We use cookies to provide some features and experiences in QOSHE

More information  .  Close
Aa Aa Aa
- A +

There could never be a female Boris

4 2 0

OPINION: I'm pretty jealous of Boris Johnson. Oh I don't like him, he reminds me too much of my thoroughly aristocratic and supremely irritating ex-boyfriend for that.

But that doesn't mean I'm not jealous.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not harbouring any secret desire to be the prime minister of the UK. It's rather for what he's managed to do ...

He's a charismatic, calculated clown who relies on gaffes, nostalgic Etonian charm and sheer personality to charm his way into the pants of everyone and everything that he wants, from partners to Parliament.

* The Detail: Johnson's Brexit test will define his leadership
* Johnson plays a clown, but he's really a power-hungry nihilist

He's been crowned king of the jungle that is UK politics by being a combination of brilliant, bumbling and just so ... Boris. It's allowed him to gloss over minor things like affairs, lying about the affairs, love children from the affairs, making up quotes as a journalist, casual racism, a largely ineffective eight years as mayor and splashing misleading statements like the UK pays the EU £35 million a week on buses in the run-up to Brexit.

And yet........

© Stuff