Respect Where It's Due
Some little time ago, Britain was ruled by an over-entitled serial word-breaker whose reign ended in disaster for the country and the personal loss of a head which King Charles I should have used a little better. It remains to be seen whether the career of Boris Johnson will be so violently curtailed; but a couple of flunkeys are clearly becoming worried that the Foreign Secretary is being treated more in accordance with his record than with his patronage. Jake Berry is a former PPS to the well-known bully and liar Grant Shapps, and Paul Goodman is a former PPS to the floundering prima donna and David Davis publicist David Davis; so they both should know better than to imagine that the Imperial Haystack is worthy of his office simply because he happens to occupy it. Nevertheless, both have raised objections over fellow Conservatives making bad jokes about the Foreign Secretary just because he happens to be a bad joke himself. Evidently, neither the lessons of history nor recent events in the USA have sufficed to purge the Stupid Party of the idea that high office dignifies the holder, rather than obliging holders to dignify themselves.