This is Iain Martin’s weekly newsletter, exclusively for Reaction subscribers.

It is the Sunday after the Saturday, after the Friday, after the long night before, and you have probably had enough of the UK general election by now. If you are in Britain and were watching the television coverage that means you had to watch 27 hours of Alastair Campbell, the former Labour spin doctor and now full-time podcaster, who was on everything every time I turned over. At one point he or a body double seemed to be on different channels simultaneously. Broadcasters, is that necessary?