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,...