How tribal we all are. All the people who like Boris argue that a politician’s domestic volatility and volubility is none of our business and bears no relevance to anything else and on the other hand all those who don’t like him deflect by accusing the neighbours of being curtain-twitching busybodies and troublemakers.
Same with almost any other of the issues that ‘divide us’. We ignore what we don’t like and can’t understand why others do likewise, in reverse.
I suppose it all boils down to the way we approach life’s fundamentals. How informed we are. Traditional loyalties. Prejudices and biases. Maybe the peripherals are mere distractions; fodder for mainstream and social media whose main business is drumming up clicks.
Personally, I’d be annoyed if my nearest-and-dearest spilt red wine on my nice soft furnishings (if I had any) but I’ve put up with worse for the greater good.
Now, before anyone says pot-kettle-black I will defend my own biases to the hilt, and I’m buggered if I can get the police to do anything about our own antisocial near-neighbour.
Give Boris an ASBO. We’ve had an MP with a tag on, so why not?