Boris Johnson’s Consequence-Free Life

Why the UK Prime Minister is right to display utter contempt for voters

Allan Milne Lees
5 min readJan 27, 2022
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For anyone vaguely curious about what happens to a country after it commits an irreparable act of national suicide, the present antics occupying the post-Brexit British press are instructive. To summarize: while the UK government (and the ever-obedient media) was telling everyone that only by remaining in isolation at home would they save the nation from millions of deaths from covid-19, the Prime Minister himself was enjoying an uninterrupted string of drinks-and-alcohol-laden parties with a great many friends and colleagues. The precise number of parties has still to be determined, but those incidents already exposed number more than half-a-dozen. They occurred while ordinary people self-isolated, missing family and friends, and often separated from loved ones dying in hospital or otherwise coming to the end of their lives, thanks to government policies rigorously enforced by the police and other authorities.

Johnson thus demonstrated once again, as he has continuously done throughout his bloated life, that he regards rules — even those he’s been instrumental in creating himself — as for “the little people” only. Rules, in Borisworld, never apply to him.

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Allan Milne Lees

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