It was the degree ceremony yesterday for Politics at Hull. The picture shows me with some of the British Politics and Legislative Studies (BPLS) graduates. It was a particularly good year in terms of results. No fewer than four of those in the picture achieved Firsts, two of them being prize winners.
The fact that it was the degree ceremony meant that teaching and exams finished some weeks ago. Some people think that therefore this is a holiday period. If only. The period between semesters often tends to be the busiest time of year. This is reflected in light blogging. I am busy dealing with several commitments. I appreciate that British politics is not exactly in a state of quiescence. I plan to blog shortly on the Salisbury convention – where a lot of time is consumed by focusing on form rather than the principle – and on the EU Withdrawal Bill.