The hacks of Fleet Street are feeling betrayed by the politicians this week. Gone are the days when their boss was welcome at Number 10 through the back door. They can’t hack phones, buy senior cops a bottle of scotch at Christmas to keep them sweet or even take them out for the occasional slap up meal.
There are events all over the UK today as part of heritage open days. Churches and museums will be opening to the public and historic houses that aren’t usually open. The weather doesn’t seem great, but I might see how it goes and find somewhere local to go. The Oak House at West Bromwich is a good choice.