Weekly Wrap-Up : Settled Dust

Ok so here’s the thing. I recently wrote an article that was, by far, the most-read, shared and engaged post that Between the Lines has posted so far. And it’s not hard to see why – things are a teeny weeny bit tense at the moment. Which is an understatement that equals, “Roger Federer is…

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PARLIAMENT PROROGUED : It’s Just Not Cricket

This has been a truly incredible year for sport. Not only did we have an all-English final for the Champions League, we also saw a truly magnificent Wimbledon final, a brilliant Women’s World Cup and Tiger Woods clinch the Masters. But nothing, nothing, compares to English cricket. One thing that I adore about cricket is…

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Avengers: Assemble

Right now, Jeremy Corbyn might be feeling a little bit like Captain America. No, the irony that Captain America was basically created as a pinnacle of capitalist America and Corbyn is a staunch socialist is not lost on me. Yesterday, Corbyn chaired a meeting of all of the leaders of political parties (other than the…

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Brexit Be Thy Name

One week to go. One week until Parliament returns and the proverbial hits the fan. Boris’ Premiership is still very much in its infancy – he’s only had the job for a few weeks, after all. Usually, this is still the “honeymoon” phase for a new Prime Minister. Supporters would normally be rallying around their…

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Weekly Wrap-Up: BoJo Does Europe

Well, it was going to happen eventually.  The former Foreign Secretary who extended a UK citizen’s jail sentence in Iran through flippant remarks, who called women who wear hijabs “letterboxes” and described black people as “picaninnies” with “watermelon smiles” went to Europe as our Prime Minister and primary diplomatic figure. And… erm… actually, it wasn’t…

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T-Minus Two Weeks

It’s quiet. Too quiet. Yes, sure, there’s still plenty of discussion going on around Boris, Brexit, breaking up the Union and some general buffoonery, but it is, ultimately, still very quiet. To be fair, there’s a reason for this – Parliament is currently in recess as our MPs deal with constituency issues and take some…

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Chapter Two

Hello folks. I wrote last week that posts from Between the Lines would be a little less frequent for the immediate future. This is with good reason: while there is plenty of bluster and overblown predicting of what’s going to happen RE: Brexit, very little of real note has actually happened. All we’ve really seen…

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