Tag: Boris Johnson

For Americans, who are wont to see everything in Biblical terms, the Arctic temperatures which froze much of their country this week were a punishment from God. (More…)

The phrase “being led by the science” has been repeated like a battle cry by leaders across Europe since the first cases of COVID-19 appeared on the continent in February. (More…)

The UK is heading for a Brexit dreamscape amid talk of deploying the navy to “defend our fish”. (More…)

National populism seems to have been dealt a blow by the defeat of Donald Trump. Yet, like some down-market vampire in a B-grade horror flick, the scourge refuses to die. (More…)

The British right hoped it could ‘remake’ Britain through Brexit. Though its hopes have been exposed as dangerous fantasies, the Tories remain hooked on disaster nationalism. (More…)

The British premier can’t be happy with the results of the US election. Boris Johnson’s fantasy of an Anglo-American pivot away from Europe has been dashed. (More…)

‘Singapore on the Thames.’ Unless you’ve been under a rock, such fantasies of UK 2.0 have been a constant throughout Brexit. (More…)

It wasn’t the Russians – it was us. We did this to ourselves. We decided to dismantle our democracy. With not inconsiderable support from American vested interests. (More…)

It’s not every day that a statue of a human trafficker is torn down by an angry crowd. Perhaps that’s because there aren’t many statues to human traffickers. (More…)