The UKIP leader’s speech at their conference was preceded by the slow march of the Coldstream Guards. What could be more boldly British and stiff upper lip. The clue to answer, “Almost any other tune”, is in its name…Figaro. The tune from an opera that was composed by an Austrian with a libretto in Italian and written by an Italian, set in Spain and based on a play by a Frenchman.
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Peter G Harris is a barrister and was a senior civil servant responsible for advising ministers in the UK on policy and legislation for reforming the civil law and civil justice system. He is now based at Exeter College in the University of Oxford where he teaches and continues to think about the law as an instrument of public policy. View all posts by Peter G Harris