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The worst Prime Minister ever? It’s all of them.

So, Farewell Then, Liz Truss.  In the days following her resignation, it felt almost beyond comprehension that a prime minister could arrive and then leave so soon. 44 days she lasted; her premiership was less than two advent calendars long. Some would say even that was too long. In the future, “Who was Prime Minister […]

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Anti-growth coalition: a sure sign that Truss is in trouble

Loud slogans, lazy generalisations, and an insistence on perpetuating divisions; an all too familiar tool wielded by desperate politicians. Liz Truss’ shiny and insubstantial new phrase does not seem to be an exception.  During her speech at last Wednesday’s conservative party conference, Truss demonstrated once again that she is a politician who defines herself by […]

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Fringe 2022: Rosie Holt, ‘The Woman’s Hour’ Review

When I think of Twitter, I think mainly about arguments between complete strangers, and politicians spouting rubbish, both groups making utter fools of themselves. For those of you not yet acquainted with Rosie Holt, she makes Twitter bearable; a satirical comedian who often succeeds in fooling people into thinking that she is an actual sitting […]

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Boris Johnson’s resignation speech explained

This article was originally submitted on July 7. Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a speech in front of 10 Downing Street at noon following his resignation announcement to Sir Graham Brady earlier today [July 7]. “It is clearly now the will of the parliamentary Conservative party, that there should be a new leader of that […]

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Boris Johnson to resign as PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today told Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, that he intends to step down from his role as leader of the Conservative Party. But Johnson wants to stay on in a caretaker role as prime minister until the Conservative Party choses a new leader to replace him. […]

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Nus Ghani and the conspiracy of silence over Tory Party Islamophobia

The recent allegations made by MP Nusrat Ghani are yet another example of Islamophobia within the Conservative Party. Ghani, who was appointed as a Minister within the Department for Transport in January 2018, claims that she was dismissed from her role due to her Muslim faith. This accusation is the most recent in a long […]

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Is the party over for Boris Johnson?

Boris Johnson could be forgiven for hoping that the new year might bring with it some better luck for his chaotic government.  Towards the end of 2021, he found himself in his weakest position yet, embroiled in charges of sleaze levelled against his government following its botched handling of a lobbying scandal in November.  At […]

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Inside Sunak’s Little Red Box

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an Autumn budget to “level up” Britain, but don’t be deceived: this seemingly generous spending wish-list is the least he can do. Against a backdrop of surging energy prices and rising inflation, Rishi Sunak gleefully posed with the iconic red box before later announcing a budget that will usher in […]