Nero fiddled while his home burned; Johnson daubed

Boris Johnson on his holibobs: he’s an artist, and while we all think his medium begins with ‘P’, we didn’t think it was paint.

Here’s a good question:

At the time of writing, to This Writer’s knowledge, he wasn’t.

If you’re wondering what we’re on about, what with the great Spanish artist having died in 1973, then perhaps the following few tweets will help:

Yes. While on an expensive holiday abroad (funded by someone else – possibly Zac Goldsmith?) the prime minister has taken up painting.

Meanwhile, the UK is going to Hell in a handbasket, and Johnson’s absence has come under criticism:

Meanwhile, the UK is lurching from one crisis to another:

The Mirror lists the energy crisis that cold lead to power cuts; gas price increases that are putting factories on the verge of shutdown; the poverty faced by millions after the £20 cut in Universal Credit; empty supermarket shelves and the threat of permanently higher food prices; and the HGV driver shortage.

To that, we could add the escalating Covid-19 crisis that both the government and the mainstream media are ignoring; the NHS logjam that now starts at our GP practices and Sajid Javid’s lame attempt to divert the blame; the failure of Brexit and in particular the collapse of the Northern Ireland protocol due to Johnson’s lies; Priti Patel’s psychotic determination to cause the deaths of refugees, epitomised by her attempt to ensure her officials don’t take the blame; and the general racism of Tory MPs.

The response from Downing Street? Johnson is “continuing to lead” while still being on holiday in Marbella.

Never mind that, Diane – This Writer hasn’t seen or heard a peep out of him since he left, more or less a week ago.

I’m not convinced that Downing Street was telling the whole truth.

And it doesn’t change the simple fact:

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