I had the tope Readers’ Letter published in the Daily Telegraph on 9 June 2022. It was occasioned by the receipt of a letter from the Conservative Party in which Johnson listed a lot of things I had not voted for which were going to happen, and missed out a lot things I had voted for which were presumably now not going to happen.
Incensed, I went for the keyboard.
Here is the pre-edits version, in case you cannot get behind the paywall…
‘Bemused Conservative Party members received an email from Johnson on Tuesday headed ‘My plan to deliver’, and addressed to his supposed supporters. It is a windy and imprecise laundry list of aims and platitudes out of which, one fears, will emanate many more measures not supported by the supporters to whom he lays claim.
A simple rule-of-thumb should be applied:
1. if it was in the 2019 Manifesto, do it, and quickly, and in the most trenchant form
2. if it was not in the 2019 Manifesto, do not do it, or anything like it
If the Prime Minister cannot see his way clear to doing what he was elected to do, he should clear the way for someone else to do it.