Jesus, Mary and Joseph, God Help Us. It has just been announced that Boris Johnson is our new Prime Minister. It's like the UK watched the catastrophe of making a narcissistic idiot who got lucky, the Commander in Chief, and said 'hold my beer'.
Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister because the Conservative party quite literally, have no one else. They have no-one dynamic, no-one the public can get behind, not even a politician who represents old, traditional, tory values. He doesn't even have the headmistress, I'm in charge qualities of Maggie Thatcher or Theresa May. Should he flex a giant whip, his colleagues will be rolling on the floor laughing. Boris is the prankster, the Bullingdon Boy, who shamelessly burns a £50 note in front of a homeless person.
Like Trump he doesn't read. All his prehistoric views and opinions were established in his privileged childhood. He cannot comprehend anything outside of his elite world. Right now he is probably rubbing his greedy little hands together and arranging State visits for Mohamed Bone Saw and Vladimir (I can dispose of your enemies) Putin.
On the plus side, putting Coco the Clown in charge of the Brexit negotiations could bring about a much needed General Election. I believe Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister could introduce to a new generation, the same upsurge in the nation's morale as that brought by Harold Wilson in the swinging sixties. Imagine a government that invests in science, technology, exploration, infrastructure, the arts, and most importantly of all, it's people?
It is astonishing that almost every generation, for at least the last 200 years, have voted their oppressors into government. They go along with the myth that rich (ergo successful) people know what is best for them. They overlook that rich (successful) people are rich and successful because they exploit people like them. It is easier to sell the idea that each and every one of us can be rich inconsiderate arseholes too than the idea that we can treat each other with kindness and respect.
We are a nation in turmoil. All of us, even the deranged nationalists and brexiters, know, deep down, that it's time to let the adults take over. Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, have literally had years in which to prepare for this eventuality. They are amiable (vitally important) experienced, and wizened statesmen. On their team they have Keir Starmer, not always my favourite politician, but one of the few people able to understand the mathematics and logics of the nitty gritty issues that will directly affect workers in the UK.
Today will go down as a sad and shameful day for the UK. Who knows what the outcome will be on history. Like the USA, we have as leader of our nation, a man with no principles, no morals and no intention of doing anything for anyone other than himself. The UK, in the 21st century has as PM, another old Etonian, who takes glee in exploiting those working classes who are daft enough to believe he will in any way attempt to make their lives better.
Boris may wear baggy trousers and clown feet, but there is no friendly clown about him. He is the grotesque head that tries to lure children down drains, the laughing face of a tory party that impoverished the British people to the extent that food banks are a necessity, where people sleep and die outside the Houses of Parliament. Don't be fooled by his faux friendly exterior. This is a thug, he may pass himself off as a cute, accident prone toddler, but he is a dangerous idiot. Like Trump he will follow his own instincts, despite what he is told by his own advisors, the educated and the well informed and an alarmed, ready to march, public. We are about as close to Armageddon as we are ever likely to be.