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Budget 2017: What You Need to Know

Forget Thanksgiving, forget Black Friday — hell, forget Christmas. Today — the 22nd November — was the best day of the year (for politics nerds) because our Right Dishonourable friend, Philip Hammond, delivered his second Budget as Chancellor. At least, I think he did. It was hard to tell between …

Theresa May and the Art of Shovelling Horsesh*t

I spent most of yesterday shovelling poo. This is not a metaphor — I really did load up many, many barrowloads of well-rotted manure to be spread on my garden because apparently I’m a bit weird like that. During all of this shovelling, I learned that there is, unsurprisingly, a limit as to how much horsesh*t one person can shovel in one day – but it seems …

I Was a Tory: Then I Got Better

I don’t like making old people sad. But the sentence: “Mr. L, I’ve cancelled my party membership,” did make someone sad. For a long time Mr. L had seen me as promising rising star, with the potential to bring a younger sort of MP onto the benches. And it was …

Theresa May’s 7p Breakfast Menu

When the Conservative party’s manifesto pledged to scrap free school meals in favour of free breakfasts in primary schools, they costed this at £60 million. Across 3.6 million schoolchildren in the UK, this works out at approximately 6.8p per child. We at The Nopebook think this is a completely reasonable …