With the advent of the third way in the 1990s, it became fashionable in some quarters to declare that the adversarial model of politics was now obsolete – so categories of right and left were no longer needed. But even the champions of a post-political consensus cannot avoid drawing a frontier between themselves and their rivals. Since they refuse to draw it in an adversarial way, they create a moral divide, which does not permit a true agonistic debate. Tony Blair pitted the modernisers against the traditionalists; for Emmanuel Macron, the frontier is between the progressives and the conservatives. … [Read more...] about Centrist politics will not defeat Boris Johnson’s rightwing populism
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Andrew Gimson, the Spectator’s then foreign editor, was also Johnson’s first biographer. He remembers his boss was already being talked about as a contender for the party leadership when Howard – always intended to be a caretaker – stepped aside. “In 2005, Boris found he couldn’t run for the leadership; he had been shown to be too unreliable. It was his connection with the Spectator that did for him. He hated the fact that [David] Cameron won, but he had got himself in a hopeless position with Petronella, where he couldn’t keep everybody happy,” Gimson said. … [Read more...] about Laughter and lies: Johnson’s journey from journalist to MP
What can I do if my airline won't pay out? Do I have to accept vouchers? If you're on an EU flight, which is any flight leaving the UK or any flight with an EU carrier that lands in the UK, you're entitled to a full refund or alternative flight if yours is cancelled. … [Read more...] about More than eight in ten Ryanair passengers still waiting for refunds, says Which?