Boris is PM … thank you, Jesus

Atheists be damned. Since Theresa May announced she would be resigning as UK PM six weeks ago, many prayers have travelled skyward in the hope that Boris Johnson would succeed her as PM.

It doesn’t matter that he’s mad as a cut snake; it’s because he’s mad as a cut snake.

He may not be a great PM. He may not even be a good PM. But we can be sure he’ll be entertaining.

Until the arrival of Tump, every politician had been bred in the same humidicrib, hermetically sealed from s much scandal as possible and quarantined from having a personality.

Now, on bith sides of hte Atlantic, we have two giant personalities unafraid to speak their minds.

For that, whether it requires that Jesus or the Flying Spaghetti Monster be thanked, is unimportant.

It’s only important that we be grateful.

This. Will. Be. Awesome.

And if it isn’t, he can always recite The Iliad:

Johnson’s world view is worth investigating, especially his analysis of Islam, even if The Guardian doesn’t agree:

In an essay titled And Then Came the Muslims, added to the 2007 edition of his book, Johnson wrote: “There must be something about Islam that indeed helps to explain why there was no rise of the bourgeoisie, no liberal capitalism and therefore no spread of democracy in the Muslim world.

“It is extraordinary to think that under the Roman/Byzantine empire, the city of Constantinople kept the candle of learning alight for a thousand years, and that under Ottoman rule, the first printing press was not seen in Istanbul until the middle of the nineteenth century. Something caused them to be literally centuries behind.”

As always, Greg Sheridan’s analysis is best. Worth the cost of subscription.

Do you trust private health insurance?

Medicare isn’t perfect, but it’s trusted. Maybe because we know its flaws.

This proposal from NIB, to scrap Medicare in favour of a private system would have had the corporate comms area pooping their chinos:

In a radical solution to the growing crisis facing private health funds, Mark Fitzgibbon, managing director of NIB, said his proposal would protect the most vulnerable, while allowing the private sector to flourish without competition from Medicare, which he called a “government monopoly”.