Following the leadership vote last night Nadhim Zahawi told Sky News Zelenskyy will be “punching the air”. As expected, anti-Boris Twitter know-it-alls were absolutely outraged at the claim. Ignoring the myriad viral tweets from nobodies condemning the Education Secretary, among blue tick condemnations included Times columnist Alex Massie, HuffPo’s Kevin Schofield, The Mirror’s Ben Glaze, Reuters journalist Christian Radnedge, journalist and commentator Edward Hardy, and journalist and broadcaster Harry Wallop.
This morning Zelenksyy has left Twitter lefties eating humble pie after confirming Nadhim Zahawi definitively correct. Speaking to the FT this morning, a delighted Zelenskyy hailed Boris as a “true friend of Ukraine” and said “I am glad we have not lost a very important ally.”
Volodymyr Zelensky to @khalafroula on Boris Johnson. "I am very happy [he won the confidence vote]. He is a true friend of Ukraine...I am glad we have not lost a very important ally" #FTGlobalBoardroom pic.twitter.com/tzWM5OEVAj— Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) June 7, 2022
No doubt all the above will continue speaking on Zelenskyy’s behalf…
Alex Massie writes…
“The fanatic considers any criticism of his political preferences a deeply personal insult. There is no separation between his — or sometimes her — politics and his personality. They are fused. There is no advantage in arguing with these people because they fail the test of reasonableness. The idea of good faith disagreement is alien to them. That is the true mark of the fanatic; a person for whom politics is too important.”
Alex Massie on Tim Montgomerie’s decision to leave the Tories:
“Part of the point of the Tories being in power is that their being in office means other people are not. That has a value in and of itself too. Because however bad or disappointing the Tories may be, it should always be remembered that things could be even worse.”