As we anticipate what the fields in 2023 may bring, Andy looks back on the summer of 2022, which produced some extraordinary and complex patterns in the fields, as contentious as ever. Yet there was a notable reduction in numbers and very few events outside of the usual English heartlands. What might this mean for the future of the phenomenon?
[With update note] The seismic decision of Britain voting for ‘Brexit’ has been an enormous social and political shift, leaving many people feeling disorientated. Following his widely-read pre-vote articles, Andy Thomas concludes his unofficial trilogy on the EU vote by helping to make sense of what has happened and takes an impartial look at how we can all survive and thrive in this altered landscape – and avoid some classic divide-and-rule tactics