The criminal incompetence of the current British government in the face of both Brexit and Covid is breathtaking. But that’s what you get when you elect a joker as PM at the start of a national crisis. It takes me back to an episode in my early life, when I participated in a ‘mock’ school election – held at the same time as a general election in the country – when another joker won; to the huge annoyance of the Headmaster, whose idea the ‘mock’ election was, in order to give us a serious lesson in our civic duties. I blogged about it a while ago: (Take a look.) Boris reminds me inescapably of ‘Daddy’ in that earlier encounter; and his electors of the people who raised him to power simply on the grounds that he made them laugh. Our old Headmaster would have been very cross. So should we be.

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Retired academic, author, historian.
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