Boris Johnson is failing so badly because he nonetheless thinks like a newspaper columnist – a disastrous weakness staunch by this crisis

Boris Johnson is failing so badly because he nonetheless thinks like a newspaper columnist – a disastrous weakness staunch by this crisis

Twenty years ago, a novelist went to see his publisher to discuss his proposal to write a dystopian novel set in Britain in 2020 when newspaper columnists have taken power and are running the country. These opinion-makers, sometimes called the Commentariat, had for years been expressing outrage at the failings of the government and everyone else.…

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Brexit info LIVE: Boris Johnson's idea 'breaks world law' as Sir Keir Starmer urges Downing Avenue no longer to 'reopen primitive wounds'

Brexit info LIVE: Boris Johnson's idea 'breaks world law' as Sir Keir Starmer urges Downing Avenue no longer to 'reopen primitive wounds'

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Diplomats from the EU and the UK are meeting in London for hastily arranged Brexit talks after Boris Johnson’s move to override key parts of the Withdrawal Agreement break with Brussels. Michael Gove will talk with EU official Maros…

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