Column – We need a great escape from polls in festive season

We’ve finally made it to December. Normally we’d be thinking about Christmas: Christmas past – the nativity story; Christmas present – putting up the tree and decorations, preparing the turkey; and Christmas future – looking forward to exchanging gifts with our families. This year, though, a Grinch threatens to steal our Christmas. I’ll leave it […]

The Leave case is stronger than back in 2016

MY friend showed me a photo and said: “Here’s a picture of me when I was younger”. I said: “Every picture of you is when you were younger”. I can only apologise for beginning this article by shamelessly borrowing a joke from the late American comedian Mitch Hedberg. The facts have changed since the referendum, […]

Time at last to deliver Brexit for the people

BACK in 1789, Benjamin Franklin famously said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. If we’ve learned anything in recent days, it’s that Benjamin Franklin was a wise man. The Supreme Court ruling, Parliament being recalled, Left and Right berating each other for their respective choices of language, and the perennial […]

It’s not just the backstop Boris: