'Charm personified.' The Observer. 'Former suit salesman.' Daily Mail. Retweets are not endorsements.
At some point in the last few years, British political journalism shifted from examining whether senior members of the government had lied to wondering whether it would matter *this time* that they clearly had.
It's always worth mentioning that nobody sensible *wants* these things to happen, even as dishonest Brexit supporters are reduced to pretending it's some sort of vindication if they don't.
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.
The Mash Report, a comedy program critical of the government has been axed by the state broadcaster, reportedly for political reasons, and at the behest of a director general appointed by the government. Finally, a stone cold example of what 'cancel culture' looks like.
I've read the Mail on Sunday 'story' twice so that you don't have to. Keir Starmer bought a field behind his parents' house in 1996 so his late mother could care for rescue donkeys. That's it. That's the story. It would be hilarious if it wasn't so emblematic of our broken media.
“Diagnostic tests which involve taking saliva and nasal samples from the same patient are being counted as two tests, not one.” Bet you’re not even shocked any more...