I put for the general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power, that ceaseth only in death.Thomas Hobbes
There is little in the business conducted in the Palace of Westminster and the surrounding offices, ale-houses and dark corners which is not in the nature of a grotesque performance more suited to the Comedia dell’ Arte, but of this performance comes the government of the nation. Sovereignty is indivisible (and entrusted to an three-headed assembly consisted according to the laws of the Constitution in Monarch, Lords and Commons) but the great authority exercised each day and over which those contending with and for power struggle amongst themselves is in the multitude of levels of delegated authority which, notwithstanding that they are not the Sovereignty itself, exercise power amongst the subjects of the state almost as great in effect.
Therefore on these listed pages and related blog posts I should endeavour to cast an eye on the Comedia so performed, and with it see the privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
(Too absurd it is perhaps to have included many articles as yet, but from 2019 we have: