A ‘pyramid of piffle’ about Boris Johnson – Scotsman comment

As Boris Johnson joins LinkedIn, will he set his status to “open to offers”?

Has Boris Johnson's enthusiasm for his job begun to wane? (Picture: Steve Parsons/WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Has Boris Johnson's enthusiasm for his job begun to wane? (Picture: Steve Parsons/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

If Boris Johnson wanted to dampen down suggestions he’s looking for another job, joining LinkedIn was maybe not the best decision.

Perhaps he’s looking for a country slightly less tricky to run than the UK, with issues less fraught than Covid, Brexit and the prospect of further economic turmoil.

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Might he be secretly hoping the good people of one of the few countries with no coronavirus cases – such as Samoa, Tonga or Tuvalu – will find an entertaining former comedy-quiz-show host with experience running one of the world’s biggest economies an intriguing prospect as their prime minister?

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It’s probably important to note that Johnson has said he joined LinkedIn to “connect more directly” with UK businesses and dismissed the claim he wanted to stand down next year – by Dominic Cummings’ father-in-law, of all people – as “absolute nonsense”.

But the suspicion remains he’s not quite finding being PM as fun as he hoped it would be.

Surely a Johnson at the top of his game would have dismissed the rumours as “complete balderdash, an inverted pyramid of piffle” or some such?

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