Incompetent Boris Johnson ripping up his own law, a deal he hailed as a great plan taking back control, illustrates once again the PM never got Brexit done.
What he is doing by planning to override a withdrawal agreement with the European Union, which he signed and Parliament passed less than a year ago, is proving he’s flailing around and is totally untrustworthy.
Jeopardising peace in Ireland, flouting another treaty, is telling the world that his word and commitments are worthless – the dangerously reckless behaviour of a PM playing fast and loose with lives and jobs.
We’ve suffered his failings these past six months over coronavirus, his record on deaths and economic damage the worst combination anywhere on the planet, and now he’s letting the country down again on Brexit.
Britain desperately needs a deal with Europe and not only might Johnson fail to get one but this craziness signals to other nations that this PM cannot be trusted.
Military prison sentences for 13 of the Queen’s Guards charged with reportedly breaking Covid-19 rules at a party near Windsor Castle shows the Army’s tough discipline.
If they were civilians, fines would be unlikely and jail almost out of the question.
But the forces impose the strictest codes of behaviour.
When personnel are sent to war zones and lives depend on teamwork, discipline is vital.
The harsh sentences will be controversial outside the Army. But not so much inside.
England’s Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden were, as boss Gareth Southgate said, naive to break the team’s Covid-19 bubble to meet local women in Iceland.
They should think themselves lucky their punishment is to be sent home and they aren’t Guardsmen.
Because if football took a leaf out of the Army’s book, they might be locked in Wembley’s cells and only let out to paint the pitch’s white lines with their toothbrushes.