Just finished watching the Brussels Broadcasting Corporation tory leadership debate which, I have to say went pretty much as I expected.
Faced with the usual leftie political bias one has come to expect from Auntie, poor old Boris was pretty much sidelined by adjudicator Emily Maitless other than when he was asked about muslim letterboxes, journalists imprisoned in Iran or tax cuts for the rich, all famously misquoted, misrepresented and on the whole totally irrelevant to the question being asked.
Wisely, Boris kept quiet whilst the others engaged in squabbling and brawling amongst themselves. All credit to him, even more so since every time he tried to make a positive point, Maitless talked over him and cut him off.
It was also unsurprising that the man who got the most airtime and was allowed to rant away to his hearts content was the guy on the end of the row who bore a surprising resemblance to Woody out of Toy Story. “Vote for me. Altogether now – You’ve got a friend in me!!”
A most inedifying spectacle which did nothing to inspire confidence in our politicians or the media.
Rory Stewart, Prime Minister. More of the same. Son of May, but more of an arsehole than a mouthpiece.
God help us…