Since David Cameron resigned as prime minister after the Brexit vote, Boris Johnson is one of the favourites to replace him. Some people say “Not Boris! He’s a liar!” And indeed he is a bullshitter of great renown. Here are some of his lies:
“As Mayor of London he promised to totally eradicate rough sleeping by 2012; it doubled under his leadership. His 2008 manifesto promised there would be manned ticket offices at every station; he closed all of London’s ticket offices. He aimed to reduce transport fares; they increased by 4.2 per cent.”
But why should this disqualify him? All politicians are liars (I think… name one high-ranking politician who has never lied and I will accuse you of fibbing…)
I can think of other reasons why he shouldn’t be prime minister. If he does turn out to be a serious contender, I might list some of these to you. But for now: stop flapping!