Various commentators have remarked at the (sort of) similarities between Boris and 'The Donald'. Obviously, their hair stands out as an example, literally in the case of Boris, even if Trump actually sculpts his every morning - how long does that take? Also, both men are prone to what my old Ma used to call, "Opening their mouths and letting their bellies rumble!" Their dress sense is non-sense but nonsense of a different kind. Boris obviously couldn't care less how he dresses and whilst he suits are no doubt made by the best tailors in London he still looks like a sandbag tied up with string. He should consider lending the President some string so that he can tie it round his waste given that he is obviously incapable of ever doing up the buttons on his jackets and overcoats. Alas, I fear the President is also colour blind because he seems to leave the garments unfastened as a means of showing off that dreadful red tie which must be nearly 6' long! Should his trousers ever fall down his modesty will be preserved by that ghastly tie!
However, there is one characteristic they do not share. As far as I know, 'The Donald' is not a literary man despite the obvious fact that he must have sat at a desk for months in order to perfect that signature of his which is almost a work of art! But Boris is a poet, even if he don't know it (oh very witty, Wilde!) and courtesy of the The Mail today, we are reminded of this example when, a couple of years ago he wrote a poem to mark an event in Turkey when the Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made great efforts to have someone prosecuted because they had been rude to him! Boris's poem was entered for The Spectator's 'Offensive Poetry' competition which - natch! - he won hands down! Here it is in all its Wordsworthian glory:
There was a young fellow from Ankara,
Who was a terrific wankerer,
'Till he sowed his wild oats,
With the aid of a goat
But he didn't even stop to 'thankera'!
Prime Minister Erdogan, not noted for his sense of humour, is due here on Tuesday for talks with HMG. Well, that should be a laugh!