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Sunday 21 July 2019

Editor’s voicemail

This is not normal

The character of Johnson and Trump is clear. The language we use about them should be too

By David Taylor

How do you measure character? How important is language? What are we for as journalists? And what are our politicians for?

What are we entitled to expect from those politicians – and what should be expected from us, as engaged citizens in a democracy?

I’m hoping we might end up somewhere uplifting, but I can’t promise.

Editor’s voicemail (6:42)