Boris Johnson fancies himself the hard man of British politics; he’s more like the Captain Mainwaring

Boris Johnson fancies himself the hard man of British politics; he’s more like the Captain Mainwaring

Johnson's leaked speech from the Conservative Way Forward function told us what we probably suspected all along

In the age of mobile phones which can so quickly be turned into covert recorders, the very idea of the Chatham House rule (the convention that a speaker at an event may not be quoted for what is intended to be off-the-record discourse) is somewhat suspect at best, and extremely dangerous at worst. As Boris Johnson found out all for himself last week, when he spoke at the Conservative Way Forward function.

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