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
I warned you. I warned you all. We all knew that this was going to be an important week but holy f*cking shitballs has it spiralled. This has quickly turned into a battle between democratic sensibility and process versus cynical, … Continue reading FLACCID JOHNSON: Boris’ Power Grab Defeated By Parliament
Right. So. I had every plan of writing a blog this evening (Monday night, to give you a glimpse the glamour of behind the scenes) that was going to outline this week. Tuesday would be mental. Parliament might be so … Continue reading ACCIDENTAL ELECTION: Not Boris’ Fault He Finds Lying So Sexy
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 … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-Up : Settled Dust
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. … Continue reading PARLIAMENT PROROGUED : It’s Just Not Cricket