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Johnson has the potential to be much worse, in my opinion
no interest in defending the 3 you mention, they all did varying degrees of damage to their country and its citizens in varying ways. I don't think any of them had a charge sheet quite like his before taking power though.
Neither did any of them behave anywhere near as embarrassingly home and away with a continual stream of offensive, bigoted and racist comments.
This manchild has no gravitas whatsoever. He's full of bluff, bluster and bullshit. He flip-flops on important issues all the time depending on which way he senses the wind is blowing. Now he's apparently prepared to take the deeply irresponsible step of forcing through a no-deal Brexit so that he can out-Farage Farage, with the sole aim of winning the acclaim as the Tory Party's saviour.
I don't believe he has a moral compass and as I say below, he doesn't simply lie to get out of awkward situations, he seems to enjoy it for its own sake. Seems indicative of some kind of antisocial personality disorder, as is his naked lust for power, the promiscuity, the manipulation, the constant need for admiration and attention.
The way he seems keen to rub shoulders with reptiles like Steve Bannon is another red flag.
I just don't see that he has any redeeming features whatsoever. Totally unfit for any kind of public office. That's no barrier these days though, it would seem. Maybe even an advantage.
fwiw i'm not a fan of Boris, i'm just intrigued at to whether people think he's even more self-serving, unscrupulous, and opportunistic than David Cameron, Tony Blair, or Margaret Thatcher, or he's not as bad as them but we should be holding elected officials to higher standards now than we did previously?
or by "new low" do you just mean another low, as opposed to an even deeper one?
lambasting Johnson for his dishonesty, his hypocrisy and his demagoguery. I don't think he's a great fan, somehow.
It will be a new low for this country if, as seems likely, this self-serving, unscrupluous, opportunistic liar becomes PM.
...coined the word 'Gammon'.
The time had been, when this burst of enthusiasm would have been cheered to the very echo; but now, the deputation received it with chilling coldness. The general impression seemed to be, that as an explanation of Mr. Gregsbury’s political conduct, it did not enter quite enough into detail; and one gentleman in the rear did not scruple to remark aloud, that, for his purpose, it savoured rather too much of a 'gammon' tendency.
The meaning of that term—gammon,' said Mr. Gregsbury, 'is unknown to me. If it means that I grow a little too fervid, or perhaps even hyperbolical, in extolling my native land, I admit the full justice of the remark. I am proud of this free and happy country. My form dilates, my eye glistens, my breast heaves, my heart swells, my bosom burns, when I call to mind her greatness and her glory.
Nicholas Nickleby, 1838