It has become increasingly clear that all this is less about what he did and entirely about who he is.
The noise that he picks up, with an almost clairvoyant sense, is not that of a queue waiting to vote but of a mob pitching the mighty from their seats.
The trend fuels harmful misrepresentations and myths. It might bring in ad revenue, but it harms the fabric of our democracy.
Wishful thinking is a risky thing to indulge – it can lead people not to ask sufficiently tough questions to test the things that they are told.
“It is not about Remain or Leave,” the Observer journalist replies – while notably failing to say “yes”.
In the wake of him losing his libel case against her, we re-publish Mark Wallace’s 2017 article on these best of enemies.