I reviewed Peter Oborne’s new book, The Assault on Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism, for The Guardian.
A review essay, published at the New Left Review blog, on the history of The Spectator and what it tells us about Britain’s new political elite.
Comment piece on the crisis of trust in British government, originally drafted in October, now shared on the PERC blog.
Article written for The New Statesman, on the problem of rules and behavioural governance in the face of coronavirus.
Essay published by Guardian Review, on the nationalist currents being stirred by the covid crisis.
Column written for The Guardian, on the Trojan Horse of Brexit and Boris, that contains as yet unknown policies and dangers.
Blogpost on the hellish election campaign season, at Goldsmiths Political Economy Research Centre.
Comment piece published in The Guardian, on the election and the end of liberalism.
Column, coinciding with Conservative Party conference, published in The Guardian.
Article published in The London Review of Books, on Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Dominic Cummings.
The LRB has published a round-table of contributions on the current crisis of British politics. I’ve focused on the worrying degree to which the radical right has now pulled away from the rest of the political spectrum, turning against compromise, parliament and Whitehall.
Blogpost for PERC, looking at the propaganda and enforced optimism, which are central to the new Conservative Brexit strategy.
My piece in London Review of Books, on the Tory leadership contest and the lies that it generates.