Today is the day!

Everybody in the UK is out in the streets today with banners and flags showing the Union Jack and shouting about the glory of freedom once more. People are outwardly showing signs of joy and happiness, singing stirring songs of freedom and revolution. The UK is free of the shackles of the tyrannical EU, all that bureaucracy and control, oppression …

Boundaries of political class have been washed away

I don’t want to bore you all with more blurb about the general election, suffice to say I think you will all know that there has been an unprecedented result with labour having its worst performance since 1935. Boris Johnson gained a majority of 80 in the new parliament, the highest since Margaret Thatcher in 1987. If you are a …

Isn’t this fun!

Isn’t this fun, a general election, that time in the political schedule when politicians attempt to make out that they are like the rest of us. They wander around the country trying to remember what the price of a pint of milk is, kissing available babies and getting shouted at by the hoi polloi in the streets. Rather unusually, I …

The Wild Wild West

Well against all the odds again Frankenstein’s Monster has demonstrated he can do incredible things. A deal finally after all this time, but hang on a sec, didn’t Theresa the Bruce have a deal last October and then it all came tumbling down. This time surely, it’s different, with the backstop gone, all those Tory MPs who wouldn’t vote for …

Here we go again…

Well, here we go again. I would like to say there is a sense of Déjà vu in the air, but if I am totally honest it feels a lot more ruthless. This time around, things feel more focussed and it appears increasingly likely that Brexit will happen on 31st October. The sides are if anything more entrenched, but that …

Brexit Update

Wow – yet another couple of weeks of unprecedented, incredible scenes in the UK Parliament.  It is dangerous to take your eye off events even if you are getting to the stage where Brexit is the sort of word that stimulates the emergence of hives and breathlessness merely at its mention. Please accept my apology for the interval since my …

Boris Johnson’s First Fortnight

So Boris, our Frankenstein’s Monster, beat the sly old fox, some might say a victory of beef over brains?  To assume however that Frankenstein’s Monster is a buffoon as his image has often portrayed is probably naïve.  This is an individual who went to Eton with all the other ‘Nobs’ and even amongst them all, he supposedly claimed he aimed …

It’s the holiday season!

Hooray – it’s the holiday season!  We can all forget our woes and fly off to sunny Spain where we eat egg and chips in a place we don’t normally eat egg and chips (does anyone actually eat egg and chips anymore?).  We can forget about all of our day to day problems and soak up the sun, maybe for …

No-Deal Brexit

The ex-civil servant responsible for Brexit up until March, Philip Rycroft, came out at the weekend and told us all yet again that a ‘No Deal’ Brexit would be “fraught with risk”. Many commentators, politicians and business leaders have suggested that it is tantamount to a catastrophe that will cost the UK billions and set our economy back twenty years …

‘Frankenstein’s Monster’ and ‘The Fox’

Like most of you, I haven’t had a lot to discuss regarding Brexit over the last couple of months, and if I am honest I have been pleased to bury my head in other tasks as the Brexit situation doesn’t appear to be evolving at present.  Now however I feel it is imperative that I start to ensure that our …