OFF WITH THE OLD, ON WITH THE NEW
Item 1: Not so much a night of the long knives, more the morning of the guillotine. Never have so many ministers been culled in one day than by Boris this week. This is a BIG CHANGE.
Item 2: In comparison, the loss of a single bowlswear supplier might not seem so terrible. Emsmorn, which closed its doors gracefully this week after 37 years, cited a reduction in customers and a big hike in overseas production costs. In the world of bowls this too is a BIG CHANGE.
Item 3: The Markle effect. Yes Meghan Markle has become a fan of lawn bowls after watching people playing from her window at Frogmore Cottage on the Queen’s Windsor estate. The entranced Duchess chatted to players from the Royal Household Bowling club next door to her home.
This could be THE BIGGEST CHANGE OF ALL. Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams told the Daily Express: “One day someone will be a bowls champion because of what Meghan said.”