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Boris Johnson’s Conference Speech: from The Who to Larry the Cable Guy

The song playing immediately before and after Boris Johnson’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference, my fellow music nerds might have recognised, was The Who’s Baba O’Riley. It…

On “Optics” – and a visit from the Vice-President of the United States of America

West Yorkshire Police have issued a statement to distance themselves from the Prime Minister’s decision to use a visit to their facilities to make a political speech. Statement…

Boris Johnson’s Victory Speech

Boris Johnson has just won the Conservative Party vote to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister. What tone did his victory speech set? What might we expect of…

Against “Style vs Substance”

There’s a fascinating “long read” in today’s Financial Times: “How Oxford University shaped Brexit – and Britain’s next Prime Minister.” (“Gift” link) Its author, Simon Kuper, discusses how…