Jim Pickard @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Jul. 23, 2019 1 min read

the atmosphere at the start of a new Tory premiership is always jolly, MPs are in a great mood, like a teenage keg party at the beginning of a gruesome US horror film

the sun is shining, everyone is excited, chatty, smiling, no inkling of the brutalities on the horizon

one Tory MP emerges from the meeting saying that Johnson was “very amusing, very cheery....the circus has come to town” before adding:

“I’ve got the lifeboat prepared and manned.”

the sinister string music probably begins in early September

I don’t know why it has to be a US movie I guess I was trying to explain the word keg


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