For Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg, politics is not just a game for privileged people but a catwalk on which they can display their egos.
The French novelist Édouard Louis once wrote that “for the ruling class, in general, politics is a question of aesthetics: a way of seeing themselves, of seeing the world, of constructing a personality. For us it was life or death.” Nothing better illustrates this than the chaos and self-obsession that has characterised the opening days of the Conservative election campaign.
Yesterday it was Jacob Rees-Mogg, apologising profusely for the claim that “common sense” would have …read more
Source:: New Statesman