your worthless government be the one you always voted in-now you don't wannt it\
councilgov a bunch of donothing robbers be why you voted for'm
Duh indeed. Now I agree with you on that point. Why the hell did we (as a nation that is) vote in a rogues gallery of liars criminals, dissemblers, profiteering chancers and sociopathic anarchists?
Unfortunately, the whole thing in the end came down to the cult of personality (and I took great care in spelling 'cult' ). Johnson has spent many years building up his persona of loveable scallywag. Appearing on comedy TV shows, self-abasing himself in social situations to give us all a laugh, sucking up to the lowest common denominator by being the "sort of bloke you'd want for a mate."
The scruffy head of hair is a part of this persona. It's his clown face. To many Britons, looking like he's been dragged through a hedge backwards is his way of showing a fine disregard for convention. A lot of people will vote for that kind of maverick.
At the same time as he was developing this persona, he worked (for more than ten years) as the Brussels columnist for a newspaper and every week wrote articles that "exposed" the EU chipping away at British sovereignty... dictating to the country.... making up oppressive rules that changed our way of life....
All of these columns were lies. None of the things he wrote had anything more than the merest grain of truth in them. For example: The EU never told Britain we couldn't have bendy cucumbers. What they did was send out an advisory notice to Dutch cucumber growers stating that it was easier to package straight cucumbers. And it is. Take a rectangular box and see how much easier and efficient it is to pack straight cucumbers in it rather than bendy ones.
But Johnson turned this into a matter of national outrage. "We can't let Brussels dictate to us the shape of the Great British cucumber" he thundered from his pulpit.
Brussels officials laughed at him. Surely the British people are too intelligent to take this clown seriously, they chuckled.
They were wrong. They reckoned without the power that a flag-waving Little Englander has in the psyche of many people here. He built up his reputation as a "crusader". He was "championing British values and traditions."
And so we are where we are.
I didn't vote for him. I'm a card carrying member of the only political party in UK that has any credibility for honesty and integrity. The Green Party.
Yep... I'm a Green. My party of choice has no chance whatsoever of getting into government, and I'm often told it's a wasted vote but hell.... it's my vote to waste. And I feel better about myself for having nothing to do with the wretched charlatans who are running this country today.
I have a tee shirt that will say all that needs to be said when things go horribly wrong: "Don't blame me. I voted remain."