Johnson, Corbyn and Farage are all for ‘the people’ against ‘the elite’. This could end badly | Marina Hyde

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It’s election time – and when three party leaders recite the same populist message, alarm bells should be ringing

Imagine our collective surprise to wake up today and discover that prime minister Boris Johnson wasn’t deceased in a ditch. And yet, we hadn’t left the EU, as he promised, on 31 October, no ifs or buts. Like so many of Johnson’s vows, I’m sure he’d bluster that it was true when he made it.

Alas, as predicted, vast numbers of Britons took to the streets. On the night of 31 October, I myself beheld scores – perhaps hundreds – of small, black-clad and increasingly deranged beings roaming around house-to-house making demands.

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