Irony is far from dead (and hasn’t even been resting)—as two striking recent headlines from the Guardian confirm:
Boris Johnson to warn public to “act responsibly”
Few will welcome this any more than his parenting advice (here, along with “common sense”, another stick with which to beat the plebs). Meanwhile Priti Patel still won’t move on from the fatuous, damaging clichés of “the brightest and best” and “taking back control“.
Critics say Russian vote that could allow Putin to rule until 2036 was rigged
Well who’d have thought it? See also “Vote for us and you’ll never have to vote again“.
And for China, a tagline from Sixth Tone (actually an interesting article):
At best, Sisters reminds viewers that just because a woman’s turned 30
doesn’t mean her life is over.