Boris Johnson showed remarkable strength in how he handled the Brexit option but has ultimately become a problem, one that leads to the question of whether Britain’s proud democracy is being threatened. This article by Dite Bagdonaite is published by Palatinate. Here is an excerpt:
Boris Johnson’s desire to be “world king” has been evident since his career began at The Daily Telegraph. His time spent stirring up Euroscepticism for the paper meant Johnson was ripe for his ensuing course towards demagoguery.
Ever the opportunist, Boris Johnson utilised his formidable intelligence — apparently displayed in his notorious ability to write in Latin and Greek concurrently — to paint himself the ‘everyman’. Since then, he has managed to amalgamate a cabinet of like- minded individuals; to capitalise on the nation’s democratic fatigue, to utilise its sleepiness to masquerade their power-hungry ambitions and erosion of civil liberties.
A precursory glance through the Prime Minister’s Wikipedia page identifies at least three distinct ‘controversies’ since 2021. The latest in the pantomime-worthy ‘partygate’ has been a flagrant exercise of the autocratic attempt to eliminate accountability; case in point, Simon Case was ousted as head of investigations because his own offices appear to have been a venue of festivities.
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