Britain’s new top diplomat Boris Johnson came under sharp fire from his European counterparts Thursday, with France’s foreign minister declaring that the British “leave” campaigner had “lied a lot” during the push to break with the European Union.
Can we all agree that liars are no longer allowed to hold any political office or bureaucratic appointment? If so, this will be the single-greatest result from the Brexit vote.
Absent this, I prefer that more politicians are like Johnson (described as “cheerfully undiplomatic”). A small sampling will suffice:
Johnson has a long history of colorfully insulting other nations and leaders….
German and French politicians may have little tolerance for a man who during the referendum campaign compared E.U. efforts to unify Europe with Napoleon and Hitler.
…such as Papua New Guinea – which Johnson once suggested boasted orgies of cannibalism and chief-killing…
Johnson has criticized President Obama as a “part-Kenyan” who harbored anti-British attitudes because his father’s nation was once part of the British Empire.
In May, he penned a naughty limerick suggesting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had “sowed his wild oats with the help of a goat, but he didn’t even stop to thankera.”
Lord, if you are going to continue to curse us with politicians, please give us more like Johnson.