Boris Johnson, the thuggish, oafish, racist new UK Prime Minister, looks and sounds like Donald Trump wearing a wig and faking a British accent. If Trump has been having a bad week, then his pal Boris has been having a particularly bad week. He’s already lost his majority in Parliament and lost his attempt at holding new elections. Now his troubles have hit close to home.
Jo Johnson, the brother of Boris Johnson, tweeted this announcement this morning: “It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs. In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest – it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister.”
That’s right, Boris Johnson’s own brother is resigning from Parliament, essentially in protest of Boris Johnson. Jo apparently doesn’t want to stick around and be one of the people trying to stop Boris from going through with Brexit, so Jo is simply resigning instead. Ouch. That hits close to home.
This comes one day after Winston Churchill’s grandson Nicholas Soames voted against Boris Johnson, prompting Johnson to fire him from the party. The question at this point is how much longer Boris can survive. He’s only been Prime Minister for a little longer than five minutes, and the wheels are already coming off.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report