By Situation Theatre 7/9/2019
Whether he’s asked to “please leave my town”, heckled for not negotiating properly in Brussels, or rambling so much that even police officers stationed to lend him gravitas are falling from distress, the UK Prime Minister has spent the week underlining the age-old truth that rich white men truly are Übermenschen.
If ever there was a poster boy for meritocracy and the never fading glory of the British Empire, it’s Boris Johnson.
With the self-discipline of a six-year old let loose in a lolly shop, the soaring oratory of a drunk frat boy recovering from his fourth vom, and the strategic genius of a mad cow playing chess, he really epitomises the evolutionary peak of humanity.
Guardian columnist Owen Jones summed up Johnson’s record like this:
· Lost a by-election quicker than any PM for 111 years
· Lost 21 MPs (having purged them)
· Lost an MP to the Lib Dems
· Lost his majority
· Lost every Parliamentary vote
· Lost control of the House of Commons
· Lost his own brother as an MP and a Minister.
It’s all pretty reminiscent of that famous JFK quote:
“We’re gonna start winning again. We’re gonna win so much. We’re gonna win at every level. We’re gonna win economically. We’re gonna win with the economy. We’re gonna win with military. We’re gonna win with healthcare and for our veterans. We’re gonna win with every single facet. We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say please, please, it’s too much winning, we can’t take it anymore. Mr President, it’s too much, and I’ll say, no it isn’t, we have to keep winning, we have to win more, we’re gonna win more, we’re gonna win so much.”