The Prince, the poll and the people

The relative downsizing of election news is likely to freeze the current campaign in aspic.  That ought to help the party which leads in the polls.

Backstop stop stop stop please stop

Ireland risks a hard border, imposed on it by the rest of the EU, if a way isn’t found by all parties of climbing off the self-contradictory backstop clauses.

A Mañana Budget?

Given the resistance of Tory MPs to spending cuts and tax rises, Hammond’s easiest course would be to push any into the future. But this wouldn’t be problem-free…