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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Boris Johnson: Britain's Nikki Haley
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Both figures are embarrassments to the positions they hold, their views hostile to rule of law principles, fundamental human rights and world peace.
Haley is Washington's undiplomatic UN envoy, Johnson UK foreign secretary. Both are right-wing extremists.
Former London mayor Ken Livingstone earlier called him "the most hardline right-wing ideologue since Thatcher…a fairly lazy tosser who just wants to be there" – referring to his time as London mayor.
Others accused him of racism, instability, elitism, cronyism, dishonesty, and laziness. Private Eye editor Ian Hislap called him Britain's Berlusconi.
According to journalist Dave Hill, he's "a unique figure in British politics, an unprecedented blend of comedian, conman, faux subversive showman and populist media confection."
Biographer Sonia Purn
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