Tag: Boris Johnson

Chatter #251 – Simon Kuper – Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UK

Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, David Cameron, George Osborne, Theresa May, Dominic Cummings, Daniel Hannan, Jacob Rees-Mogg: Whitehall is swarming with old Oxonians. They debated each other in tutorials, ran against each other in student elections, and attended the same balls and black-tie dinners. They aren’t just colleagues – they are peers, rivals, friends….

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Chatter #240 – Jeffrey Peel: England Lifts All Restrictions, NI Protocol, and the WEF

Jeffrey Peel is a former Conservative politician who worked to try to bring the Tories to Northern Ireland. In the last week, both England and Northern Ireland have lifted their covid restrictions, including the vaccine passports, allowing us all to get back to a little more of a normal life. Despite that, we’ve almost…

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Chatter #227 – Klaudia Fior on Establishment Collapse: Boris, Prince Andrew and Partygate

Is the establishment collapsing? With Boris and Prince Andrew coming under major scrutiny after Partygate, I wanted to talk about whether the establishment might be on their last legs. The real question is will they suffer consequences! Back for round two is Klaudia Fior. Klaudia is a 23 year-old journalist & PR/advertising MA…

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Chatter #224 – Ted Reese: The Marxist Case Against More Covid Restrictions

Ted Reese is a Marxist and the author of: Socialism or Extinction, Humanising Production, and the upcoming book The End of Capitalism: The Thought of Henryk Grossman. In this podcast Ted and I talked through the left wing or “Marxist” case against more covid restrictions, particularly the vaccine passports. We talked about why…

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Chatter #222 [Live] – Gavin O’Toole on Tory Authoritarianism and The End Of Boris?

Gavin O’Toole is a writer and editor with a long background at the UK’s leading newspapers, including eight years at the Observer, six years at the Financial Times, and six years at the Guardian. Has written for Reuters IFR, Al Jazeera, Guardian, Futures and Options Association, Markit Magazine, NACLA, Global Government Forum, Public…

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Malice in Plunderland – a New Kind of Government?

This article was originally posted on 99-percent.org. In British politics, the Left is traditionally associated with ‘big state’ policies and Right with ‘small state’ policies. Recently, several commentators have suggested that Prime Minister Johnson is pioneering a new kind of ‘big state, one nation Conservatism’ – and in effect stealing Labour’s clothes. For…

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