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Jeremy Corbyn and the Politics of Conspiracy

Jeremy Corbyn and the Politics of Conspiracy

We live in an era where fake news is real, and real news is fake. A recent furor...

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England’s Assisted Suicide

England’s Assisted Suicide

A hundred years ago, the sun never set on the British Empire. These days,...

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The Normalisation of Crime

The Normalisation of Crime

A few years ago, someone opened fire on me in St. John’s Wood. If you’re...

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Equality Is a Flesh-Eating Bug Destroying the Tories From the Inside

Equality Is a Flesh-Eating Bug Destroying the Tories From the Inside

The ripples from Harvey Weinstein’s considerable bulk are now lapping at the...

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The Shipbuilder’s Words

The Shipbuilder’s Words

In the first chapter of Shadows of Empire, a novel I wrote twenty years ago, an...

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Political Lightweights

Political Lightweights

People often complain about the professionalism of politics today, but the truth...

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Our Slippery Prime Minister

Our Slippery Prime Minister

“The lady’s not for turning,” famously declared Margaret Thatcher, and to...

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From Brexit to Breakdown

From Brexit to Breakdown

The United Kingdom isn’t as old as most people seem to think it is. In its...

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A Radical Thought

A Radical Thought

History doesn’t repeat itself. Nevertheless, comparisons between the present and...

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Blair Is Back

Blair Is Back

Tony Blair sought to return to frontline politics last week with a speech to the...

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A Vote to Remain

A Vote to Remain

The polls this morning (June 14) indicate that Brexit will win, and the United...

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7 Stupidest Things Said by British MPs During the Trump Debate

7 Stupidest Things Said by British MPs During the Trump Debate

Monday saw arguably the most asinine debate by British parliamentarians that has...

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Reflections on the English Identity

Reflections on the English Identity

I was standing in Stamford, Lincolnshire on Saturday, admiring as always the...

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Tepee Time in London

Tepee Time in London

Guardian journalist Zoe Williams is worried. “Is the left in Britain still alive...

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