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As Boris Johnson walked up to the podium at 10 Downing Street to make his first address as prime minister, they should have played Leonard Cohen's Everybody Knows as his fanfare: "Everybody knows that the boat is leaking / Everybody knows that the captain lied." For the one thing that can be said in Johnson's defence is that he is not a conman. Yes, of course, he speaks fluent falsehood as his native language. But he deceives no one. Everybody knows.



Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Thu Jul 25th, 2019 at 01:45:01 PM EST

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