Whether writing, speaking or negotiating, he puts on a performance which the spectators enjoy all the more because it horrifies the guardians of convention.
Some of us have taken up central casting from The Truman Show – being ogled, googled, zoomed, teamed and even on the odd occasion ‘citrixed’.
Also: fresh woe for Nicola Sturgeon has her husband, the SNP’s chief executive, appears to contradict her evidence to MSPs on the Salmond scandal.
He has secured a ‘mini-deal’ of the sort we were once told Brussels would not countenance – but there is room in the detail for a choir of devils.
He replies that they will be “working alongside EU officials…UK officials will be in the lead there.”
The commonsense presumption must be that he wouldn’t be going at all were a deal not at least possible.
Surely they have seen enough zombie films to know that pumping yet more bullets into a zombie doesn’t work. Fresh tactics, not ‘more powers’, are needed.
This account of three and a half years as a special adviser confirms how trivial and transitory the role can be.
Put your questions to the Eurosceptic firebrand, former Labour MP and newly-appointed Baroness.
Creating temporary arrangements around fishing and other areas may not be ideal, but it is a better option than the prospect of no deal.
The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
The first of a ConHome series this week on Boris Johnson’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Also: true scale of the Irish Protocol’s impact on commerce, and Stormont’s ‘rank incompetence’, show how Ulster unionism needs a refresh.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
The Foreign Secretary is quizzed on whether the Government will bow to US pressure to amend the UKInternal Market Bill.