As Italians openly mock BoJo, he should forget about comparisons with Churchill and simply try to hold on to his job | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

As Italians openly mock BoJo, he should forget about comparisons with Churchill and simply try to hold on to his job

The demise of Boris Johnson is hard to watch as his attempts to fend off criticism are met with derision. Barbs from Italy ridiculing his worship of Winston Churchill and mishandling of Covid are the latest blow.

Anyone with the sensibility to care for a pet can understand the conflict among Spaniards towards la corrida – the bullfight – which to the uninitiated seems like inhuman torture of a poor, dumb beast, but which to aficionados is a mesmerising, irresistible spectacle of life versus death.

Boris Johnson’s current travails bear parallels. A proud, hefty bull borne from great British stock, he entered the political ring as a PM full of life, scraping his glossy black hooves in the sand and snorting belligerent contempt for conformity, determined to bend the establishment toreadors to his will.

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