Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Politicians, Twitter & the “sneerocracy”

Is Jeremy Corbyn an antisemite? Was Boris Johnson being racist when he mentioned Obama’s Kenyan heritage in that Sun article? I’m not convinced about either case. To be honest, I wasn’t even outraged by that infamous poster of refugees that … Continue reading

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Referendum day

I never expected to be in this position. Six months ago, I would have put myself in the 100% Remain camp. It simply wouldn’t have crossed my mind to vote the other way. But this morning, as I set off … Continue reading

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The new capital

I spent most of last weekend walking and cycling around central London. A chance to get reacquainted. Strolling along the Embankment was a joy, but only as long as I didn’t let my eyes linger on the anonymous towers that … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson, history man

Writing a biography of Churchill is the next step in his campaign to convince everyone he’s prime minister material. Richard Evans shakes his head: Anyone who has the time or energy to press a couple of keys on a computer to look … Continue reading

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