I can’t see Boris Johnson lasting beyond 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire - Credit: PA

One reader thinks Boris Johnson will resign after claiming he has achieved his goal of getting Brexit 'done'.

Am I the only person who thinks the career psychopath and his mop-haired poodle will have resigned by the end of the year, claiming how they courageously managed to 'get Brexit done'? Job done: Maximum destruction and disruption, endless jobs for the boys, why face the consequences? The MHP is out of his depth and clearly bored with the job already, the career psychopath will look to fresh woods. And if anyone thinks Gove or Hunt will be an improvement – well, I can only admire their optimism.

S.M. McBride


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Don Adamson


John Kampfner was right to praise Sir Keir Starmer, but I am surprised the former is puzzled as to why Boris Johnson's free-wheeling spirit goes down well with voters ('The responsible revolutionary', TNE) #200).

Kampfner is perhaps too polite to say that many voters are a little naïve; easily swayed by a 'rule-breaker' and will not go for someone who in their eyes is boring but has more integrity.

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However, Johnson's luck is running out. People, who have lost loved ones before their time, will not forget and will recall Johnson's culpability come 2024.

David Rimmer

Hertford Heath

Re Michael White's 'Smash Bros' column, one definition of one of Boris Johnson's favourite phrases of late has resonance.

Lexico, an online Oxford Dictionary collaboration, defines 'whack-a-mole' as 'used with reference to a situation in which attempts to solve a problem are piecemeal or superficial, resulting only in temporary or minor improvements'.

James Windle


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