I suppose we should call it the second English revolution. Just as you thought the events of the first English revolution mid-17th Century were ancient history, they come right back into focus.
Labour will surely lose any general election, and Tory prospects are a gamble, but there is a general agreement the SNP will triumph.
Much as weather forecasts are often about things getting hotter than ever, so political news seems to break records in heated lunacy.
The SNP is best understood as the IRP – the Independence Referendum Party.
The elastic of British politics is pulled and is about to snap painfully back into the nation. We could be voting before October 31 – snap enough?
Dear Jeremy Corbyn,
Bojo’s tour of the provinces could have gone worse – possibly. He offered a bribe to Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast so small (£300 million between them) that it barely registered. Where leaders sought clarity on No Deal, he offered bluster.
Boris Johnson once said a column consisted of a few jokes and paradox. If the joke is Boris, then the paradox is that by achieving high office, he diminishes it.
The Cricket World Cup drama on BBC radio was bliss.
In 1985 I flew from Dublin to Boston return for £400. If I did it today, it would cost a bit less.