It’s sad state of affairs, but the demise of the England football team from Euro 2016, losing 2-1 to Iceland, and coming so soon on the heels of the referendum’s disastrous result on Thursday, is just too much to bear for many English people.
While British Tory newspapers are still desperately clinging to their support for Boris Johnson to succeed David Cameron as the next Tory leader, it’s becoming obvious that the country, slowly coming to terms with the lies and deceit of the referendum’s ‘Leave’ campaign, is beginning to regret its love affair with Johnson and is turning towards a more acceptable alternative.
Johnson can be blamed for many things, but losing to Iceland in Euro 2016 is hardly the fairest thing to lay at his door. Unfortunately for him, football has a habit of producing the most illogical reactions in people, and for many it must seem inevitable that Boris had a hand in it somewhere.
Who may metamorphose as the alternative to Johnson as Tory leader is yet to be decided, but Home Secretary Teresa May is emerging as a potential front-runner. Many Tory MPs are unhappy with Johnson’s performance during the referendum campaign, and his part in splitting the Tory Party asunder.
The forecasts of David Cameron’s ‘Remain’ camp have come to fruition so rapidly – the suicidal pound, the loss of Britain’s AAA credit rating, racial violence on the streets, coupled with the promises of the ‘Leave’ campaign now being substantially diluted, if not denied, by Gove and Farage, that many Brits who voted for ‘Brexit’ are now bitterly regretting their actions.
The disgrace of the England football team just may, hopefully, prove the straw that breaks Boris Johnson’s political back. It would be deliciously ironic if, after all the lies and deceit he has spouted to the British people, his demise were to be initiated by the one thing he actually had nothing to do with.