I know snow was forecast when the launch of the Society for the Preservation of the Seasons was announced on this website only three days ago, but nevertheless I think credit is due, and this week's snowfall owes something to the Society's concentrated efforts. What wasn't foreseen was a bout of flu, which is I suppose as much a seasonal gift as any other. Careful what you wish for, as they say.
What of the climate of opinion after Jeremy Corbyn's speech on Brexit? Will the public mood shift, and enable a space to appear in which pro-EU positions can regain the initiative? I don't suppose that was Jeremy's intention when he called for tariff free trade and so on, since he still at heart remains a Euro-sceptic. But his intervention now does open up new possibilities. I hope they are not drowned out by the media caterwauling which will inevitably precede the next significant House of Commons vote on the matter, which Theresa May we are now being led to believe stands less chance of winning. Naturally, as a remoaner, I hope she loses badly.