"For he was an honourable man … "
There were honourable men in government, in times past. When the Argentines invaded South Georgia and then the Falklands, Defence Secretary John Nott and Foreign Secretary Lord Peter Carrington both tended their resignations. Carrington’s was accepted, Thatcher retained Nott
People can perform very well until they fulfil the Peter Principle. " The "Peter Principle " is: “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” This leads to Peter’s Corollary: “In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties.”"
As TM proved, as PM. And as Bojo and his mob are proving now. I don’t think there was ever going to be any doubt about Bojo.
I hold fast to the cheering prospect of the wise words of Enoch Powell, “All political careers end in failure”. It’s only a matter of time.
It took Hitler’s invasion of Poland for Chamberlain’s failure to be grave enough for him to quit. It isn’t often a failure in foreign affairs prompts an downfall - too esoteric for a good proportion of the electorate - but out there, up ahead in the future, is the balls-up that will do for Priti, Raab, Rees-Mogg [pleeease!] and Bojo himself.
Not necessarily in that order.