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Her speech was cloyingly insincere and entirely lacking in imagination, the disco queen stunt hilariously uncool, and the crowd reaction bizarrely enthusiastic.
Boris never disappoints if taking a wrecking ball to the shreds of the Tory party is your idea of a DaDa art form.
He has one important Machiavellian skill, (the shiv between the shoulderblades), but the other of causing fear if respect and love are unattainable is beyond Boris' thespian capacities, considerable though they are.
Boris is entirely un-scary.
Buffoonery will only get you so far.
What did chill my blood though was the bulldog roar that greeted Boris' cluelessly transparent, disingenuous affirmation of the worst little-Englandist rump of the ship of fools that is the Tory party.  
There was a psychotic edge in this full-throated baying at the Brexit moon, an emotion so passionately, tenaciously, self-destructively stupid as to re-beggar belief!
This is what they meant in the saying: 'Those whom the gods destroy, they first make mad'.
Watching the political high jinks across the pond incites identical reactions.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:06:46 AM EST

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