The name Boris is deeply enriched with Bulgarian roots and coated in a Russian skin. It was my very passion for Russian History and my interest in the Cold War that first led me to Boris.
My first introduction to a Boris, was in the rich, red texts of Russian History; Boris Yeltsin. At around the same time, another Boris had been elected as the London Mayor, a position which had been heavily Left for quite some time.
Under the liberating perestroika reforms, Yeltsin emerged as one of Gorbachev’s most powerful political opponents. In a rather familiar scenario, Johnson has recently followed a rather similar pattern, and with his vocal contributions in the ‘Brexit’ debate, he has arguably become Cameron’s most powerful political contestant.
Love him or hate him, there’s something about Boris. And, no matter how hard you try to dislike the man, there’s something about the fluffy, angelic mop above and his engaging, cheeky expressions which will bring you back round.
He’s a fighter and a champion. He lignites a room with his charisma and manages to somehow, eventually, turn a situation round whether through acceptance or his sheer charm.
A historian at heart, with friends close in the greatest pieces of literature, he really is one of a kind.
I’m uncertain of Boris’s future and whether he will be PM. But, as illustrated with the significance of his input in the Brexit debate, Boris has become the de facto leader of the out campaign. If there is a single person who can do it, I guarantee you, Mr Johnson will make a commendable effort, until the breathe of the very last battle, to fight for his crown.