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December 2, 2020

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Entry from November 18, 2020

“The Blob has won,” wrote a despondent correspondent of the (London) Sunday Telegraph  the other day. “That’s the end of our dreams of a new, dynamic, independent country.” He was referring to the departure of Dominic Cummings, a close adviser of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who was widely understood to be the latter’s point man in efforts to reform what is sometimes called in Britain (as it is here), “the deep state.” There, it is also called “the blob,” a term coined by Michael Gove, one of Mr Johnson’s cabinet colleagues, to describe the recalcitrant education bureaucracy in that country when he was education secretary. Full Entry


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