For the Tories, breaking the law is just a sign of strength | Nesrine Malik

Our leaders enjoy indulgent impunity while those they deem to be outcasts face ‘zero tolerance’ and merciless persecution

It is six months into the British government’s calamitous coronavirus response, and almost a year into a regime of U-turns, gaffes and cartoon villainy. Surely, as the failures and violations accumulate, it is only a matter of time before the British public wakes up.

The Tory backbenchers are restive, we are told. The civil service is in open revolt. Why, even the rightwing press has turned, with hostile coverage of both Boris Johnson and his cabinet. They cannot get away with it forever.

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