- File Size: 2176 KB
- Print Length: 497 pages
- Publisher: Aurum Press; 1st edition (September 22, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 22, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1845137418
- ISBN-13: 978-1845137410
- ASIN: B0077FAXE4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #769,769 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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JUST BORIS: A Tale of Blond Ambition Kindle Edition
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It is clear that Tory MPs gave the Tory party a horrifying choice of candidates.
My honest opinion is that neither of these characters is capable of running the country in these difficult times.
It is clear that Parliament, in not obeying the instructions of the electorate, has signally failed in its duty. I am left feeling that, at the national level at least the majority of politicians are self seeking and mendacious.
I wouldn’t recommend anyone to take the time to read this book as it can do nothing to influence anyone in the time we have left. The die is cast.
Since I read the book and became even more enlightened about the ghastly egotistic Bois, I have been watching his progress as Foreign Secretary with interest. Theresa May's joke at his expense in her Tory party conference speech was the icing on the cake. She obviously has no illusions about him.
As a former newspaper editor I found it almost impossible to credit that he was allowed to miss his deadlines so frequently, and without any financial penalty. Why should this man believe that he is so superior to everyone else that normal rules of behaviour do not apply to him? Maybe he will find it a little harder to get away with this attitude now that he is in a job where he can be held to account by a no-nonsense Prime Minister.
Sonia Purnell correctly predicts (or warns of) his ultimate ambition but no reader should be in any doubt that he is a starter, not a finisher. The EU will eventually prove that a Boris Brexit will be a disaster for the UK. He failed as a Foreign Secretary and has nobody to blame but himself when the EU fail to indulge him.
Superb read for all interested in the background to a current leader.
Enter stage right: Boris! Possibly the most loved and most despised politician our generation, is he an extra from Jeeves & Wooster or a genius? Sonia Purcell shows why he is a bit of both.
Deftly unlocking the complex reality behind the genial buffer, Sonia shows that Boris is a mixture of vices, a disregard for personal hygiene being one of the more forgivable, bad surprising virtue. Yes, he desperately wishes to be PM but that applies to a gross of less talented MPs.
In his robust support of the City as Boris's preferred motor of economic prosperity, we see a vision of Southern English separatism as compelling as Alex Salmond's nationalism. Boris may believe in little more than Boris alone but more than the good boys of politics, he understands the need of the public for spectacle.
This book explains why Boris is a future leader and perhaps why we should beware.
Ruthless, misogynistic, liar, racist, manipulative, multiple adulterer, disloyal - some politicians are one or two of these things - Boris is well practiced at all. A man with no convictions in a political sense and able to change policy to suit his only cast iron conviction - the promo of Boris Inc to the highest post in the land - PM - he seems eminently suitable !
Read this book and despair at modern politics, media manipulation, the old (school) boys club and the effect of lobbying on how political decisions are made.
Very enjoyable read - highly recommended !
Written in an easy to read style that spins you along, never boring.
It is written with a certain amount of sympathy from the author. Clearly Sonya Purnell is under Boris's spell. Most of us are. Boris, love him or loathe him, is a remarkable character. He has plenty more in store to astonish us all in the future.... just like his hero, Churchill!
I think the author remained balanced throughout and gave an unbiased view though. She explained him pretty well without passing on her own opinion . She obviously has done a lot of research and it is an interesting read. My only criticism is that I would have liked to have heard about how he came to be such a star of HIGNFY - I have always blamed Merton and Hislop for making BJ popular. This was mentioned but not in any detail.
Its very well written and very enjoyable reading. Even if you are interested in politics or you don't like Boris Johnson, you should not miss out on this book.