How can we trust Boris?
BORIS Johnston has recently sent me a letter inviting me to vote for the Conservative candidate for the Hazel Grove Constituency. In his letter he refers, of course, to ‘getting Brexit done,’ an extra £33.9 billion for the NHS, 20,000 extra police officers, more funding for every school (in England), a growing economy creating jobs and paying for our public services. All this make-believe expenditure is only compensating for the drastic cuts by the Conservative government in recent years.
I have a problem with Boris Johnston: I can’t trust a word he says. He appeared on television recently stating that he didn’t want an election, yet as soon as he became Prime Minister he was on election manoeuvres providing photo opportunities, if little else. Having obtained parliament’s consent to the Brexit withdrawal agreement, he was in a position to follow up on a EU trade agreement. Obviously, his advisors, and the billionaire newpaper barons (Rothermere, Murdoch, and Barclay Brothers) preferred an election.
A perceptive journalist gave his assessment of the leader of the Conservative Party as playing a vaudevillian trick on British politics, manipulating debate from his lying incompetence, idleness, philandering self obsession and intellectual vacuity. And when a former Conservative MP states that he is a compulsive liar who has betrayed every single person he has ever had any dealings with, such a devastating critique demonstrates that this man is unfit to be Prime Minister.
While all other party leaders have been interviewed separately by Andrew Neil, he alone is avoiding the master questioner’s probing of the party’s incredible manifesto.
This election is supposed to be about Brexit, or as the right-wing media daily target Jeremy Corbyn and anti-semitism, but in reality it is about trust. The Johnstonesque character represents alienation from facts, reality, a bungler and deceiver, whose mentor is the current President of the USA.
In my 86th year I have never known a leader of the Conservative Party, once defined with affection as the “Church of England at Prayer”, having so tarnished and debased this historical party’s image. Tom Jackson, Stockport