The Devilish Mr Cummings

(fiction) Ah, Mr Cummings. I must confess, my dear reader, a certain level of admiration for our neoteric inquisitor. He has - unbelievably I know - been in post a mere one hundred and seventy-three days. In this time we have experienced the first Johnson administration, famous for suffering fifteen defeats in its first fifteen … Continue reading The Devilish Mr Cummings

Boris Johnson’s Path to a Majority

Hope drives all sorts of things - belief in God, belief that tomorrow will be better than today, belief that there is a technological or policy solution to humanity's existential problems. It makes you see yourself at a far off future dinner party, telling your eager friends how you got that amazing job you always … Continue reading Boris Johnson’s Path to a Majority

The Beast

From the sooty shanties of Kensington to the overflowing burial mounds of Hyde Park, all one hears of in London today is The Beast. This flesh-eating Lusus Naturae, currently overflowing both the underground network and the world's oldest functioning sewage system, is even the maxime popularis of tight-lipped respectable ladies in what is left of … Continue reading The Beast