Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a famed liar, having been sacked from two jobs for lying, and having a chequered extramarital life. The political lies are monstrous, the worst of which have been the falsehoods around Brexit, his pet project.
Like Trump, Johnson thrives on slogans and catchphrases, a paint of coat on thin air, lacking substance or logic, but memorable nonetheless. He cares not for detail, just that you have a slogan drilled into your head. That’s what won him the election and the referrendum. Slogans.
He lives not in our world, the real world, but in a fantasy world, in which superficialities are more than enough to deal with any situation thown at him.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a classic case in point. He throws out the slogans ad nauseum but fails miserably when it comes to taking clear, definitive action.