The Times, October 9, 2019
In a packed field, this emerges as the front-runner for the title of worst intro of the year. I am sure the sub was not to blame – this writer is in second, third and fourth places too. But someone has to say to him that this would disgrace an eight-year-old. Writers who think they can write are a menace, and if they are treated as untouchable they get worse.