That's a very balanced, even charitable view. I daresay things look calmer from the other side of the pond.
@EnglishEuropean Well, your point is well taken. I follow British politics, but unlike in the Thatcher years - for whatever combination of reasons - the coverage of politics in Westminster is not what it used to be.Suffice to say, I freely confess that there is an impressionistic element to my analysis. Further, of course, I am aware of the recent scandal involving the Prime Minister related to parties that may or may not have violated British COVID rules.That all said, at least from this side of the Pond, Mr. Johnson has been nowhere near the dominating figure that Lady Thatcher was back in the day. Indeed, if the COVID scandal gets more serious, Johnson may not get the chance to serve as long as Lady Thatcher did. That extended tenure being testimony to Thatcher's dominance of British politics in a way that Johnson has, till now, failed to meet.
I agree. Mrs. Thatcher was unpopular with liberals because of her draconian monetarist policies but at least you always knew what her policies were. Beyond the commitment to "get Brexit done" (undermined by continued attempts to renegotiate the Northern Ireland Protocol and failure to institute required customs procedures) the Johnson government's only policy has been fecklessness and drift.
@EnglishEuropean Yes, that was my point. Lady Thatcher painted in bright primary colors. Johnson in pastels, so to speak. My only other point being that given that how colorful he had been before becoming Prime Minister, it is rather striking how unremarkable he has been as Prime Minister. In that sense he was not as advertised.
@Jessica405I quite simply couldn't agree with you more.
@EmmaMary Thanks! You and fam ok now? I am in round 2 of covid. 🤣🤣🤣
As someone who voted for him last election, cannot agree with you more…Won’t vote for him another time and he’s got to go
@yucel_eden Very true!
Scroll Down to Read Other Opinions
For the record, he used to be somewhat popular but his popularity sunk incredibly low in the last few weeks due to a few scandals related to creating very frequent parties while the countries was in lockdown.
What’s being ottoman got to do with anything?
it has nothing to do with it. I heard that his greatgrandfather was ottoman.
You do realize that it is intentional right?