Editorial: Johnson’s brand of bumbling bull is losing the Tories their old heartlands

The catastrophic by-election result in North Shropshire suggests that the British prime minister’s days in office may well be numbered

19th December, 2021
Editorial: Johnson’s brand of bumbling bull is losing the Tories their old heartlands
Boris Johnson: the increasingly beleaguered British prime minister last week presided over a disastrous by-election loss in North Shropshire. Picture: Getty

The scales are falling from the eyes of British voters. After two and a half years of the most chaotic government Britain has experienced, they are beginning to see through Boris Johnson, and they do not like what they find. Johnson, it turns out, is not the latter-day Churchill who would deliver an oven-ready Brexit or heal the UK’s divisions or overcome a pandemic, but a person manifestly unfit to be prime minister. Who knew?...

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