Yes, it was all those and more. As someone who has studied his style – indeed, I once interviewed him about his management approach – I was not in the least bit surprised.
When it comes to much of what he does, Johnson is a busker, a chancer. Not towards everything – he can be calculating and strategic when he needs to be. But the delivery of an address? That’s piffle: a quick stand-up, tell a few jokes, make some points, get them laughing and smiling, sit down to warm applause and move on.
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