Alex Massie

The Thinking Voter’s Clown?

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Another splendid Sarah Lyall dispatch from London, this time on the nonsense of Boris vs Ken in the London mayoral election. It's a fine, entertaining, breezy read but the best bit is the final verdict on Boris:

“He bumbles a lot, but he’s a lot cleverer than you think,” said Lizzie Vines, a 50-year-old Devon farmer. “It’s a very British thing to do, to pretend to be stupid when you’re not.”

She said she liked his honesty.

What about the adultery?

She replied: “Cheating on your wife? That’s a very British thing to do, too.”

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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