Kudos to Boris Johnson on becoming the next Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party. I only hope that he can bring about the energy that our country so desperately needs at the moment. I still have very fond memories of the summer of 2012 and the wave of optimism that swept the country during the Olympics. I know this wasn’t entirely Mr Johnson’s doing, but he did play a part (along with his team).
I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt to the warm weather, but the torrent of vitriol that has followed the announcement on the Guardian app is somewhat disappointing, if not unexpected. Even among my co-workers I heard very few exclamations of delight, and a whole lot of groaning. It’s all too easy to criticise, but I didn’t see any of them up there at the hustings or stepping in line behind Tom Watson to oust Jeremy Corbyn.
I’m no huge fan of Boris, but I do think we should at least give the guy a chance. I would like to see him prove his critics wrong, if only because if he does, I think the country will be a much better place. And if he fails, then quite frankly we’ll be just where we are now, wallowing in pity and clueless about how to resolve Brexit.
I’d much rather be in Boris’ shiny, happy, energised dreamland, and I don’t think it would take much to get there, just some good, solid leadership. Let’s hope he’s up to the task.