Boris Johnson’s government may be a barely competent chumocracy, but I can assure you that if you’re a journalist covering UK politics it is the gift that keeps on giving.

There I was on Friday morning, wondering what on earth I was going to write this column about. (Anything but Covid!) Then my news alerts started pinging like crazy. The health secretary had been caught on CCTV in a passionate kiss with his adviser and old university friend Gina Coladangelo at 3pm in early May in the health department offices...

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