Governing countries is a serious business - because the wellbeing of great numbers of citizens depends upon it. But there is no direct relationship between the importance of an activity and the amount of interest it can generate.
There can have been few periods in our modern political history which have witnessed so concentrated a collection of significant moments for our country as we have seen during the last couple of weeks.
It is dangerous to speculate about the experiences of large numbers of people you have never met; but I would be willing to make a small bet that almost all the readers of this column will at some time in the not too distant past have experienced some form of disruption to their travel around Wes
I saw recently a report in one newspaper suggesting that my friend, George Osborne, has begun to write a book about ‘The Age of Unreason’. I haven’t yet had a chance to ask George whether this report is accurate – but various events recently have made me think that he may be on to something.