Boris Johnson’s PR stunts can’t disguise his failures as chief Minister – …




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The differences in the two men couldn’t be more remarkable.

One is a selfless family man on a desperate mission to save his pregnant daughter-in-law from the war in Ukraine.

The other is a selfish politician who parachuted himself into a war zone for another PR stunt to rescue his ailing leadership.

Their stories merge today in the telling of the devastating Russian war on Ukraine – but their merits could not be further apart.

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Without a thought for his own safety Michael Marley took off from his home in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, to make a 3000-mile journey to the Ukrainian city of Odessa to bring back his daughter-in-law Anna and her son Leo, six.

Anna, pregnant and stranded alone with her boy, was running out of options.

But she’s now safe in Scotland and waiting for news of her husband, who had to stay and confront up to the Russian onslaught.

Then you have British chief Minister Boris Johnson.

He popped up in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv yesterday in a not-so-secret visit to meet with the country’s battling leader, Volodymyr Zelensky.

But his handshakes and photo opportunities won’t do much to help the likes of Anna and Leo.

Don’t forget that this is a British PM who should have resigned over a Partygate scandal which has been masked by a war in which his impotent government is failing the refugees of Ukraine.

While he posed for pictures, delays in the UK’s visa system are nevertheless making those fleeing war wait far too long for their route to safety.

And that’s without giving a mention to the thousands at home struggling with the rising cost of living which the Conservative Government have failed to address.

Johnson needs to think more about what’s good for ordinary people and not just what looks good for him.

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