IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Scots man in the sunshine of south east England must be broiled a healthy puce.
Halcyon days here in Oxford, the smouldering sun drying up the Isis, and nights full of fever dreams, most recently of being pursued through an Escher landscape by a brass minotaur.
Otherwise, I creak on, with joyfully few thoughts on any political topic to speak of. Most of my emotional energy is going into avoiding swampy jugs of Pimms, enthusiasm for which is the English's most inexplicable, and most revolting summer passion. Substitute a beaker of gin any day.
After these languorous few weeks, Michael and I thought we'd ease ourself gently back onto the podcasty scene with this special edition, focussing on the Impending Windsor, the Regal Sprog, the Sovereign Wean. We discuss the historical background of the birth, the long and rich monarchical traditions we enjoy in these islands, and the full implications of this anointed little life for the ever-thorny independence debate. You can listen to our extended disquisition here, visit via iTunes, or download it for later delectation.