Boris Johnson - the people’s politician
Cranmer has no idea what Mr Johnson’s policies are, but he (almost) invariably speaks and writes manifest common sense. And he has a rare gift for a politician – he is lovable. No matter what his faults and failings – and these have been broadcast far and wide - there is something profoundly warming about his personality. In an era where the medium is the message, Mr Johnson is a very portly medium indeed, through which the message of Conservatism may be amply expounded.
And everyone has heard of Boris. Like Diana, he has the aura of first-name familiarity about him; not such a one that may breed contempt, but one that endears people to him; one that makes people feel that they somehow know him. There is something cultic about him; to use the vernacular, he has mojo, he creates his own mystery which inevitably yields a loyal following. In that sense, Boris is the people’s politician, and God knows that modern politics desperately needs politicians with whom the electorate wants to engage; politicians who can lead and create disciples.
London is tired of Ken Livingstone’s manipulation, evasion, cunning and deceit. The antidote is a straightforward dose of honesty and commonsense. As far as Cranmer is concerned, no-one but Boris can rid us of the anti-Semitic appeaser of Islamism and promoter of all that is corrupt and rotten. Ken Livingstone has to go, and Boris is without doubt the man to excise from London that odious specimen of humanity.