Post by James Christophers Post by Tony
Boris - not my favourite politician but I applaud his honesty on this occasion.
More leaders need to stand up and be counted.
The saying will always hold true that the qualities and character of a man are
measured not by what he says but by what he does and how he does it. A similar
measure applies to Trump and Johnson with respect to the governance of their
own countries, where one judges the true worth of such leaders not by their
performance during the good times but during those times when the nations they
govern are under duress - as now.
Again, as that timeless aphorism goes, "You (also) judge a man by the company
he keeps". This goes for Johnson as much as it does for any other political
leader. In the case of Trump, even a plausible fake like Johnson - a Trumpish
liar, cheat, fraudster and well-documented organiser and inciter of public
disorder, damage and disgrace - accepts, albeit reluctantly, that the time is
long overdue that "the pig got up and slowly walked away".
That said, is his judgement of anything or anyone to be trusted? Is he even faintly credible?
So, to take a so-to-speak obverse view of the above: how readily would you now
give credence to, and bask in, the reflected glory and personal integrity,
inherent competence and, above all, the moral authority of today's British
prime minster who is not only a known barefaced liar, cheat and defrauder of
the British Constitution, but one also boasting a police record of actively
organising and participating in gross public disorder and destruction of
property, were he today to stand at the Commons dispatch box and publicly
proclaim you as worthy of universal commendation for honesty, probity and good
I don't care if he is credible, I do not admire him in the slightest.
I believe that at the time he made the remark it was on point and timely.