We rejoice in the resignation of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister of Britain.
It’s a suitably ignominious end to a shamefully inept period of office. It’s fitting that it’s his lies that brought his reign to an end – since it was lies that brought him into power. The great lie that Brexit would magically empower Britain, along with his failure to show leadership in his response to the Covid pandemic, have left the people of the UK despondent and economically crippled.
His speech on departure was so typical of the inveterate liar who actually believes his own distorted version of the truth. Instead of the humble apology he should have delivered to the Nation for the inexcusable behaviour which led even his own party to disown him, his arrogance led him into an attempt to rewrite history, painting himself as a glorious high achiever. All a kind of Trumpian fantasy.
And so now the only question is can the Tory party come up with a new leader who actually has decency, dignity and wisdom ? Amidst the happiness generated by Boris’s removal, I sense a small shudder in the nation.