British prime minister Boris Johnson has not done a good job at keeping the basics ticking along: food on shelves, workers in factories and offices, chicken in chicken restaurants. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty

Welcome to HMS Global Britain. It’s your captain – Ian “Beefy” Botham – speaking. We’re embarking on a journey to the sunlit uplands of the post-Brexi(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s key adviser Dominic Cummings told reporters: ‘Read Philip Tetlock’s Superforecasting instead of political pundits who don’t know what they are talking about.’ Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Downing Street has come under intense pressure to explain how an adviser who argued that intelligence is linked to race came to work at No 10, amid fr(...)