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Addressing the Rump Parliament


It’s rare that I find myself channelling Oliver Cromwell.

But a three year old’s toilet ing probably means most parents of small children can sympathise with the experience of paternal time spent with smiling little Mr Independent, himself holding forth while enthroned in splendour atop the thunderbox and resolutely committed to a one-man filibuster rather than concluding the Business Of The Day.

When Oliver Cromwell addressed the Rump Parliament, he famously said:

“You have sat too long for any good you have been doing lately… In the name of God, go!”

Couldn’t have put it better myself.

Personal views of a wordsmithing, sartorialist, horn-playing, state school Oxonian dad, rugby ref, recovering politico, and fan of vintage tailoring, Ralph Lauren style, and sharp writing.

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