Our new UK PM will be Boris Johnson. Sainted by the Conservative membership, often demonised beyond it.
Post Trump, Post Truth populist politics can create a mirage of opinions and emotions. Sometimes, it is best to look at the facts. In parliament, MP's voting records should be the basis to form an opinion on what a politician is really about.
This excellent article from edie.net looks at Boris's voting record so far on the climate emergency. David Cameron hugging Huskies at the beginning of his leadership did not lead to enough meaningful policies to address the climate emergency. We are in a different time now. We will demand more of Boris Johnson, more than his voting record on environmental issues has delivered to date.
At first glance, it would appear Boris Johnson, an ex-mayor of London who is passionate about cycling, would be a prime candidate for being one of the greenest Prime Ministers in history. But dig deeper and you find a number of comments and policy decisions about the environment which perhaps don’t match the public persona.