1 February 2020

Last night, 31 January, the UK’s last night as a member of the European Union, I ignored the evening news channels for the first time for many years. Television sets, now being much larger, are easy targets even for someone with a weak throwing arm. More to my taste was this brilliant, bitter judgement by Ian McEwan in this morning’s Guardian: ‘Brexit, the most pointless, masochistic ambition in our country’s history, is done’. I have nothing to add to this except to say that it will take more than magic dust to re-unite the so-called ‘United Kingdom’.