Regulatory alignment

Regulatory alignment

The Brexit deal which nobody with any commonsense expected to be reached yesterday fell partially because of a spooked DUP who saw the Irish press and commentariat crowing about an Irish diploamtic coup, and partially because of a concept which is not particularly new...
Brexit – a reflection on an unhappy marriage

Brexit – a reflection on an unhappy marriage

TL;DR:  Brexit is a good thing; we should be throwing a fucking party. The price of freedom is to want for nothing more. We should be ready to walk away from a bad deal. Click To Tweet Hurting Ireland in a no-deal Brexit would be unfortunate, but the UK must follow...
My Reshuffle

My Reshuffle

Either there’ll be a heave now or there’ll be a heave later.  There doesn’t need to be.  There’s still an opportunity for Theresa May to create a strong and stable cabinet and manage the process of negotiation and eventual departure at a time...
Doing a Rees Mogg

Doing a Rees Mogg

Let’s first be clear that if Rees Mogg is the answer, the question has been poorly posed or over-constructed.  He will not be leader of the Conservative Party unless something very stupid happens. His Catholicism, quite apart from making it difficult for him to...