But there are truths in life – for example, that a stich in time saves nine, beggars can’t be choosers…and that you can’t spend more than your earn. His premiership ends with record spending and taxes.
Johnson’s defeat should not be interpreted as a final victory for the prigs and martinets who presume to tell us how we should lead our lives.
Though it’s hard to see how he can find a seat before the next general election – given the hazardous nature of by-elections.
The criticism of him in the newspaper most read by Party activists took little account of the effects of war and pandemic on the choices he must make.
The Prime Minister needs the courage to face down the tiny minority who want to rush through the Conversion Therapy Bill.
In this feature, we look at some of the most memorable podcasts of the last few weeks.
One can be confident that arguments to the contrary are the sort of defeatist doom-mongering up with which Johnson will not put.
But beware, Prime Minister: there is no divine right of parties any more than there was a divine right of kings.
I thought it would be useful to pass on some phrases that have fallen into disuse, but might be needed again if the authorities don’t get their act together.
In this new feature, we look at some of the most memorable podcasts of the last few weeks.
The UK and governments across the west have started to act. But we’re still just starting to figure out how to respond.
Despite a surprisingly liberal migration policy, the bulk of the post-Brexit evidence so far suggests not.
The UK has a lot to learn from the recent regulatory punch-up between Facebook and the Australian government.