A correspondent in the East Anglian Daily Times recently suggested that the outgoing head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, might have made a better Prime Minister than Boris Johnston.
A reasonable statement you might think, except that Carney has never submitted himself to a General Election, and I doubt that the electorate would take to an economist as the head of their Government.
A better comparison might be if Johnson had lost and Corbyn had come into power. Would it have been like the times when Corbyn was causing Haringey to be one of the least efficient of London boroughs without any ambitions to make life better for the majority of its residents?
So, whilst the correspondent may dream of an alternative reality, I’ll stick with my current situation where my life may not be perfect but it is far better than it would have been had Boris had lost his election.
A version of this blog posting was first published in the EADT
3 thoughts on “Alternative Reality”
Would we really want a Canadian who favoured Remain to be the British Prime Minister!
The correspondent in the EADT is known for some off beat views.
I’m surprised that the EADT publish his letters as often as they do.
But perhaps more end up on the floor rather than get printed.
I regard him like I regard the Sun – it’s a useful way of knowing what some people are thinking.
Bu then as we know the four most spine chilling words in the English language are the opening for many of a Monday morning meeting… “I’ve been thinking…”
Brian, Hope you have had a good Christmas and wishing you very best wishes for 2021!