Registered On: January 3, 2014
Read an interesting piece yesterday citing some of the many differences between Starmer and Johnson.
It described Johnson as a “story-teller”. A sort of court jester cum troubadour who can spin a yarn interspersed with a few comical faux-pas. It gets the public’s attention and even those who know it’s a fairy story are amused and entertained. And as with many things in this world folk find listening to lies easier than going out and searching for the truth.
Starmer deals in facts and figures. Important certainly, boring possibly, entertaining unlikely.
In the present day where the cult of celebrity would appear to override any attributes such as ability and honesty Boris is the preferred figurehead to nail to the prow of the ship. Even if it is sailing headlong into troubled waters.
My nearest and dearest also made a shrewd observation on our Prime Minister. If he was a she the situation would be very different. A middle aged woman who had had several children to different partners and who’s present live-in lover was 23 years younger. A woman with a dreadful hair-do and ill-fitting clothes who became embroiled in a scandal over her expensive tastes in interior decoration. One who regularly got people’s names wrong or failed to answer basic questions.
It would not be a case of loveable buffoon but stupid bloody woman. They’d not be tolerated the way Johnson is.
Does Labour need a “character” to win the ratings war? Well, one could argue they have had them in the past, but seemingly left wing characters are sinister and dangerous whilst those on the right are loveable, flag waving eccentrics.
Bread and circuses or fiddling whilst Rome burns?