The new pin-up boy for a hard Brexit, Mark Francois, sounds no-nonsense. He sounds like he knows what he’s doing. He sounds like Thatcher.
Less than 100 hours to no-deal Brexit and parliamentarians are still prefacing everything with "we should have discussed this two years ago".
The most obvious effect of the Brexit process has been to thaw and reflow various arrangements of power and convention.
Four failed motions, three minute pressers, two resignations, and a government that's looking rather silly.
The hour after the failed vote was a thing to behold, as the House of Commons tried to work out what to do next, on the floor, in real time.
Even ardent Leavers can't quite put their finger on what a successful Brexit would mean for their day-to-day lives. It seems Brexit is a liberation without content, a liberation that consists entirely of feeling liberated.
We are what we eat — so as more and more restaurants close their doors, what does the increasingly bland state of British cuisine say about underlying attitudes?