I don't know anyone who has a good word to say about Johnson either. (With the same proviso about my friends and acquaintances largely being "urban elites" as Swinnow
He was hotly tipped to succeed David Cameron as Tory leader / PM until Michael Gove stabbed him in the front with his claim that Johnson "cannot provide the leadership or build the team for the task ahead." A rare stopped clock moment for Gove...
He must know that it will be impossible to push a no-deal Brexit through the current Parliament, so there are fears that he may try to prorogue Parliament beforehand, and just let the October 31 deadline pass; hey presto, Brexit by default. (And Brexit was supposed to be about handing sovereignty back to Parliament. Hmmm.) I bet that if he does manage to crash out by Oct 31, he'll call a snap General Election, riding a wave as "the man who delivered Brexit" before the clusterfu
ck of No Deal really becomes clear.
Also, he's ideologically committed to austerity, even admitting that in his view "some measure of inequality is essential".
tl/dr; A thorough bastard.