The Tories are really lucky Coronavirus arrived when it did. They can oscillate between using Brexit to distract the public from their disastrous handling of the Coronavirus pandemic and using their handling of Coronavirus to distract the public from their disastrous handling of the pandemic.
The people with power, money and status hoped things would return to normal. But the pandemic lasted too long.
A recent opinion poll showed that nearly half the population of England and a majority of Tory and Labour voters want England to be independent and that the other nations of the United Kingdom should stand on their own two feet.
The old world we know seems so long ago. We who have been furloughed or can work from home have adapted to a new quasi monastic order where we are allowed out to exercise, attend a doctor or service the economy by buying food and alcohol.
Westminster watching is almost as much fun as Kremlin during the Cold War, and about as likely to produce any understanding of what is going on that corresponds to reality. It’s even harder with the corkscrew straight brain of Boris Johnson and the contorted double helix that is the mind of the man who allegedly claimed the rich are rich because they have better genes.