There’s something thoroughly un-British about spontaneously bursting into applause

11th September 2019 ‘If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands’ is a hideously repetitive nursery song many of us were brainwashed with as children – which perhaps explains the spontaneous applause when Speaker Bercow resigned in the House of Commons earlier this week.  Ultimately, it is a mass behaviour. Watching Bercow’s resignation at home, [...]