Brexit was becoming a farce. Now it is turning into a coup | William Keegan

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Johnson may have come to power by legitimate means, but his language and actions in No 10 have been disturbing indeed

I continue to recommend re-reading Joseph Heller’s great novel Catch-22 for those of us who want to avoid being driven crazy by this Brexit farce.

As we are told that the cabinet is operating on a “war footing” and that frantic preparations are made for the austerity and hardship that would follow no deal, my mind goes back to the shortages I witnessed as a small boy during and after the second world war.

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