Old generation Johnson is a product of Red Ed`s weakness in the Party .He will placate at first but hope to evolve his powerbase as he cements his leadership.
I rather like Johnson personally and I am not impressed with the supposed smarts of politicians , its mostly a bee-dance and barely counts as language .
Johnson is clearly less wrong than the Labour Party about the deficit but none of this is important. Gesture and internal strategy are the motives and Johnson no more than a cardboard cut out prop.
It has been suggested that his appointment would render atacks on cuts , rank dishonesty and intellectually insulting .Somehow I don`t see that as a problem for Ed. We know where he comes form and we have seen him in action. He is a calculating and ruthless liar with top down big state DNA. He will tell both stories natch and most core Labour voters are too ill educated to notice
Johnson is a loyalist but he must have been tempted to tell Ed to stuff his job . His position is hopeless .I take no pleasure in his humiliation , he is a good man