The eye could hardly avoid it as Lady Brenda Hale, president of the UK supreme court, delivered the verdict that British prime minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in proroguing, or suspending, Parliament for five weeks. On her right shoulder, catching the light against her dark top, was a large, crystal-covered spider. The brooch was so prominent in the footage from Parliament TV, and the image of the spider so potent as she called Johnson’s parliamentary suspension “void and of no effect,” that it sparked speculation of a hidden meaning—the obvious one being that she’s the spider and he’s her prey. People online jumped in with comments. A t-shirt company quickly mocked up an homage that it’s selling on eBay, and the spider brooch now has a Twitter account. Hale has a well-documented fondness for brooches. In the past they’ve taken the form of a centipede, a frog, a gingerbread man, a fox, a spider’s web, and more. According to the Telegraph, in the past week she’s also worn a “lifelike” butterfly brooch and two different ones in the shape of dragonflies. This particular spider may have just been another in her collection, though it’s not the first time an ornamental pin ha...