Dear Orkney News,
Watching the supposed resignation speech from Boris Johnson, I could not help but be taken aback by the total lack of self awareness on display. It would appear that his being forced to leave the role of P.M. has absolutely nothing to do with anything that he personally has done or failed to do, it is all down to the weakness of Tory MPs and an attack of herd mentality.
He is correct in his analysis of his Tory colleagues, but the weakness and herd mentality they displayed was in choosing him as a seemingly suitable leader in the first place, not in their belated decision that he should go. The Tories constantly remind the Labour Party of their ownership of Jeremy Corbyn as leader. The Labour Party now must return the favour with interest.
Boris Johnson, former leader of the Conservative Party is the Albatross which must be hung around the necks of Conservatives for generations to come, with the reality of his likeness hanging on the staircase at No 10 Downing Street as a reminder to all who follow him that hubris, venality and self regard are poor foundations on which to build ones legacy, and are a deadly choice for a political party in search of votes.
Jon Southerington, Orkney