The revolution will not be televised

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...
Bonfire of their vanities

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...
Cometh the hour, cometh the Pencil!

Cometh the hour, cometh the Pencil!

Theresa May’s lonely walk across a dark, windswept Downing Street was a potent symbol of the extent to which she is now a hostage to events she cannot control.  Instead of making the Brexit deal announcement from inside the Cabinet Room, surrounded by the collective,...
The last hurrah. But nobody is cheering

The last hurrah. But nobody is cheering

It’s hard to believe that there was ever a time before Brexit, when progressives like myself would routinely rail against the bad faith and dishonesty of the Tories and their blasted austerity policy. But yesterday’s Budget rolled back the clock to the...