This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
May 6, 2021
When a scandal comes along, one expects it to involve some combination of sex, drugs, gambling and alcohol, maybe a murder or three. Without those juicy elements, what’s the use in having one at all?
There’s no point asking the Brits, because we prefer to be understated even when it comes to our scandals. Back in my homeland, the story of the week has centered on a sofa and matching set of rugs.
They’re calling it the “Cash for Curtains” saga, so not even the name is all that thrilling. Even so, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being accused of “sleaze” and “cronyism” due...