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One of the more unusually foolish UK Conservative ex-ministers came up with this phrase about the ongoing soap-opera of British politics. It is made the more dramatic, or idiotic, by the sudden return of disgraced ex-premier Boris Johnson from his holiday in the Dominican Republic. Sky News, whose tv team were on the plane, reported that the sunburn-red former journalist was loudly booed by other passengers on the plane. But there was no violence.

If you enjoy this sort of picareque suspense, follow it live here. The Sunday Observer view is that this nonsense has gone on for too long already, and insists there has to be a general election.

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