It's been a while. The summer unfolded like a tapestry. In fact, we've been moving from event to event, rolling through history for such a long time, I have no idea where we are in the calendar. April, I think.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say that these emails will return.
Parliament. The virus. Brexit. All of that stuff is happening right now and it's deeply serious.
It's just that when the Parliamentary schedule is announced for next week, it's very, very hard to get excited by any of it. There is a lot of admin and housekeeping going on. On Monday, there are motions to reappoint the same person as Electoral Commissioner and other posts. Yep. That kind of excitement.
Where measures are coming in, they're not announced in advance. Local lockdowns, travel corridors, Brexit negotiation breakdowns (although they can be predicted, I suppose). It's all done on a rolling, ad hoc basis.
You don't want an email in your inbox every week that says that I don't know what is going to happen. You probably don't want this one in there either, if I'm honest with myself. Apologies.
This is just to say that the regular weekly email will return. At the very latest to preview the Party Conferences. Long term readers will know how much I love Party Conferences. They're when parties all really show who they are and what they believe in. It's pure ideology. Anyway. We'll get to that shortly.
For now, thanks for being there.
Peace and love,
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