Journalist, author, and academic.
Charles III is the oldest person to have taken the British crown, meaning the country has already come to know its new monarch very well, both his better and his worse points.
Speaking of Boris Johnson: This was a man who, like Donald Trump, believed he has been grievously wronged. This is a man who, like Mr. Trump, wants to come back.
With her clumsy rhetoric and her propensity for gaffes, Truss stands as an extraordinarily easy target for opposition politicians and opportunistic comedians.
The Queen was of course the product of her times, her heritage, her class and her privilege.
Even before it had begun, the era of Liz Truss’s premiership appeared tainted by the blundering idiocy, the moral complacency and the entrenched dishonesty and cynicism which had blighted Boris Johnson’s time in office.
This is how capitalism is supposed to work, in the raw. It is what the laissez-faire policies of Liz Truss’s supply-side economics are designed to allow.
Given the challenges he faced – and knowing, as we do, those character flaws he’s never sought to hide – could Boris Johnson really have done any better than he did?
One thing seems reasonably certain, in relation both to the country’s economic fate and to this leadership race. Before things get any better, they’re going to get a whole lot worse.
The radical changes in the public recognition of women’s football in recent years – and, most stunningly, at the end of last month – look set to change all that.