Boris Johnson was London’s mayor until a few weeks ago; plus an MP; plus helped campaign for the Leave side of Brexit campaign, and I was sort of hoping that he’d run for the leadership of the Tory Party there after David Cameron stepped down.
But instead, he was just appointed to be their foreign minister. Which I think is perfect.
The UK's Spectator magazine had a poetry contest recently about the Turkish president, Erdogan.
Remember, Erdogan has persuaded the German government to prosecute a German comedian for reading a dirty poem about Erdogan on the German version of Saturday Night Live.
So the Spectator had a contest for rude poems about Erdogan. And Johnson entered. And obviously he won, with this limerick:
There was a young fellow from Ankara
Who was a terrific wankerer
Till he sowed his wild oats
With the help of a goat
But he didn’t even stop to thankera.
I am deadly serious when I say he may be the sole politician in Europe qualified to deal with Erdogan, especially as he conducts his Stalinst purges of Turkey’s government, judiciary, media and military.