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Post Truth: the new war on truth and how to fight back, by Matthew d’Ancona – book review

Let’s take back civic responsibility

25 June 2017 · Leave a comment

A ‘post-war consensus’ for the 21st century

In the past, the future was something exciting, not scary.

16 May 2017 · Leave a comment

The Wall Jumper, by Peter Schneider – book review

Fake news had nothing on 1980s Berlin – a place without truth where citizens searched for identity

29 March 2017 · 3 Comments

Vanity Fair

After Blair, two more party leaders have a day in the sun

28 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Blair, Remain and why fact-checkers miss the point

The ex-PM’s speech is a starting point

20 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Clive Lewis, Kremlinology, and the Corbyn end game

Tipping point for Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership?

8 February 2017 · Leave a comment

All Out War, by Tim Shipman: a remainer’s review

Vivid, energetic, gloomy.

30 January 2017 · 4 Comments

Minding our peace and queues

A most unBritish turn of events

19 January 2017 · 3 Comments

What would Rob do? Why The Archers holds the key to understanding what Donald Trump – and Nigel Farage – will do next

An unholy trinity

29 November 2016 · 1 Comment

Electoral reform: one out of four ain’t good enough

The idea of reducing the size of the House of Commons is cynicism masquerading as idealism

15 November 2016 · Leave a comment