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Boris Johnson

  • Commentary

    Boris and the Freight of Terrors

    “I absolutely refuse to accept the suggestion that it is some unBritish spasm of bad manners. It’s not some great V-sign from the cliffs of […]

    Mike Small 14th Feb'18 9
  • Commentary

    England their England

    In The Lion and The Unicorn, his great 1940 essay on the nature of Englishness, George Orwell, in Hampstead, as the German Bombers flew overhead, […]

    Peter Arnott 20th Sep'17 36
  • Commentary

    Vaudeville Britain Speaks

      “What does it say about an establishment that relies on fear+ celebrity. It tells us it is in decline, intellectually bankrupt+ out of ideas.” […]

    Mike Small 8th Aug'14 24
  • Commentary

    Celebrating the Spirit of Envy

    What most struck me last week about Boris Johnson’s speech canonising Margaret Thatcher and thereby, paving the way for his own beatification, was how deeply […]

    Alastair McIntosh 2nd Dec'13 25
  • Commentary

    A Union of Poverty

    In the first of our series exploring responses to the White Paper, Mike Small summarises the mood. The week when we saw the launch of […]

    Mike Small 30th Nov'13 15
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