Monthly Archive: January 2022

A Lopsided Union

Following its inquiry into the future governance of the UK, the Constitution Committee of the House of Lords has published its report: Respect and Co-operation: Building a Stronger Union for the 21st century. In...

Dumped or tolerated?

There weren’t any parties. They were working in the garden. No, he didn’t attend any parties. Yes, he did but he thought it was work and only stayed for twenty five minutes, then an...

A Danglerous Place

This is a fascinating discussion between two former UK civil servants – Alexander Hall Hall, a former ambassador, whose recently published article in the Texus National Security Review, Should I Stay or Should I...

Working…with wine…and lies

Today the prime Minister apologised for the way the Downing Street ‘party’ looked to the public, but of course it wasn’t a party, it was a work event – Johnson said he believed implicitly...

BYOB

BYOB – Bring your own bottle or Bring your own booze. That was the instruction given in an email headed ‘Socially Distanced Drinks’ from Martin Reynolds, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Principal Private Secretary to...

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