- Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:15 pm
It is good to see Andrew Neil having a bit of a wail about Johnson still refusing to turn up for what is being billed as an epoch-defining roasting.
Of course, even if it happens, it will be nothing of the sort. Questions forwarded beforehand, the luxury of pre-recording and enough bandwidth to make those oh so necessary edits as required by, y'know, those pesky time constraints. Moreover, an electorate which indeed can't spell Pinocchio will be tuned to Strictly Come Popstars On Spice or whatever the hell is gripping the hollowed out husk of the nation's soul this week who will wake up the following morning to headlines which have already been written.
It can't be said often or loud enough, without free and fearless media, we cease to have a functioning democracy.
The bit that still puzzles me though, it how easy it was to completely subvert the conversation. All it took was a couple of bad actors.
Jack believed in the inherent goodness of humanity, and felt a deep social responsibility to protect that. Through us all, Jack marches on.