It is hard to find any precedent for the path that he has chosen. What furies drive him? Why this frantic activity?
It is not good for the Commons for the Prime Minister to win such easy victories, and may not even be good for Johnson.
The success in procurement and distribution prompts the question of what else we are outstandingly good at.
When his family fell on hard times, education made the difference. Were there to be a vacancy in that department, he would be an obvious candidate.
He attacked the SNP for wanting the poor, hard-pressed taxpayer “to pay for more and more and more”.
Our vaccine success is only likely to be reproduced if ministers concentrate on seeking out the best, not the cheapest, people in any given field.
This book exemplifies the addiction to indignant moralising which blinds so many political commentators to the true nature of their own country.
Johnson the politician laid an ambush for Starmer, inducing him to deny ever having wanted Britain to stay in the European Medicines Agency.
Under pressure of the pandemic, the Prime Minister has gradually discovered how to strike the right note of unadorned sorrow.
Here is a politician educated at Sandhurst and on active service with the Scots Guards in Northern Ireland, not by reading PPE at Oxford.
The former Glasgow MP is now, astonishingly, Governor of Punjab, while his son is getting ready to attempt the revival Scottish Labour.
The unenviable role of humourless teacher trying to discipline an impudent schoolboy was played by the Leader of the Opposition.
As soon as the emphasis shifts from surviving the pandemic to reviving the economy, he will become a key figure.
The questions are posed with a ponderousness that recalls Polonius as his most sententious: too much evidence, too little wit.
Dale’s new volume of brief lives of all 55 Prime Ministers since 1721 brings only some of them to life.