Covid jabs and spending don’t make Johnson a good prime minister | William Keegan

This bungling, populist government is basking in the reflected glory of the experts who created the Covid vaccine

Philip Stephens, the chief political commentator of the Financial Times, tells a wonderful story about how he was playing football in the playground at school – in those days playground football was with tennis balls – and a ball hit the Latin master as he was passing.

The Latin master immediately clipped Stephens round the ears – which, these days, would no doubt have led to the master’s dismissal. Stephens protested: “It wasn’t me, sir.” To which the reply was: “Let this be a lesson to you, my boy. There is no justice in this world.”

I have even heard wild talk of a snap election, although I cannot see why a prime minister with such a huge majority should want one

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