Wednesday October 21, 2020

British media lead a belated backlash against their flawed PM

Bizarre as it may seem, given the large Conservative majority in the Commons – Boris Johnson’s political future is beginning to look uncertain

27th September, 2020
BorisJohnson: the political survival of Britain’s beleaguered prime minister is not guaranteed Picture: AP

It’s almost amusing to see how many of those in the British media who promoted Boris Johnson as a serious politician are now turning against him.

Last weekend, the Spectator magazine – which Johnson used to edit – bemoaned BoJo’s loss of mojo. That was significant, even if the publication’s circulation is limited.

The Times weighed in with stories that Johnson was struggling with his reduced financial circumstances; that...

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