For weeks now I have been preparing a newsletter for Reaction subscribers on the denouement of the Brexit negotiations. And for weeks they talked on, with the British and EU negotiating teams trying to get a deal over the line, the political equivalent of a final push by the forwards in rugby with 79 minutes gone on the clock after 37 phases of play. It is close, apparently.

So, while we wait for a result, the Reaction team is delighted to present our 2020 awards.

The fiendishly complex judging process, conducted via Zoom, must remain a secret, I’m afraid. The judges insist on privacy. We have opted for a policy of zero transparency.

Politician of the Year