Trump and Johnson scale new heights of peak bonkers

Think we’ve reached the limit in Westminster and the White House after a week of hurricane histrionics and a reclining Rees-Mogg? Think again

8th September, 2019
The presidential panties were in quite a twist over the imminent arrival of Hurricane Dorian onto US soil, with Trump falsely asserting that Alabama lay in the path of the storm Pic: Getty

There’s a cruel trick that mountains can play on beleaguered climbers. As they ascend, lungs and legs aflame, the summit can suddenly appear dead ahead, heralding an imminent and merciful release from exhaustion.

The climbers picture themselves shortly resting upon their sweaty laurels, partaking of snacks and selfies and anticipating the return journey back to normalcy. But alas, all is not as it seems. The so-called summit suddenly reveals itself to be a...

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