Boris good enough? We don’t care, say the Brits, we like him anyway
It is a question that has stumped not just enemies, but many Tories too: how does the UK PM get away with it?
There is a famous story that Katie Perrior, Boris Johnson’s former public relations chief, tells about his campaign to become a Conservative mayor of “Labour” London in 2008.
“Addressing a crowd in Romford, from the back of our Routemaster campaign bus,” she recounts, “Boris was interrupted by a topless man drinking a can of Stella.”
What message did this boozed-up heckler have for the Etonian one-time member of the Bullingdon Club? “Boris, you’re a c*** but I still loves ya!”..