Boris Johnson and Donald Trump are as bad as each other – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Peter Brown, Shadwell, Leeds.

Boris Johnson at Prime Minister's Questions.

LETTER writer Brian Sheridan thinks Boris Johnson is better 
than Donald Trump, as our PM “talks as if he is speaking to his peers” (The Yorkshire Post, June 15).

But only if by peers you mean Old Etonians who think waffle and bluster will suffice, Mr Sheridan.

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Away from edited YouTube videos and soundbites presumably drafted by lockdown dunce Dominic Cummings, Johnson is left flailing. I am no Margaret Thatcher fan, but her reputation for a phenomenal workload included great attention to Prime Minister’s Questions – held twice a week back then.

Is Boris Johnson 'better' than Donald Trump?

Does anyone think bluffer Boris spends a fraction of the time ‘Maggie’ did preparing for his once-a-week only PMQs? His luck ran out there when Sir Keir Starmer replaced Jeremy Corbyn as inquisitor-in-chief.

Talk after December’s General Election was of Boris Johnson being a two-term Prime Minister. Now it is whether he will last until Christmas – due in part to the something called “political capital” wasted defending Dominic Cummings.

Brian Sheridan says blame their electoral system – not individual Americans – for Donald Trump.

But Britain’s voting system is also capable of elevating politicians above their ability.

Boris Johnson wants to merge the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

From: Canon Michael Storey, Healey Wood Road, Brighouse.

NOT being fully conversant 
with how the Government 
works, I was intrigued to 
learn that the Prime Minister did not consult with his Cabinet over merging the Department for International 
Development with the Foreign Office.

The fact that three former Prime Ministers of this 
country disagree with this merger makes me doubt the wisdom of it; but more scary is the discovery that it is in order for a Prime Minister to make such a decision without consulting the Cabinet.

The Prime Minister gets more dictatorial, and less democratic, by the day. Shame.

From: Peter Hyde, Driffield.

WE are now being told that 
face coverings are necessary to keep us safe from infecting others

This is three months after the coronavirus lockdown began in this country.

So how many lives would 
have been saved had face masks been used at the start of pandemic?

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