Let’s do a quick review of recent British political mayhem for the benefit both of folks who don’t live in Britain and of the ones who do but want a few extra moments to gloat:
Boris Johnson has stepped down as prime minister and head of the Conservative Party. But Boris Johnson is also still the prime minister and head of the Conservative Party.
Confused? I can’t think why. Stick around. It’ll all make something vaguely approaching sense before we’re done.
Or else it won’t. I make no promises.
What went wrong for Johnson?
You might as well ask what didn’t, but as so often happens he wasn’t brought down by the real scandals–the corruption, the lies, a Brexit cobbled together from high-end wine corks and journalistic fairy dust, not to mention heartless policies, destruction of the infrastructure, drunken parties during lockdown, lost elections, and the…
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