In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

The Parrot Returns to Talk of False Gods


When I wrote this, Boris Johnson was entertaining the nation with the question of when a certain photograph was taken. It claimed to show that the nation’s prospective Prime Minister had now made up with his girl-friend after their row. It was therefore safe to vote for him. He was accused of lying (again). The photograph had almost certainly been taken  before the row took place. And people were wondering when would he ever answer the questions interviewers put of him ? In other words, when would he ever tell the truth ? And still it looked as if he was certain to be the next Prime Minister of the UK. But would he be that much worse than either of the two alternatives, the one beside him to the right, or the one opposite to the left ?