Boris Johnson’s No 10 faces an ugly humbling unless it changes its ways

The Prime Minister is surrounded by people who tell him that he’s wonderful and that his opponents are irrelevant. 

If you aren’t completely, unswervingly, unquestioningly with us then you are against us – and we will treat you accordingly. The problem with treating everyone in possession of an independent mind as an enemy is that you steadily begin accumulating many more opponents than you can ever possibly manage. That, however, is the pugilistic way of this Downing Street.

On the face of it, Boris Johnson’s government can afford to manufacture enemies on an industrial scale without...
source: New Statesman

2020-09-15 16:23
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