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Boris Johnson’s chaotic private life parallels his public pronouncements

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They sit in a field, no drinks on the table, loved up as never before – or so we are to believe. We are expected to call them Boris and Carrie, as though they are people we might know or even like. How much can we be played? All that plays in my head is Grace Jones snarling Chrissie Hynde’s superb lines: “Your sentimental gestures only bore me to death / You’ve made a desperate appeal now save your breath / Attachment to obligation through guilt and regret / Shit that’s so wet. Your private life drama, baby leave me out.”

When it comes to our politicians, what should be public and what off-limits? This time the snoopers seem to have been invited in. The last lot of snoopers, who alerted the police to a late-night row, were obviously part of the provisional wing of the Camberwell bourgeoisie. Are people who worry about their neighbours dangerous – even if it turns out their fears are unfounded? Who would intervene if they suspected a potential “domestic”? Well me, for one.

Johnson has lived his life the way he has wanted to and if it was in open and consensual relationships, that’s cool. But not much........

© The Guardian