Swinging His Johnson About

D-Day. Or rather, B-Day. In yesterday’s scorching heat, itself preceded by tumultuous thunderclaps and lightning flashes during the night, the sun set on one era and rose on another. It was a day of drama, tension, and upheaval – everything an important day in politics should be. We said goodbye to Theresa May and welcomed…

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Long Live The King

As I write, it is 1am. It is currently apocalyptic outside. With a torrential downpour acting as the percussion, the night’s sky is a symphony. Regular, pallid illuminations of the garden act as a melody, with the alarmingly frequent forks of jagged lightning skimming across the sky serving as dissonant frills to an already jarring…

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You Swinson, You Lose Some

Well, folks, here we go. Today, we will find out whether our new Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson (it will) or Jeremy Hunt (it won’t). While it is almost certain that the blonde, bumbling BoJo will take office, the question is by how much? Will he romp to victory, giving his no-deal credentials a…

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Parliament’s Slippery Kippers

Ok, slight lie in the title – we’re sacking off this week’s Wrap-Up because it’s eclipsed by what happened yesterday. And to kick things off, yesterday’s story about Boris was pure, unadulterated comedy in the style of The Thick Of It. Our future Prime Minister brandished a kipper, easily the world’s funniest-named fish, atop his…

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It’s Just Not Cricket

What a glorious Sunday of sport we had. So glorious, in fact, that I got a bit excited on Sunday evening and “forgot” to write a blog for yesterday morning. It was incredible, though. Djokovic hammering out a fifth set, tie-break win over Roger “The Todger” Federer (NB: may not be real nickname), Lewis Hamilton…

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Weekly Wrap Up – 05/07 – 11/07

Well this wasn’t really supposed to happen. Last week, it looked for all the world that the Tory Leadership Race was all done and dusted, Boris was going to win, and it would be a mere formality in that he would end up with the keys to No. 10. This week would have had a…

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Trump Takes Aim & Tory Mass Debaters, Pt. 3 – Mutual Mass Debating

In a time where next to no-one is satisfied with the way that our politics is being carried out, last night’s debate carried the extra burden of being practically irrelevant. The vast majority of the Tory membership, who, lest we forget, are solely responsible for choosing either Jeremy Hunt or Boris Johnson to become the…

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Weekly Wrap-Up – 28/06 – 04/07

HOLD YOUR HORSES EVERYONE, THERE IS NEWS. Imagine CHIC’s ‘Good Times’ playing while you read this next sentence. The postal vote for the Tory leadership has now OFFICIALLY BEGUN. Well, this week has been more of the same in the race to become Prime Minister – spending pledges that seem to be plucked out of…

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From Anarchy To Anarchy

Hello everyone! After a brief hiatus, Between the Lines is back in action following the editorial team’s trip to Glastonbury. …And subsequent recovery period. Glastonbury is, by many accounts, the best festival in the world, and this writer is inclined to agree. Having been for the last 9 consecutive years (minus the fallow years), for…

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Between the Lines is Away

Unfortunately, we’re away this week and so won’t be able to give you updates on the Tory leadership race. I know, we’re gutted too. However, we will leave you with this little gem, recorded yesterday. This is the man who will probably be our next Prime Minister. Good luck everyone, we’ll see you on the…

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