Taking Control: Sovereignty and Democracy after Brexit

Written 24 April 2024 I read this some weeks ago and have been meaning to put some thoughts down on it. The writers are people I came across on Twitter and podcasts during the long, interminable Brexit wars of 2016-20. They were among the few decent commentators I found on the whole sorry spectacle, certainly ahead of any elected politicians, mainstream SW1 think tankers or media journalists, largely because they had a coherent analysis of the nature of both the EU and the UK and the relationship between the two. Analysis is the key word really. There were few on...

Ulysses (2)

Written 18 April 2024 I’ve now finished my second reading of Ulysses so some more thoughts. Approach I got myself a copy of the 2022 Oxford edition with the introduction by Jeri Johnson. This seemed like one with enough notes, explanations and a good foreword to be useful without being unwieldy. It also includes a map (which is not very legible to be honest) and the two schema. It’s got lots of typos in it as it basically replicates the 1922 edition as actually published. It could be easier on the eye print-wise but it’s a nice book. In parallel...