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Archive for 'Dress Down Bank Holiday'

Friendships across the political divide

This passage comes from Angela Thirkell’s Peace Breaks Out (1946), the 15th or so of her unabashedly snobbish (but addictive) series of novels set in the same imaginary English county as Anthony Trollope’s Barsetshire Chronicles.  It reminded me of the recent furore over Laura Pidcock’s assertion that she could never be matey with political opponents. [...]

Welcoming our new overlords: your predictions

In response to a request for a Dress Down post on this topic – I invite readers to make predictions about the composition of the future leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition’s shadow cabinet.  I also invite speculations about the content of Prime Minister Corbyn’s first Queen’s Speech.
Of course there has already been much [...]