Sorry, Cyril, but you've still mucked it up

14 March 2021 - 00:00

Legend has it that when he was a columnist for the Daily Telegraph, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson used to lock himself in a room and shout and fist-pump to work up a passion for whatever it was he was going to write.

I know the feeling. Before writing a column I pick arguments to find out what I might think about an issue. Locked down, I have had sometimes deliberately to provoke my good-natured and wonderful wife into raising her voice at me...

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