'Charm personified.' The Observer. 'Former suit salesman.' Daily Mail. Retweets are not endorsements.
A government built entirely on persuading people to ignore experts, evidence & observable facts is now charged with persuading people to respect experts, evidence & observable facts. And the embodiment of Britain’s tragedy is Michael Gove. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
Like most people who worked on diaries/gossip columns, I love the idea of a simple anecdote conveying more about a person than a whole volume of biography. When Boris Johnson encounters a bully, he moves to protect the bully & insult her victims. Shame on every MP enabling him.
If elected politicians are mounting these defences of Priti Patel without having read the full report, it's a terrible dereliction of duty & close to corrupt. If they arrived at these conclusions *after* reading the full report then there's no reason for it not to be published.
There has been something almost artistic about the desperate attempts of most right-wing media to identify a bogus scapegoat for Johnson's Covid crisis when none of the usual suspects, from Meghan to Muslims to Brussels, work. They appear to have settled on the 'public sector'.
Honest Bob Jenrick is on your radio and, no matter how bad everything seemed before, it just got worse.
And there it is. Worst fears apparently confirmed. Every single time you told yourself it couldn’t all be down to the pound shop Machiavelli, that nobody could allow these life & death decisions to be taken on the fly, a little voice piped up to remind you who was Prime Minister.
Brexit latest: Outrage as people who voted to abolish free movement discover that abolishing free movement means movement will no longer be free.
My youngest has had my old phone for a couple of years. Just for games, which I download for her before disconnecting the internet. Still has my old contacts though & it turns out she’s been messaging my dad, who died 5 years ago. I may have something in my eye.