Susan O’Keeffe: Rules are for fools in Boris Johnson’s school

Irish politicians must ensure that the standards of behaviour at the centre of power in Britain do not become acceptable here

‘Johnson ploughs on, stringing together sentences never before considered in the history of the language, creating an entire new set of meaningless expressions and doubling back on himself without as much as the slightest hesitation.’ Picture: Getty

The Union Jack is flying high right across the United Kingdom. There are notices in every library, outside blocks of flats and on lampposts, organising jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth, the longest serving monarch in the history of the realm.

The power of the monarch has certainly been well diluted over the years, but the idea of one person holding this position for so long seems extraordinary. But then, the Queen always made clear that ...