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Inside Politics: Boris Johnson plays it ice cool over TV no shows

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Adam Forrest
Friday 29 November 2019 08:53 GMT
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Satirists have revealed the finalists of the Turnip Prize – a spoof on the Turner Prize designed to reward people who “created something crap … using the least amount of effort possible”. The nominees include an egg box, a pair knickers with a burnt hole, and Thomas the Tank Engine stuck in a saucepan. Maybe we could squeeze Boris Johnson’s 2019 election campaign onto the list? It’s certainly been full of crap, and delivered with the least amount of effort possible – with the PM appearing keen to avoid TV appearances wherever possible. Perhaps the ice sculptures that stood in for Johnson and Nigel Farage at last night’s C4 climate change debate should win some kind of proper art prize? They were the star performers, after all. I’m Adam Forrest, and welcome to The Independent’s daily Inside Politics briefing.

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