17 November 2020 10:53
Cometh the hour, cometh the Hancock. Boris Johnson had been pulled into the pits — "pinged" by his own test and trace system and told to self-isolate for two weeks and not pass Go. Another fine triumph from Dido Harding. And so it was all lights green for the health secretary. The government needed someone to do the morning telly and radio interviews, plus the afternoon press conference. "Try not to look too pleased, minister," we can imagine his special adviser saying.
"A measure of sorrow at the PM's indisposition might be politic." But you might as well ask a gibbon not to clop its coconut shells. You might as well implore a Ziegfeld chorus girl not to do tits-and-teeth at the end of every