Boris Johnson is in a wretched place. If he isn’t feeling terrible about the way the pandemic drama is playing out, he should. For the crisis has crossed a dangerous line. Until last week it was a positional problem. It is now a valence crisis. To explain: voters’ views on politics usually divide into two… Read more
A pincer movement threatens the government’s hopes of emerging from the Covid-19 crisis with its reputation intact. One half of the pincer is provided by the latest polls, showing that decline in support for the government is not just continuing, but accelerating. The other half of the pincer is evidence that the government is simply… Read more
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