Friday, 10 September 2021

Enhancing his reputation


Some unkind souls reading this story yesterday (“Boris Johnson stakes reputation on £12bn fix for health and social care”) might have been asking themselves what reputation the PM has left to stake on the outcome of anything. That is, though, to take a very narrow view of the meaning of the word ‘reputation’. If we consider the PM’s reputation to be one of bluster, mendacity, indecision and incompetence, there can surely be little doubt that it will emerge as unscathed from what he misleading chooses to call his social care plan as it has from everything else he’s touched in life. Indeed, it will probably even be enhanced.

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