Danny Finklestein is of course right. Partygate is mind-blowingly stupid and the people responsible for it were unbelievably arrogant. But it’s it’s quite a long time ago now isn’t it? And quite a few people were involved including, it appears, one or two whose job it was to tell us what’s going on.
Those with the “tell the story” brief are called journalists. And yet we’ve had to wait until now to find out about it. Why did none of the partygoers blow the whistle – and much, much earlier? Why did none of the hacks see that they had a story? Was there some sort of omertà applying?
The answer to my last question is obviously yes there was a conspiracy of silence. And it held. Why was that ? People mostly act rationally especially in the golden halls of the rich and famous. The fingers tap the noses. Nudge, nudge wink wink. Don’t say anything old boy – mum’s the word.
And my doesn’t the Johnson Establishment look after him and themselves? They know he’s a fraud – how could they not know? But they also know he has patronage – a peerage in one pocket a well paid sinecure in some bogus public service job in the other.
Finally and perhaps most culpably they neither know nor care about the “little people”. The people with a much loved relative dying in a care home they can’t visit. Those of us who obey the law however uncomfortable for us it might be…
WE ARE THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF ENGLAND AND IT’S TIME TO SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.