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Johnson’s obscene behaviour this week confirms the arrival of Trumpian Britain 

The destination may be more dangerous than we yet understand

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: House of Commons/PA Wire/PA Images

Sometimes political events prove so dangerous and shocking that we are compelled, almost through self-preservation, to focus on the immediate developments, and understand only much later how much has been irrecoverably broken and lost. This was such a week.

On Tuesday the highest court in the land found that the prime minister had abused his power, misled parliament, and broken the law. It upheld the earlier verdict of the Scottish judges, who found that the PM had effectively lied to the Queen. If…

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