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I think a few years ago, people said that about Boris becoming major...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 04:47:26 PM EST
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Maybe, but Boris was the beneficiary of extremely biased newspaper coverage from the Evening Standard, the London local paper which went totally Fox in its coverage.

That cannot be replicated for the Tory party leadership as there are too many factions of the right represented in the British media.

Boris is too much of a loose cannon, very ambitious and capable of great efforts, but is basically lazy and seems incapable of mastering a complex brief, preferring bluster and charm. These are traits which disqualify him from being PM in today's 24/7 news cycle.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 05:09:43 PM EST
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