Anti-Brexit Tory Anna Soubry (whose constituents in working class Nottinghamshire voted firmly to leave the EU) sat on her own in the Chamber yesterday. Anti-Brexit Tory Anna Soubry (whose constituents in working class Nottinghamshire voted firmly to leave the EU) sat on her own in the Chamber yesterday. Sir Keir Starmer, Labour’s spokesman, referred to Wednesday’s night’s vote as ‘humiliating’, an ‘accident’ and a ‘debacle’ (pronounced in best Peter Cook fashion as ‘day-bark-ul’).
Perhaps the key will say ‘territory loyal to Brussels’ or ‘in league with Corbynistas’. Early in yesterday’s proceedings (Questions to the Department for Exiting the EU), Miss Soubry rose to her hind legs. Had he been a dog you might certainly have said his ears were pinned back. At one point the Speaker urged him to speak more clearly, adding that although he knew Mr Davis was suffering still from a cold, he hoped he was not ‘mumbling deliberately’. Miss Soubry had not yet left the Chamber at this point and laughed at Mr Paterson, I’d say with contempt.
It must have the best leg room of any auditorium in London.
Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was a leading politician in the creation of the United States.
He was George Washington's top military aide in the fight for independence from Britain and he later helped shape the US constitution.
The rat-a-tat-tat of the rap lyrics makes romantic interludes a little robotic but a touching moment does come when Hamilton and Eliza are reconciled after a family bereavement.
I was expecting the tragic potential of Hamilton's extraordinary life story to be milked for more pathos.
Not since the Old English epic poem Beowulf has there been a work of such prolonged, rippling rhythm as 'Hamilton'.
The best reason for catching this over-hyped American musical – for which some touted tickets are reportedly costing £6,000 – is the energy of its hip-hop rap writing.He's a former major leaguer nicknamed "Nails" and an ex-con hustler who made (and lost) millions, but none of that could have prepared Dykstra for his friendship with the wild-man actor, who he alleges is a dangerous criminal about to be taken down by the Feds.It's the multi-award-winning American hip-hop musical with the most successful run in Broadway history.It frequently surprises me that Sir Keir is so uninventive with words. Can he really have been a top lawyer or does the modern law press all the flair out of them?Mr Davis was more philosophical, languidly saying the Government was still thinking how best to respond to the vote.Giles Terera is almost too engaging as Aaron Burr, Hamilton's friend and later foe.