It isn’t rocket science. Governments smuggle out announcements on the last Friday of August, when parliament isn’t sitting, for an obvious reason. They want to bury bad news – usually very big bad news specially saved up for this very day of supreme national inattention.
Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.