Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Back To Boring Politics?
That is certainly what the revival of the issue of foxhunting would seem to suggest, and that is probably what it is intended to suggest.
My generation thought that politics was boring. As, domestically, it was.
In the 20 years between the death of John Smith and the accession of Jeremy Corbyn, the only domestic policy dispute in England was over foxhunting.
And even that ended in a ban that absolutely no effort has ever been made to enforce.
Once devolution was in place, then Scotland, Wales and even Northern Ireland were scarcely, if at all, more thrilling than that.
Well, politics is certainly not boring now.
But it would suit certain people if politics were to be made boring again.