I’m spending 36 hours in Brighton at a conference, hence why no profound analysis of EU politics has been posted here today! 🙂 In short, it’s annoying to be away from home, from Helena, and staying in a grim hotel that smells of cigarettes and cooked breakfasts. But on the other hand it has been one of those majestic days at the British coast with the autumn gales sending the waves pounding against the coast, and the smell of salt in the air. It would be so good to live at the seafront, but I don’t suppose that will ever be possible. There are not too many centres of EU politics based in seaside towns!