But the interesting thing about the P³ is always exactly why he’s barking:
What will he decide? This man is a total egotist, apparently devoid of empathy, guilt or conscience. He will, I am sure, choose delay. People like Johnson always think ‘something will turn up’. This time it won’t. People will die though. and this time maybe that will, to use the commonplace term, ‘cut through’. It needs to. And if he delays Johnson and his colleagues will then need to be held to account. We have suffered too many politically imposed deaths in this country. I sincerely hope we do not do so again.
OK, so that’s the sort of person that democracy ends up putting in charge. Which gives us two possible solutions to the problem of ending up with such running our lives. Either we don’t have democracy or we don’t give democracy much power over our lives.
The P³’s solution is that we must have more democracy, more political involvement in our lives, and that the democracy must have more power over us as well. And to insist on more of the system while insisting the results are terrible, well, that’s barking, innit. Even, possibly, Upminster.