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Boris Johnson the pompous clown will divide Britain like never before

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We are living in uncertain, even dangerous, times.

Our country is deeply divided over Brexit, we face a looming crisis with Iran in the Gulf, millions are struggling economically, and the climate emergency is growing rapidly worse.

We need a leader of courage and integrity, who has a vision for our future, and who will tackle these problems in a way that unites us.

Instead, we have Boris Johnson.

Plenty of words have been written about Johnson’s unsuitability for high office, in fact for any office. Politicians will always face criticism from their opponents – it goes with the job. But what is deeply worrying about Boris Johnson is that the most trenchant and piercing criticism comes from his own side.

‘Contempt for rules … cowardice … and a weak character’, ‘a circus act’, and a politician who ‘misled the country’.

These are the judgements of those who’ve worked with Boris Johnson – one of them even comes from John Major, a former Conservative prime minister. Words have been matched with actions too: in the past few days, experienced Conservative ministers have been rushing for the exit to distance themselves from his premiership.

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