BORIS JOHNSON has a problem. Actually, he has a lot of problems because nothing is working so well in the country at the moment.
But his biggest problem is that he was booed by his core audience during the platinum anniversary celebrations.
That will hurt him even more than the beating he took from his backbenchers in this week’s no-confidence vote.
Boris’ big attraction has always been his romp. His thick skin. his trust.
Coming out of a cruel affair, he immediately showed up on Have I Got News For You. Where he weathered the storm mumbling and playing with his hair.
Spark was gone
He would get stuck on a zipline and yank her out. And when he lied, he had a wink that said, “I’m lying and I know you know I’m lying and I know you don’t mind because it’s my job to lie.”
We bought all of that. But those parties at Downing Street ended it all. And as a result, BoJo lost his mojo. And he will never get it back.
You remember the Jonathan Ross saga. He was suspended by the BBC for 12 weeks after saying something pretty strong about Manuel’s granddaughter. And when he came back you could see that the spark had gone out.
He was intimidated. He knew he was drinking in the Last Chance Saloon and couldn’t afford another slip. So instead of speeding through his shows like he was walking in the park, he tiptoed like he was in a minefield. What he kind of was.
The same thing would have happened to me if the BBC had reinstated me after my suspension. I couldn’t have said anything about the things that made Top Gear so popular because my confidence would have been gone. my boast
To be good at what you do, you have to have a sense of invincibility. If that’s taken away, you have it.
Boris’ fans in government launch an operation called Save Big Dog, but he’s not a big dog anymore. He’s a scared puppy.
He knows he doesn’t have the support of natural Tories. He heard that outside St. Paul’s Cathedral. And in government he knows he is doomed if he loses the support of just 32 other Tory MPs.
So he won’t dare. He will be paralyzed. And that’s really not what we need with an economic hurricane looming ahead.
Young Megan brings a breath of fresh air
SPRINGWATCH host Megan McCubbin had a difficult upbringing – Chris Packham is her stepfather – but it has shot down our TV screens like a golden ray of sunshine.
She’s the most confident and knowledgeable presenter I’ve ever seen, and unlike all of her peers – including her stepfather – she doesn’t lecture or berate the audience, she just tells us about things she clearly loves.
I really think she could be the next Sir Attenborough. Although he was knighted again this week, we must now call him Sir Sir Attenborough.
An oxy idiot
An Oxford University tinkerer named James Davies has announced that a torrid one-night stand between a human and a Neanderthal 60,000 years ago created a genetic flaw that makes us more vulnerable to Covid-19.
I might have believed him if he hadn’t gone on to say that if that dinner had gone wrong, Covid would have caused “hundreds of thousands fewer deaths”.
It’s not “less” buddy. It is less”.
EVEN after last weekend’s celebrations, there are still those who say the monarch should be replaced by a president.
OK, and which President would you like? Putin? Trump card? macron? bidden
I’ll stay with Mrs. Queen if that’s ok.
ITALIAN JOB ON DRUGS
In what sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster movie, police forces from around the world launched an undercover operation to take down a mafia drug gang in Italy.
An undercover agent in Colombia infiltrated the Gulf clan and sent a 300kg shipment of cocaine on a commercial flight to Italy.
Meanwhile, four tons of the drug were shipped to Spain, where it was loaded onto a military transport plane for a short hop to the port of Trieste.
The idea was that anyone who showed up to get the cocaine would be followed and then arrested.
And it all went quite well. Except that due to Italy several kilos just disappeared and the three brokers who set up the deal ran away and remain at large.
Jeff’s rock king
For the past week or so, people have flocked to see Johnny Depp kick out some tunes on a tour of the UK.
And I’m willing to bet that almost none of these people realize that he’s actually the support act for the main man in the band – Jeff Beck.
Some may remember Hi Ho Silver Lining and imagine this 77-year-old on the left is basically a one-hit wonder who uses Captain Sparrow to get bums onto seats.
Oh how wrong they are. Beck replaced Eric Clapton with the Yardbirds before recording a single with The Who’s Keith Moon on drums and Led Zep’s John Paul Jones on bass.
Pink Floyd wanted Beck to replace Syd Barrett and Jagger wanted him on the Rolling Stones. Since then he has shared the stage with David Bowie and played guitar for Kate Bush and Bon Jovi.
He’s far from the nicest man on the rock ‘n’ roll planet. But he’s one of their biggest stars.
And Johnny Depp should count his lucky stars to share a stage with him.
NANNY IN THE HOOD
FROM next month, all new cars will come with an under-the-hood nanny to warn you if you’re exceeding the speed limit.
It beeps and bangs at you and if you ignore it it vibrates the gas pedal and if you still don’t notice it reduces the power of the engine to slow you down.
Amusingly, Renault has gone a step further and has announced that none of its cars will top 180 km/h.
Right. Aha. That’s why they installed a limiter that prevents Renault drivers from exceeding a speed they’ve never reached in their entire lives.
Bikers know risks
EVERY year hundreds of leather enthusiasts come to the Isle of Man to race their bikes.
And when it’s all over, some of them go home.
Statistically, the TT race is the most dangerous motorsport event in the world.
Since it began in 1907, more than 250 participants have lost their lives.
Three died this year and one man believed to have died is in critical condition in hospital. And as usual, there are calls to abandon the race.
But not by me, because nobody is forced to participate. And anyone who does knows there are no gravel beds or safety fences.
If you get it wrong you will hit a wall or a telegraph pole or a house. At maybe 150 km/h. which will hurt.
If that’s what people want, why should we stop them?
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