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Reader, I promise thee here such things, which ordinarily promised, doe seeme to challenge the greatest attention, and I lay them here before thine eyes, whether thou regard the dignity or profit of the matter treated of, or the right method of handling it, or the honest motive, and good advice to undertake it, or lastly the moderation of the Authour.

A cabal of its enemies

A cabal of its enemies

Hercules diverted a river to clean the Augean Stables, so a Hard Rain is quite a modest response. Still, it will have to be a very hard rain ...
Of the Difference of Manners – 2

Of the Difference of Manners – 2

Continuation from: Of the Difference of Manners By MANNERS, I mean not here, Decency of behaviour; as how one man should salute another, or how a ...
Things they won’t do with the British Constitution

Things they won’t do with the British Constitution

A stonking majority does not give power to abolish democracy because even the most loyal MPs will not contemplate that.  Margaret Thatcher ...
New world-teachers needed

New world-teachers needed

Let us go out into the world and make it a better place. Now is the time, or it will be lost to knaves and fools. Conservative-minded folk do not ...
A system failing in the middle

A system failing in the middle

Two types of failing constitutional systems attract overstretched metaphors, for which I should apologise in advance. The first is built as a, ...
Quite enjoying the Cancel Culture, actually

Quite enjoying the Cancel Culture, actually

An empty diary. Everything is cancelled – cultural, sporting and social events, even those due after the lockdown must have finished: no ...
The Constitution, mice and “yes but”

The Constitution, mice and “yes but”

The word “reasonable” is an enemy: it acts as a codeword opening any decision to challenge. Parliament may think that it is creating ...
4 years ago we voted

4 years ago we voted

Four years, eh?  It seems like another world, and who knew where we would be four years thence? Four years ago, on 23 June 2016, after the ...