Tuesday July 14, 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...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Many of us have achieved a new life balance that might just be the real ‘new normal’

Sharyn McAndrew | 1 month ago

Property firms such as QRE are dealing with the coronavirus lockdown by trying to maintain some normality in their day-to-day business

Conor Whelan | 2 months ago

Hardline opposition to EU solidarity in funding the cost of Covid-19 is driven by German allergy to ‘imprudent’ spending, and by Dutch politicians fearing the transfer of funds to southern countries would provoke a far-right backlash

Barry J Whyte | 3 months ago