- Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:55 pm
If Johnson has a precipitous downfall, it's more likely to be something trivial that bursts the dam.
Fleet street's (and the BBC's finest) will paper over the cracks in a slowly sinking economy.
They'll continue with business as usual, ignoring anything related to underclass problems (Homessness, poverty, hunger) while spamming their pages full of "Toff stranded at exotic airport" bullshit.
However the pressure will increase, folks of the newly blue north are unlikely to get the miracle they believe they deserve, and nice people's children and grandchildren will suffer under-employment and deposit hoarding slumlords.
Johnson's Achilles heel will always be his loose lips.
He has a gang of apologists who will explain that Picaniny is classical Swahili that he learned at Oxford. (Bones fact of the day: It's derived form Portuguese).
It's all a good old collegiate dorm laugh.
Sometimes it isn't a laugh though, and this era's fascination with breaking news leaves him open to dropping a "funny" in a situation that soon becomes:
Disaster - Hundreds killed - Briton loses eye.
And suddenly it's no longer funny.
He's sailing pretty close to the wind with the Zaghari-Ratcliffe affair.
There are likely to be others.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle