Interviewer Antonello Guerrera also asked Mantel about Johnson, and whether she agreed “that he has a much more complicated personality than the stereotyped ‘Brexiter/buffoon/etc’”.
Mantel, who attracted criticism for her story on a previous prime minister, The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, said: “I have met him a number of times, in different settings. I agree he is a complex personality, but this much is simple – he should not be in public life. And I am sure he knows it.” More here.
I could write such a long article about what is happening in the UK at the moment, but I don’t have the time. Look out for a new podcast episode at some point- I speak (rant) quicker that I write.