Boris passes the Bri­tish ba­ton

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - COMMENT -

Sir, – For­eign sec­re­taries such as Lord Car­ring­ton, An­thony Eden and Vis­count Hal­i­fax rep­re­sented the Bri­ton once en­coun­tered by Europeans: re­fined, el­e­gant with im­pec­ca­ble man­ners en route to the slopes of St Moritz or the clas­si­cal sites of Greece and Rome.

The un­la­mented buf­foon Boris John­son did the same for their suc­ces­sors: the vile stag par­ties, thug­gish foot­ball sup­port­ers and hordes of obese, tat­tooed holidaymakers ly­ing in a drunken stu­por on the sands of Mediter­ranean like a vast school of beached whales.

Dr John Cameron. 10 Howard Place, St An­drews.

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