Proroguing Parliament represses political debate on the rule of law, the honesty of government and the non-partisanship of our civil service. It's a kind of soul theft that will leave deep wounds.
In the gathering global gloom -- economic, political, climatic -- try seizing as a sign of hope the gory brutal aftermath to Iran's election. Seriously.
Tories live on, for now, but budget goodie bag won't sweeten consumer confidence.