Three days in (only 37 to go) the General Election has yet to produce something to surprise us. No doubt it will: but the dysfunctional nature of the politicians on offer is all too apparent.
I have noticed in the last 72 hours that, as ever, pointing out Nigel Farage’s inability to learn from his mistakes does attract the usual insults, hints of having “sold out” on Brexit, and accusations of bias. I admire Nige’s uncanny ability to evoke this level of blind faith; but far from walking on water, it’s all the Brexit Party leader can do to issue the offer of a pact without it turning into a threat “to split the Leave vote in every constituency in the UK”.
This isn’t the way to make friends, build alliances, create consensus and look like a statesman. On his return to UK politics last April, I predicted exactly
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