A headline from the Independent caught my eye this morning:
Man who took uncle’s corpse into post office to collect pension says he ‘didn’t know he was dead’
Were it not a story from Ireland I might have mistaken it for some kind of metaphor for the state of UK politics. No prizes for guessing who the corpse may have been. Also this morning that slick marketing chap, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps was asked several times whether a Downing Street birthday party for Johnson was illegal. Shapps sounded like a drunk driver who when breathalysed positive could say ‘I didn’t intend to drink that much, so let me off.’ It really comes as no surprise that this lot are playing ignorance of the law as an excuse, they make the laws for everyone else, not themselves. But I think that’s been said before. I wonder whether Sue Gray, Johnson’s potential nemesis will agree.