Last thing the world needs

Date: Monday 3rd September 2018

Sir, There is an element in the Conservative Party who see Boris Johnson as the next Prime Minister.

Boris is a likeable fellow but he must realise that he is no longer a journalist or indeed a comedian and that, as a prominent politician, he must not be gratuitously offensive to his fellow citizens.

In some ways he has taken on the mantle of Donald Trump by appealing to the basest instincts of the electorate. The world is a dangerously unstable place at the moment and the last thing it needs is Prime Minister Boris with his reckless jocularity. Yours etc,

MICHAEL WATTS

Kirkoswald.