Is Boris Johnson really the ‘best liar to serve in public life’? We all know he’s doing it!

Duper’s delight: This is the smile Boris Johnson wears when he is lying – as This Site has pointed out many times in the past. We all know he lies habitually, so he is NOT a successful liar. The problem is, as Rory Stewart says, that the public has humoured him to a point where he is able to do whatever he wants with impunity – and we are all suffering because of it.

Remember “live-action Gollum” Rory Stewart, who impressed us all by his performance of disgust and despair with his fellow candidates for the Tory leadership last year?

Well, he has turned up again, telling us that Boris Johnson is the “most accomplished liar in public life” and perhaps “the best liar ever to serve as prime minister” in an article in the Times Literary Supplement.

He has mastered the use of error, omission, exaggeration, diminution, equivocation and flat denial. He has perfected casuistry, circumlocution, false equivalence and false analogy.

He is equally adept at the ironic jest, the fib and the grand lie; the weasel word and the half-truth; the hyperbolic lie, the obvious lie, and the bullshit lie – which may inadvertently be true.

Because he has been so famous for this skill for so long, he can use his reputation to ascend to new levels of playful paradox.

This Writer begs to disagree. If Johnson is a famous liar, then it follows that his lies have been found out. There is no point in lying if you are going to be unsuccessful in keeping those lies hidden.

Sure, Johnson gets away with his lies because he’s the prime minister now, and he can say and do whatever he likes without any fear of consequences. As This Site has mentioned before, he is above the law.

But that isn’t being a successful liar. In fact, he is an extremely poor liar because we all know he’s lying.

And one day his lies will catch him up and he will face a reckoning.

… but not for a while yet – according to Stewart – because the general public is letting this liar get away with his falsehoods, and letting him ruin the UK in the process.

According to The New European,

He says the public is “fully aware” of Johnson’s tendency to lie and voted for him because of a general distrust in politicians to tell the truth and that his bumbling nature “flatters us by allowing us to feel we always know more than him”.

Stewart concludes: “Unless we begin to repair our political institutions and nurture a society that places more emphasis on personal and political virtue, we will have more to fear than Boris Johnson”.

In a way, this is heartening as it suggests that Johnson is living on borrowed time.

Sooner or later, the public will tire of Johnson. He’ll lie about a policy that harms too close to home and they’ll turn on him and rip him to shreds, as has happened to so many other Con leaders before him.

But we have already given him all the power he wants. Who knows what apocalypse he will visit upon us before he meets his own private Waterloo?

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4 thoughts on “Is Boris Johnson really the ‘best liar to serve in public life’? We all know he’s doing it!

  1. Kevin Fitzmaurice-Brown

    Long before he became PM I have bee saying the man is NPD, a sociopath I even explain what these people are. Liars, manipulators, gaslighters, cruel, callous and without empathy. But its the covert sociopaths the bankers, the corrupt money laundering sick crooks who keep him in power and get the attention he craves. Its about bloody time someone woke up to reality We have an ASPD running the country. Actually he is not running anything he is a puppet for complete corruption. And that is why he was shoehorned into that job. Just like his mate Trump.
    Anti SocialPersonality Disorder ! He should be sweeping the streets, except he is too lazy for that.

  2. Jeffrey Davies

    It’s like a mirror yanks have two Billy liars that are crooks look to UK we to have two Billy liars Boris and stammer the spammer are adept of pulling the wool over your eyes by their blatant lies

  3. Florence

    I nailed that smirk as his “tell” years ago. It has proved almost impossible educating friends! It seems some of us can see it, but others not, rather like being able to smell the scent of fresia flowers. But he is not a great liar because he is palpably wrong, but he is a showman with many faces.

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