Friday April 3, 2020

Johnson's new broom already covered in political dog doo-doo

Under pressure, Boris Johnson’s boys are starting to crack. They make Theresa May look serene and statesmanlike. How she must be smirking

8th September, 2019

Extreme unction. This is my new nickname for Jacob Rees-Mogg who, as a conservative Catholic, will appreciate being given the old name rather than the post-Vatican II label “sacrament of the sick”.

As he lay languidly on the government front bench listening to the debate on Brexit, Rees-Mogg symbolised all of the Etonian sense of superiority and entitlement that has permeated Boris Johnson’s style of government.

A cross between Lord Snooty...

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