This is the weekly newsletter from editor Iain Martin for Reaction members. One of the best explanations I’ve heard recently for the continued Tory lead in the opinion polls is that most voters do not like to think about politics much between elections. They, we, were forced to think about it too much during the Brexit civil war. At the peak, Brexit was forever on the television and radio, proving by turns annoying, exciting, boring and sometimes traumatic. Voters may have resented the perpetual intrusion, a pollster suggested to me the other day. When a Brexit deal and a general election settled it in late 2019, this was a chance for non-obsessive voters to tune out or turn off until about 2023. Boris Johnson had won his election, so let him get on with it. Then the guy had a pandemic to deal with.