Johnson's near inevitable election confirms Britain's devolution into a pantomime state

Johnson's near inevitable election confirms Britain's devolution into a pantomime state

Britain’s political degradation, with its two different but terrible candidates, has occurred because of cynical self-interest on both sides

If, like me, you regard the emergence of Boris Johnson as odds-on successor to Theresa May with a certain feeling of numbness, it may be time to examine the path that has led Britain to this nadir in its fortunes.

Let’s not mince words. Britain is degrading into a pantomime state. Boris is a vacuous, amoral chancer whose appeal is based on his image as a toff-ish, loutish buffoon.

His likely opponent in the...

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