“We’d be better off picking someone at random and giving them keys to No 10” – John Crace
For Canadians unfamiliar, that’s the British PM’s residence in London.
Caption: “Which candidate was shit, but not shit enough to make a difference?” That’s what it’s like to pick a Conservative in Canada too.
“And it looks like we’re getting our own, small-pond version of [Trump] inside of a fortnight. If only alleged strongman Boris Johnson had found some way of taking care of his shit. Instead, we’ll be picking up the tab. Still, I’m sure every Briton will be honoured by the chance to play their small part in the larger story of this one defective, arrogant man. Or, to put it in classical terms we can all understand, the guy who really puts the anus into Coriolanus.”
I had to look it up:
“Coriolanus is the name given to a Roman general after his military success against various uprisings challenging the government of Rome. Following this success, Coriolanus becomes active in politics and seeks political leadership. His temperament is unsuited for popular leadership and he is quickly deposed, whereupon he aligns himself to set matters straight according to his own will. The alliances he forges along the way result in his ultimate downfall.”