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I think it's a good piece. For some, especially on the left and far right, politics is a morality play, and the good guy wins. But most people are losers and have no chance of winning if they play by the rules. So they admire someone with the chutzpah to try and wing it breaking all the rules. It's what they would do if they had the chance. For them, politics is also an entertainment not to be taken too seriously. Someone who can be entertaining is to be preferred to the wonk (aka Gove) who may be hard working and mostly right, but is also as boring as hell and no fun to be with. Many people can imagine enjoying a pint with Boris. Starmer or Gove? Not so much.

Of course there will be a price to pay for electing the entertainer. But most people don't make the connection between food banks and Boris' antics. When the UK economy implodes it will always be somebody else's fault. The remoaners, probably, or a vindictive EU. Those Scottish backstabbers or the terrible Irish. Most people don't take full responsibility for their actions. Boris represents them perfectly. Unless its you queueing up at the food bank.

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