Hello, the internet. I have something to confess. I sat at my keyboard two nights ago, with a very large whisky in my hand, and tried to write about what I had witnessed in Parliament. I try, in everything I … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up : DICKTATORSHIP
Wow. Wow, wow, wow. Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, just announced that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was illegal. It was also null and void, and “Parliament is not prorogued.” This was a unanimous verdict of all eleven … Continue reading ALL HALE BREAKS LOOSE : Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY Declares Prorogation Illegal, Null and Void
Even the weekends are mad these days. We enter this week with the real chance of it being Johnson’s worst yet since becoming Prime Minister. Either today or tomorrow, the Supreme Court will make its ruling on his prorogation of … Continue reading CONTACTS, CONFERENCE AND CONFLICT : PM In New Scandal, Labour Lose Plot
Since our last article, it’s been a disquietingly calm week. Monday was, yet again, a day of pandemonium and chaos – David Cameron’s memoirs were scathing on Johnson’s political career, and the PM of Luxembourg threw him under a bus. … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up : PANNICK! AT THE DISCO
The older you get in life, the less easily you get surprised. The more experiences you go through, the more one’s sense of bewilderment and excitement at the novel becomes dulled. In a way, therefore, we should be grateful to … Continue reading DAVE OR ALIVE : Cameron Launches Attack On Johnson, As Does Luxembourg (!?)
A quick thank you and welcome to all our new subscribers – great to have you on board! It seems to be an all-too-common way that I start these blogs: What a week. While last week’s utter pandemonium was vaguely … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up : Null and Void?
For crying out loud, I just wanted a nice, quiet rest. Last week was mental, Monday was mental, at least with Parliament prorogued we could have a nice, quiet conference season. But noooo, heaven for-bloody-bid. They just had to go … Continue reading Courting Danger : Scottish Court Deems Proroguing Unlawful
Thank God. It’s over. …Again. Sort of. Yesterday marked the final day of this Parliamentary session, and it was an absolute nightmare for Boris. It was also a nightmare in terms of any lingering bits of respect for our democracy. … Continue reading Mission Impossible : Prorogue Nation
What a week. This has been the World Cup for politicos, the week to end all weeks in the mother of all Parliaments. It will be spoken about, dissected and analysed for years to come. Just quickly, let’s remind ourselves … Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up : Well, It’s Not Going Very Well, Is It?
“We will leave on October 31st, do or die.” So far, it is Do : 0, Die : 3. Johnson has scored a spectacular hat-trick against himself. Two days ago, Parliament voted to wrest control of Parliamentary timetabling from the … Continue reading ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION : Boris Loses Vote On No-Deal, Also Denied Election