This is the definitive account of the Brexit referendum campaign and the events surrounding it. It is a remarkable piece of journalism - Shipman, who is the political editor of the Sunday Times, seems to have spoken to everyone short of the Queen. The book is highly detailed, and will no doubt be pored over for years to come by historians and political consultants.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Sunday, 17 December 2017
When Bishop George Bell of Chichester (served 1929-1958) was reported to have been a paedophile, it seemed all too familiar - a senior churchman exposed as an abuser. We'd heard it all before. Then, when a group of prominent lawyers and others formed to protest his cause, it felt like the establishment closing ranks yet again to protect one of their own. But the story did not end there.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Sunday, 22 October 2017
What is the driving force behind the alt-right? The obvious answer is that the alt-right is the modern iteration of traditional American white supremacism. The fact that these guys associate themselves with the symbols of the Confederacy and march with the KKK is something of a giveaway.