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He’s not the messiah. He’s a naughty boy.

I’ve had a week to reflect on the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’, time enough to avoid spoiling it for other people as well as time to ignore the hysteria of the Twitterverse behaving as if resolving the end of the world in Westeros was going to trigger the immediate...

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The beginning of the end of Brexit

Another massive defeat for the PM. Finally can we begin to wind up this awful period in our history? A free vote on No Deal tomorrow to vanquish the ERG ultras. On Thursday, a vote to extend Article 50 because there is no other option left for the UK with this...

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The revolution will not be televised

Remember ‘Boaty McBoatface’? The previous shining example of the will of the people being left to its own devices and conspiring only to make a complete arse of itself. Imagine RRS ‘BoatyMcBoatFace' hitting an iceberg (not hard, it’s an icebreaker) and, as the vessel...

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Bonfire of their vanities

“We need to rid ourselves of the burden of bureacracy and red tape that holds back business and entrepreneurs.” How often do we hear this cliché whenever a leading Brexiteer gets on their pulpit to promise free-trade nirvana? But it’s worth considering what all this...

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