The way to end a government career is not by being stupid, but by becoming expendable. Meet Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, unassuming, unambitious, always towing the party line. And as of last Saturday, ex-Secretary for Health and Social Care. To be fair to poor Matt, when he got the job in 2019, no-one expected much from the Department… Read moreHow to end a government career
This is what happens when you have the week off, and don’t feel like following the news – the world turns in uncomfortable directions. Where to begin? Let’s start with the one that has the farthest reaching consequences: Arlene Foster, First Minister of Northern Ireland, resigned today. Most famous in Northern Irish politics for the Cash for Ash scandal. Also… Read moreQuo vadis, Ulster?