LUKE MARSDEN: Has Boris, like Love Island, lost his mojo?
Imagine putting yourself in a situation where you rely on the votes of other people to keep you in the running for the prize, no I’m not referring to Boris’s confidence vote on Monday I’m referring to the brand-new series of Love Island. Have you even noticed it’s back on TV?
This latest lot feel like they’ve just stepped off a millennial production line, where they are preprogramed to use the word ‘vibe’ as an adjective.
Against a backdrop of the cost of living crisis you’d think watching a mind numbing show like Love Island would help to relax one in the evening but upon watching launch night and the episodes this week, my emotions have ranged from anger to pity, nobody needs that kaleidoscope before bed. Ex-footballer Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma has rapidly become the show’s villain, showing she has the personality of a deflated football.
It’s transparent that the 19 year old isn’t in there to find her Disney fairy-tale ending but rather to bolster her own range of swimwear!
Over to a larger sinking ship, HMS BoJo, I’ve been asked more about Love Island than I have the vote of no confidence in the PM. As a paying member of the Conservative Party, I would get a vote in any leadership contest but truthfully, I’d rather vote to chuck someone off Love Island.
Boris isn’t a saint; the country is well aware we didn’t elect him for his attention to detail and ability to be holier than thou we elected him to lead and deliver.
That is the job of the PM and on the whole, he has delivered but Britain is on the verge of being broken and that delivery needs to be quicker than a Hermes delivery driver on the clock. In 2019 the country voted for Boris because he was our type on paper (and the alternative was grim) but 2019 was a whole pandemic ago and the BoJo standing before us now may have lost his mojo. He has been given a vote of confidence and now he needs to reassure us that he won't, in the words of a Love Island contestant, mug us off.