I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
Disraeli’s impudence and audacity, demonstrated in this collection of his sayings, cast light on the present Prime Minister’s conduct.
One drinker stood up for Labour and called the Prime Minister a liar. But during several hours of talk, nobody sprang to Corbyn’s defence.
He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
Johnson’s first biographer confesses to feelings of bemusement, even incredulity, at the recent turn of events.
He says he’s best placed to deliver Brexit, slash corporation tax and beat Corbyn. And adds “I am not going to criticise Boris for going to a posher public school than me.”
“In my personal opinion, Olly Robbins should go to the Tower, in which case he should arrive by river.”
Andrew Roberts manages to bring the great man before us in all his variousness in just under a thousand pages.
The veteran LGBT campaigner says the former Prime Minister’s aides “were terrified I might try and kiss him, or superglue myself to the Cabinet table”.
It’s time for us to acknowledge that it is a response to our own failures – and to listen to voters who are opting for it.
It feeds the homeless, does inter-faith work and welcomes dignitaries – including Malia Bouattia; a Vice-Chair of Stop the War, and Jeremy Corbyn, the local MP.