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Kathy Sheridan: Boris Johnson is already a modern-day Churchill

Next British prime minister peddles the same false hope and belief in his own centrality

Belgium had surrendered, it was the second day of the Dunkirk evacuation and Winston Churchill – prime minister for less than three weeks – had addressed his cabinet in unsparing language: “If this long island story of ours is to end, let it end only when each one of us lies choking in his…

  • Kathy Sheridan
  • The Irish Times

That night, May 28th, 1940, George Orwell wrote in his diary: “For days past, there has been no real news and little possibility of inferring what is really happening. Last night, E [Eileen] and I went to the pub to hear the…

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