Opinion – Luck Runs Out for a Leader of Brexit Campaign – The New York Times – John Gelmini

Boris Johnson graffiti

Boris Johnson graffiti (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We never were a meritocracy as Dr Alf knows all too well, too many people are appointed on the basis of being Oxbridge educated or “jolly good chaps” and just 7% of Times 1000 CEOs are women versus about 22% for the Fortune 500 in America.

The mendacious, the ineffective, the wilful and the stupid are in charge and lead gilded lives.

What happened with Boris is symptomatic of a broader and more pervasive malaise afflicting society generally in which the more lies you tell, the more mistakes you make, the better you do.

In his case I was taken in by his ability to schmooze and not upset the Chinese and others that David Cameron upset and I began to like what Michael Gove was doing when he was an education Minister.

Now I have come to change my view in line with Dr Alf’s but for different reasons.

John Gelmini

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