In other words the complete antithesis of Tony Blair- that could be a winner. But I really don't know what people expect. Blair offered transparency in a sort of opaque way. Boris is not pretending anything.I used to dismiss people who said "oh Boris is just the British Trump" because, I thought naively, Johnson does at least have half a brain and has the published works to prove it.
And yet... Perhaps he is the very British analogue of Trump - not stupid or vicious, clever but just wholly unsuited to any position of power. Not deluded that he's the second coming of Christ but instead that he's Churchill reincarnated. Possessed of a sort of grubby, low grade corruptness (because that's "trade") when Trump seems to revel in high grade corruption.
Ambition without ability is a horrible thing.