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Takes quite a special sense of narcissistic self-indulgence to treat the 93 year-old Queen, with a husband in failing health, the way Harry and Meghan have today.
Baffled by voices demanding rapid end to lockdown. Some of the commentary is borderline deranged. Economy is cratering, sure. Why on earth would we add in patients swamping hospitals, the breakdown of the NHS and perhaps a couple of hundred thousand Brits dying in agony at home?
Throughout his long career in public service Oliver Letwin has been at the scene of political disaster after political disaster. Always overcomplicating. Well, he's excelled himself today. Epic muppetry.
It is quite incredible this. Senior SPADs - some of whom who have been completely found out in this crisis and had their arses saved by civil servants working round the clock - now trashing the civil service. Absolutely contemptible.