How will you feel when Brexit happens in silence? For many that should be a good thing. Lots of people have been desperate to get Brexit done and even more have been begging for a bit of peace and quiet on the issue.

We are in the sweet spot. The stress of the election is over, the worry of food shortages can’t kick in till next year even if they are real, so now we have Christmas. It’s time to eat, drink and be merry.

Isn’t it amazing what people will complain about?

Everything seems bigger and better in America.

As Autumn turns the trees to an oxidised red and the leaves drop to the ground like the end of Adam and Eve’s date night, we all know what happens next. Our hopes of a Sunday morning lie-in are ruined by some fussy neighbour and their leaf blower.

Politics divides people. Left or right? Capital versus labour. In or out?

As any pet owner will know, this is a hard time of year. Our little furry friends don’t understand why we set off fireworks.

The last few weeks in politics have probably been the most bewildering I have known since I’ve been the MP for Dagenham and Rainham.

I am pleased to announce that The Mash Report is back on BBC Two.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.


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