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What does the Prime Minister do aside from dance around Downing to Girls Aloud?

Answer: Nothing half as fun as Hugh Grant as Prime Minister Hugh Grant, I’ll tell you that.

Did you know that the actual job of t… 294 more words

Public Affairs

My Christmas TV All Planned Out + My feelings about our Queen

This time of year always offers so much viewing pleasure, between repeats of old favourites, to one-off specials, to classic Christmas tales. There is usually something to cover everyone’s tastes. 465 more words

Dawn French

Forget Harmless Eccentricity, the Aristocracy Still Wields Enormous Unaccountable Power

Monarchy and aristocracy are often considered as a single entity by the British public, whether positively or negatively.  Yet they are two very different animals.  Aristocrats have a love-hate relationship with the monarchy. 604 more words

Three very different current Bills affecting general insurance are worth following, with each moving at its own pace

The Financial Guidance and Claims Bill is well-advanced in the Lords – it gets a third reading today – and is due to get to the Commons early next year. 543 more words

Policy

Parliament and the Queen’s Speech

Let’s talk about the queen and Parliament. Why? Because it’ll give us an excuse to visit all sorts of traditional English lunacy.

Sorry, pageantry.

The queen appears in Parliament once a year, to deliver the Queen’s Speech, which gets so many capital letters that even I’ll use them, and I’m an aggressively lower-case kind of person. 2,342 more words

Politics

Austere Consideration

Why does it feel like the Conservative Party machine is dead on its feet? Has it learnt nothing from the abject disaster of Theresa May’s hands-off campaign? 622 more words

Politics

Brexit will continue to be weaponised against Corbyn

The Queen’s Speech has set the tone for the entire parliament; opponents within and without the party will use Europe to disrupt Corbyn’s leadership

For somebody often derided for lacking in political nous, Jeremy Corbyn – in keeping with the general theme of his public reappraisal following June 8th – proved anything but in his positioning of the Labour party vis-a-vis Britain’s exit from the European Union. 2,860 more words