Last time I tried to take time off completely – sans internet - was my honeymoon. But the Blair coup happened and I ended up filing a cover story from my hotel – which my wife still teases me for. I shall endeavour to make it through the whole two weeks this time, although the hilarious 'crisis meeting after 12 years of failed leftist policies' by Demos (embargoed for tomorrow) tempted me deeply. I shall make only one exception: I shall check this post to see if anyone can recommend some good holiday reading other than the books I haven’t read in the Flashman series (I’m halfway through Flashman and the Dragon now). So that’s it: I’m going cold turkey. See you on August 3rd.