How do we measure pomposity?


BorisIt is not difficult to find tweets or other statements that display how many of the so called leaders of our nation lack credibility if one was trying to call them statesmen or stateswomen. The previously posted offensive tweets that came out from Toby Young who two weeks ago was appointed to a very important position by the Government and defended even after they came to light by the likes of Jo Johnson and Michael Gove is one set of examples (albeit they have now been deleted). Outside of the UK of course Donald Trump is the world leader for proving he is not capable of being  statesman. However not far behind comes this arrogant buffoon who is one of our most senior Cabinet Ministers, who like his brother Jo defended Toby Young, partly because Boris and Toby are good friends and fellow journalists in the same magazine. In the last day Boris posted these two tweets within a few hours of each other. Despite this he is not a stupid man, yet to make the first tweet and then follow it up by accusing Sadiq Khan of being pompous is deeply disturbing. I appreciate that Boris won’t read my blog, and in any case despite his appalling tweets he does know what pomposity is, however just to ensure we are all on the same page, it is defined as:

The quality of being pompous; self-importance.

Perhaps someone can point this out to Boris as he reclines in his ivory tower at the Foreign Office. A long way from the Oceans he claims to be protecting. A good place for him to start would be the extensive use of plastic straws by companies such as McDonalds as pointed out by Kay Wagland on twitter. Perhaps we will soon see Boris and Ronald meeting together. Two clowns for the price of one Big Mac!

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About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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