There’s plenty of talk about the ‘British Renaissance’ – and no mention of little things like empty shelves and fuel shortages
Experience wonder this autumn as we head for Tory conference, where, according to Lord Frost, the “British Renaissance has begun”. Are you enjoying the British Renaissance? It’s like the Italian Renaissance, only instead of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, there are two guys fighting over petrol on a forecourt in Epping. I suppose both involve a Shell.
Lord Frost now spends most of his time castigating the EU for sticking to the terms of the deal struck by Lord Frost, and for doing so in a way that was predicted by seemingly everyone other than Lord Frost. But ignore all this. I can’t stress enough the importance of trusting deals cut by politicians whose previous experience was in the drinks business. Lord Frost used to run the Scotch Whisky Association, making him easily the most dependable pact-signer since former sparkling wine salesman Joachim von Ribbentrop.
Marina Hyde is a Guardian columnist