Column: Trump, Johnson and the dark side of politics as showbiz

I had the peculiar, but not unfamiliar task this week of writing to a deadline that fell before the outcome of the US presidential election would be known; before the polls had even closed. It’s not my favourite challenge but it is always interesting – looking for something to say the night before that has a fighting chance of still being relevant the morning after.

I’m not best qualified to judge whether or not I managed it. At least the reference to Strictly Come Dancing in the intro is probably timeless.

Read it here: What Trump and Johnson show us about the need to restore a boundary between news and entertainment; politics and show biz.