On Monday, the fleet footed El Dom survived the corrida in the Rose Garden to fight and, like many matadors, perhaps to die another day. This afternoon, there will be a new beast in the arena. We can expect a classic display of ground pawing, snorting, feints and head tossing from Boris the Bull as the picadors on the Liaison Committee goad him with questions about El Dom. Bullfighting is a dangerous business and, by the time his favourite bull is herded out of the Committee Room this afternoon, El Dom may have discovered that bull-shitting is no less a perilous fighting style.
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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