The Brexit saga is coming to an end. In days, possibly but certainly no more than a week or two, the UK must break free of its 47-year membership of what was once called the Common Market but has now morphed into a would-be superstate, aka the European Union.
The national lockdown may be ending next week, but the plan to introduce a toughened-up three-tier system to replace it does not sound like any meaningful let up in the devastating restrictions the country faces. Indeed, coming just before Christmas, it will be a hammer blow for shops and restaurants.
There is always an issue when an adviser obtains a public profile which competes with their leader. From Thomas Cromwell to Dominic Cummings, it almost always ends suddenly, but this time there is one significant difference – the public is deeply invested.