COVID’s very real demands taking a toll on purveyors of populist flimflam
There’s no doubt that purveyors of populist fantasy have struggled in the face of COVID, and the unforgiving virus could yet pull the rug from under their political aspirations.
The uproar over ‘partygate’ has reminded Britons of Boris Johnson’s childish, ineffective approach to the enduring economic disruptions of Brexit and led U.K. observers to say that people should have known all along that it would come to this when they put a self-promoting flimflammer in charge of the nation, writes Les Whittington. No. 10 Downing Street photograph by Simon Dawson