e’re all set for a grand show of splendid isolation tomorrow. William and Harry will keep their distance at their grandfather’s funeral procession, walking separately on either side of a cousin. And the Queen will sit at some distance from the others at the service. Dignified detachment appears to be exactly what’s needed in Her Majesty’s Government. A sleaze watchdog chief has bemoaned the lack of “boundaries” between civil servants and the private sector. The lack of boundaries between ministers and the private sector is under intense scrutiny too – after it emerged that Matt Hancock has shares in a company winning NHS contracts.
Inside the bubble
Political editor Andrew Woodcock on what to look out for today:
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