New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern last month admitted she had given all she had to give, and chose to step back from public life, having, as she put it, “no more in the tank”. In doing so, she set an example and a precedent which others might be very wise to follow.
Imagine a right-angled isosceles triangle laid flat upon its hypotenuse, with two of its angles sharply acute, and the third very nearly obtuse. We must remind ourselves that, in the end, it’s not so impossibly great a leap from the likes of Clarkson to Carrick, when one travels via Tate.
This column usually attempts to find the lighter side of the ongoing series of calamities that have recently come to characterise British political, economic, and social life. But there’s really nothing funny in any of this. I’m sorry, but I’m afraid there’s nothing much to laugh about here.
It's sometimes difficult to feel a great deal of sympathy with the complaints of some of the world’s most pampered and privileged people, which is unfortunate, as it hardly helps to promote the seriousness and urgency of the causes they often support.