26 May 2022, The Tablet

Judge and jury should have heard the allegations

Gray report and the PM


No matter how much Boris Johnson ducks and weaves his way round the strictures and censures of the Gray Report, his conduct entirely confirms the 1982 judgement of his housemaster at Eton. Johnson “believes that it is churlish of us not to regard him as an exception, one who should be free of the network of obligations which bind everyone else”, wrote Martin Hammond. As an outlook it has proved infectious, seemingly characterising the entire 10 Downing Street and Cabinet Office operation during the Covid lockdowns.

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