The political order

I sometimes feel that perhaps I am unduly pessimistic about the current political order – the taint of corruption, the fact that nobody apparently wants to be Cabinet Secretary because they know that it is now a job in which they will be blamed for the mistakes of ministers and abused by the press, elements of which are now on the payroll of government, the contracts which are given out without competitive tender to special advisors, the ripping up of planning rules; and then I read something which puts it better than I could:-

https://amp.economist.com/britain/2020/08/08/boris-johnsons-horrible-house-of-lords-list?__twitter_impression=true

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