Is this a man whose warnings about polarisation, populism and post-truth politics can be taken remotely seriously? A phrase from my youth came back to me on reading But What I Can Do?: “How can we hear what you’re saying when what you have done is deafening me?”
I have played on far more fields that aren’t level than ones that are. What matters is not the lie of the land, but the tea interval and the half-time whistle.
We are better people than Rupert Murdoch and his minions in the media and Westminster want us to believe.