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24hr Party People

I can’t quite tell you how much of a shambles living in England has been over the last few weeks, if not months and years. Certainly since early-mid January 2022, we have had confirmation of what we always knew: that our leaders are lying, corrupt self-serving pigs. Every day has bought with it a newContinue reading “24hr Party People”

Freedom Day: A Retrospective

So, the Omicron variant is here and the government are in full-on ‘headless chicken’ mode: there was a hurried escalation to ‘Plan B’, Johnson gave a pre-recorded televised address to the nation last night urging people to get their booster shots. It was pre-recorded, you understand, so he didn’t have to face awkward press questionsContinue reading “Freedom Day: A Retrospective”

Sado-Populism and the Politics of Pain

Sado-populism is how society dies In our previous article, Post-Brexit and the Culture Wars, we discussed the concept of nostalgia: specifically, the difference between history and memory. We have also considered Boris Johnson and his American counterpart, Donald Trump, as eternity politicians. This article will focus on particular language and evocations that politicians like theseContinue reading “Sado-Populism and the Politics of Pain”

Boris as Eco-Warrior

There he is, Boris Johnson, our leader in all his splendour and glory: the supposed embodiment of Britishness. Our representative on the world stage. Doesn’t he just make you so very proud to be English? What a sight to behold! Johnson, clueless and maskless – sitting beside Sir David Attenborough, the masked, 95 year-old climate activist – lookingContinue reading “Boris as Eco-Warrior”

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