WHAT can I say? Boris is the new Prime Minister (or is at time of writing).

I put in that caveat because, the way things are going, you never know what will happen from one minute to the next.

I’ve loved politics for as long as I can remember but, to be honest, the last year has probably been the greatest antidote ever.

I find A Place In The Sun more interesting than the news and I am totally past caring whether we leave Europe or not. I just don’t believe anything can be as bad as the constant bickering, the backbiting and the lies on all sides that have gone on for so long.

The worst thing of all, though, is that there is nobody I trust to steer our ship as we head to the rocky shores.

I have been an avowed Corbynite. I could not see why there was so much fuss when Labour found itself with a left-wing leader. Surely that is what Labour is all about!

But the way the party is conducting itself leaves me cold.

My only foray into politics recently was watching the Panorama programme on alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour party.

I have not liked Israeli politics for many years. I’ve said in this column before that as a child I would never dream of voicing an opinion that was in any way disagreeable to Jewish people. After what they had been through under Hitler they deserved only compassion and love.

As an adult, I can also see the Palestinian side and I wonder what would happen if I was suddenly kicked out of my home to make way for someone else.

I can have an opinion on the government of any country and not be prejudiced against the people. I don’t have much respect for most of our politicians at the moment but I still live in the UK!

But hating a policy is not the same as hating a race.

I don’t know how much of the Panorama documentary was pure truth or perceived truth.

What I do believe, though, is that many members of the Labour Party felt they were being discriminated against and sometimes in really nasty, racist ways – and it can’t all be a big plot to discredit Jeremy Corbyn.

The late wonderfully political comedian Jeremy Hardy was a friend of Corbyn’s, and I heard him suggest that Corbyn was more surprised than anyone when he was elected Labour leader – and then didn’t quite know what to do about it.

I think he is a man of strong principles and ideals.We know he is a Brexiteer, for instance. We know he supports Palestine.

That is all fine. But what he doesn’t do is show strong leadership.

You can support Palestine but you cannot be anti-Semitic. You can have your private views but, if you are the leader of a party you must abide by party politics.

Corbyn’s too weak and doesn’t speak out enough.

Boris Johnson was great on Have I Got News For You but we need more than a comedian to lead the country.

Anyway, let’s see how it goes. But, in the meantime, I really don’t care.