Clarifying moments

Sunday National, 8th May 2022. One reason I like elections is they are clarifying moments. Or ought to be. In life, it is all too easy to fall into an echo chamber. If you work with people with similar views, live near folk who mostly seem to share your values, if you consume only media … Continue reading Clarifying moments

La Reine, le veult

Sunday National, 1st May 2022. “La Reine, le veult.” The Queen wills it. When Westminster is prorogued, the monarch sends a deputation of peers to grant her royal assent to all the legislation which has navigated its way through the Lords and Commons during the parliamentary session. When the clerk utters the traditional Norman French … Continue reading La Reine, le veult