder Boris voters of the first Labor stream are looking at you and concluding: “There’s nothing different about this guy, he’s just another sleazy Tory.”
Taxes are rising, prices are rising, trust is collapsing and Labor is moving ahead in the polls in a way that will spook even your most loyal fans. People aren’t smiling at you anymore Boris, they’re either laughing at you or angry at you.
You’ve gone your whole life telling daredevils to get off the hook whenever a fan’s poop hits a fan whether professionally or personally, but you just can’t do it now. now because you are the Prime Minister.
And every time you try, you damage your own reputation and that of your government, your party, and your country.
Having said all this, I don’t think you’re fundamentally a bad guy. As you told me in our GQ interview: “I am mostly harmless. Probably also means. ”
I just think that you don’t care enough about the consequences of your ordinary approach to life and leadership, and you’ve displayed a cowardly, cowardly refusal to take proper responsibility. for anything.
It is pathetic to see a fellow journalist fleeing in the refrigerator to avoid answering my questions on Good Morning Britain, and boycotting shows like GMB for months at a time for fear of a difficult interrogation. .
Grow a pair, man! (And you can start by being one of my first guests on my new global TV show…)
You have written an excellent book about your hero, Sir Winston Churchill, praising his bravery under the fire. Do you think Winston once hid in a large refrigerator to spy on a journalist?
Of course, he won’t.
How will Brexit be done?
Boris, I’m not even sure you want to be Prime Minister anymore.
Perhaps the cold, hard reality of such a massive job, along with the relentless workload and accompanying pressure, has made you yearn for your carefree life like before?
I last saw you at The Sun’s dazzling Who Cares Wins awards a few months ago, and you look absolutely charming.
But this is too important a moment in our nation’s history for you to fall asleep at the wheel or daydream about the good old days when you jumped in bed and crawled ***** around around London with cheerful, insurmountable abandon.
You told me in our GQ chat: “My grandma always tells me, ‘It’s not how you’re doing, it’s what you’re doing. And I think it’s all a lot easier when there’s a big job to do, and I can get to it. And all the points you made about gadgets and images will be gone. “
Your grandmother was right, but your prediction was wrong.
People voted for you because you got Brexit done. Now they’re turning you down because you’re doing very little else that really improves the lives of the British people and so far you haven’t even demonstrated to them how Brexit will do it. .
However, with Omicron hoping to hasten the end of the pandemic, there is finally light at the end of the Covid dark tunnel, and Britain urgently needs a leader brimming with energy and positivity to take charge. capture that light and pull us into a bright new future.
The type of leader you are very similar to two years ago.
Don’t panic, Boris, and start getting more done, or admit that being Prime Minister is simply too much for you and let someone else do it – before the party makes a decision. friend.
Best regards, Piers
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8179476/boris-johnson-shambles-quit-piers-morgan-uncensored/ Dear Boris, stop panicking and fix things or admit being PM is too much for you and give up, your Piers Morgan