It’s hopeless to analyse Johnson’s lawlessness without factoring in the role of the press. The central problem is that he will be widely praised for threatening rule of law by the papers, and anyone who acts on behalf of the law will be attacked.
Given the British constitution is famously unwritten, any meaningful analysis of it needs to include the newspapers and their relationship to the Tory Party and current Prime Minister.
Regarding today’s Sunday Telegraph headline, it’s worth noting that that paper now habitually announces the positions it *hopes* Johnson will take, as if they have already been taken.

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