Weekly Wrap-Up : DICKTATORSHIP

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 do, to be considerate, often to a fault. I always try to see the opposing…

Read More

ALL HALE BREAKS LOOSE : Supreme Court UNANIMOUSLY Declares Prorogation Illegal, Null and Void

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 Supreme Court judges. This, despite them all having differing opinions on politics, the application of…

Read More

CONTACTS, CONFERENCE AND CONFLICT : PM In New Scandal, Labour Lose Plot

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 Parliament, and whether or not it was legal. If they rule that it was illegal,…

Read More

Weekly Wrap-Up : PANNICK! AT THE DISCO

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. It was subjectively hilarious / infuriating, and at the very least a pretty dire diplomatic…

Read More

DAVE OR ALIVE : Cameron Launches Attack On Johnson, As Does Luxembourg (!?)

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 our politicians for showing us that we can, indeed, still be incredibly surprised. Not only…

Read More

Weekly Wrap-Up : Null and Void?

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 expected, this week threw up a few curveballs that no-one really expected. Least of all,…

Read More

Courting Danger : Scottish Court Deems Proroguing Unlawful

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 and ruin it, didn’t they. Yesterday, just as things started to get back to normal…

Read More

Mission Impossible : Prorogue Nation

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. The good news is that, after a week of high drama, high tension and despair…

Read More

Weekly Wrap Up : Well, It’s Not Going Very Well, Is It?

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 of what happened. Links to earlier blogs in subheadings. MONDAY Boris started the week off…

Read More

ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION : Boris Loses Vote On No-Deal, Also Denied Election

“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 Johnson-led government. Yesterday, they used this time to pass a Bill through the House of…

Read More