There are times, and this holds true despite the constant cravings of the news cycle, when not much is going on. Easter provides an ideal opportunity for Very Little To Happen, a long weekend when almost everyone in public life ducks for cover, certain in the knowledge that busy times are ahead and this may be a last chance for a moment or two in peace and seclusion.

Some, however, take advantage of this hiatus to promote their own causes:

Safran "crucifixion" offends villagers