Monday, February 22, 2016

Eton Mess

Now that the "incorrigible attention-seeker" Boris Johnson (to quote Andrew Rawnsley) has finally entered the stage, Guardian columnist Matthew d'Ancona refers to the situation as an Eton mess and suggests that "a battle between two Etonians is a poor way to decide what kind of country we want Britain to be".

Interestingly, Nicholas Watt, the Guardian's chief political correspondent, reckons that: "Johnson will have judged that campaigning to leave and losing is survivable. Campaigning to remain and losing would probably be terminal". See Guardian article here and, on a related note, an article on the Bullingdon Club of October 2015 in the German magazine Der Spiegel.

Boris Johnson and David Cameron were both members
of the exclusive Bullingdon Club. Getty Images.