It’s best thought of as a contagion that spreads across the divide between parties and factions.
The department is appallingly bad at giving ministers accurate information about what is happening now.
A Platonic Guardian must reach a view on the conduct of a Homeric warrior – one whose passions are, in the view of her fellow guardians, trashing the state.
The President of COP26 is suddenly so well-known that he attracts criticism as well as admiration, and interest in his roots as an admirer of Thatcher.
The machinery of state has shown itself to lack the bandwidth and agility required to deliver complexity at pace.
The former Speaker’s autobiography is a disappointment. He writes as he talks – and after a time this becomes wearisome.
It’s only Day Three – but Brussels is angling for a Britain with “the rights of Canada and the obligations of Norway”. Will there be a Managed No Deal instead?
The Chief Whip is a farmer who recognises that “a lame ewe needs to be put down”.