The fetid, stagnant waters of the Theresa May era have been replaced by the foaming effervescence of The Boris Interregnum. It will be thus described whatever happens in the next election, which cannot be delayed for long.
Turbo-charging the political scene with his customary élan, Boris Johnson cuts a dash to be sure, especially in comparison to the Artificial Intelligence which preceded him. Future generations will marvel at what possible question there could have been to which Mrs May was thought to be the answer.
The Ronald Reagan guff about making America “a shining city on a hill” – with a “thousand points of light,” as the first George Bush used to say – did make people look up. When Reagan said it was “morning in America,” the voters woke up, and gave the man who was – let’s be frank – just a B-Movie actor, two whole terms in the White House.
Laugh WITH Johnson, get the people laughing AT Johnson, meet optimism with optimism, vision with vision, elevate the discourse, is my advice to him.
A 2019 narrative of Corbynism – in which the absurdity of Johnson and his House of Horrors cabinet must be a part but only a part – is urgently required, and one last burst of campaigning zeal from the Old Man will be necessary.
And on Thursday, a convicted expenses criminal is standing in a parliamentary by-election for the Tories. That’s right, a man who was thrown out of Parliament after a criminal conviction, is the man the government hopes will be re-elected anyway.
And that’s the reason for the powerful threshing in the political waters currently being felt.
The Blairite ramp within Corbyn’s Labour Party is doing its best to co-operate, making a mockery of their purported Europhillia.
This week alone, Mr Blair’s amanuensis ,Lord Peter Mandelson, has called for Corbyn to be overthrown, and Blair’s Iraq-War Goebbels Alastair Campbell has announced he has left the Labour Party for good.
Other lesser fifth-columnists continue their war of attrition against Corbyn on a virtually hourly basis. With Brussels signalling that British demands are not even negotiable, Prime Minister Johnson may well calculate that there will never be a better time than now. And he may very well be right.