I would have agreed with you a couple of weeks ago about him and his mojo, andI put that firmly down to his own battle with Covid. Were we not told at the time how each day in intensive care required so many days or even weeks of recovery?My heart agrees but my head wonders whether he has fully recovered from his own episode of Covid, as he seems to have lost his touch lately.
As to the Telegraph, I gave up reading it months ago, as I am fed up with its anti-Boris editorial style and content.
But I thought that he was looking much better during his TV address the other evening so that is a good sign.
I am left wondering, however, where he sees the vital ground? Is it the EU or is it the pandemic? The former sees him on solid ground, over the last few weeks he has seized and maintained the initiative, despite everything including the kitchen sink being thrown at him by Projekt fear, who must by now realise they are drinking at the last chance saloon and even that is closing at 10.
On the face of it he has seemed less steadfast on Covid, and yet we have all witnessed first hand the grim determination of many to trip up the administration in some way or other. Neither has Covid truly revealed itself here or elsewhere. Even now the debate ranges from the thing just being a bad cold to it being the granny killer. Now the yoof who thus far have appeared untouçhed to have contracted it by the bucket load, and now, confined to halls of residence, are bleating that they only have enough bread and milk to last till monday. Poor dears.
But if we look back to the core message during the last election campaign I have to conclude that it is Brexit that he wants done and I get a strong sense that is what the people who caused him to enter No10 are looking for. The man (and woman and any other gender you care to mention) on the Clapham omnibus now know that Covid is a twat and that their own efforts rather than someone else's, are required to lessen its impact and therefore less of a vote winner or loser.
And if that has occurred to a daft lad from the mountains you can be sure that the grate strategic branes have done the same calculation. The next election will be fought on the ground as it presents itself in 18 months time, not things as they are now. By then, brexit will be done at least presentationally and we will be where we are with Covid. And unless Sir Kier has been working on a wonder cure in the meantime, the Covid response will not feature except in the agitprop of Projekt Boris Grrrr