Published on Nov 6, 2015
Newsnight 5 November 2015
Regardless of subject question, this Mr Johnson must be the most, and yes I use the superlative, the most boring, banal, creature I have observed in recent modern history. Utterly incredible; better than any tranquilizer. He must be a parody of someone actually living today.
There’s something wrong with those Johnson boys.
If there were ever a better example of how class is more important than competence in the Britain of Cameron and Osborne.
He nearly had a stroke at the suggestion he might send his own kids to one of these places, he had to fight off his instinctive answer of “Dear Christ No” so hard his brain nearly capsized
And that is the crux of the problem. How is it possible that someone so incompetent could have gone to Oxford? I will give you a clue. It’s because the admissions system is orientated towards public schoolboys who can be coached to pass exams and deliver a good performance at the admissions interview.
James O brien is a superb replacement for the Pax but it’s funny how toned down he is on the BBC, I bet it does his head in!