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Berlin – 30 years

Berlin – 30 years

The wall fell 30 years ago today; the most monumental event of an extraordinary year of freedom – 1989. The news should be wall-to-wall, ...
Selecting the select few

Selecting the select few

Meetings come in a few briefly described types: those where the result is stitched up beforehand and the members are a rubber stamp; those of high ...
The rule of lawyers

The rule of lawyers

The number of times I have touched on the problems of judicial review since the Supreme Court’s wild prorogation ruling is matched only by ...
Bizarre self-defenestrations

Bizarre self-defenestrations

The election campaign has only just begun and is already looking like the most bizarre one in living memory. We expect the howls of faux-outrage ...
Dark times and better times

Dark times and better times

Treason is never far from us. It may come with an explosive blast – we have seen too many of those in latter years – or it may come ...
Honest, Georgian elections

Honest, Georgian elections

The vigorous elections of the Georgian Age are a matter of legend and literature: the riotous county elections, the backroom nod in the pocket ...
101 Uses for a Dumped MP

101 Uses for a Dumped MP

With happy abandon, many MPs are abandoning the Commons, before they are kicked out on their backsides by a relieved, vengeful electorate. Those ...
The whirligig of time brings in his revenges

The whirligig of time brings in his revenges

Why, ‘some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon them.’ I was one, sir, in this interlude; one ...