Written by

Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu

Front Page Favours, Bungs and Relief: More Details Emerge of Press’ Cosy COVID Relationship with Government

, 1 March 2023
More evidence emerges that, while Boris Johnson’s Government stepped in to prop up his old employers in the press during the pandemic, the favour was returned with helpful coverage

The Real Trojan Horse: Beware Russians Bearing Gifts

, 25 February 2022
As Russian troops reach Kyiv, state terror is rained on innocent civilians. Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu explore why the British Conservative Party has ignored Putin’s violent extremism in the mother of all intelligence failures 
Illustration of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin Holds Up a Dark Mirror to Boris Johnson

, 18 February 2022
Though the British Government and the Kremlin appear to be in conflict, Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu trace the underlying currents of oligarchy that unite them.

From Conrad’s Kurtz to Enoch Powell: Conservatism Takes a Dark Turn to the Past

, 23 December 2021
Under Boris Johnson’s leadership, the Conservative Party has reversed half a century of attempts at post-imperial reform, and – regardless of whether the Prime Minister stays or goes – is now embarked on an ethno-nationalist, protectionist, statist project, with major institutional changes afoot, observe Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu

The History Racket: Blowing the Whistle on the Official Versions and Perversions of the Past

, 2 September 2021
Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu explore the real threats to history – emanating not from ‘wokeists’ intent on rewriting the past but an establishment elite regularly burying inconvenient truths to maintain Britain’s mythic narratives

A Pitched Battle: Johnson and Patel’s Culture War Flaw Finally Exposed

, 13 July 2021
Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu argue that the racist abuse targeted at England’s black players has revealed why the Government’s attacks on ‘wokeism’ will not ultimately win out

From Folklore to Wokelore: How Myths of Britishness are Turning Totalitarian

, 18 February 2021
Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu argue that Britain cannot ignore the Conservative kulturkampf, and that one way to combat the mythologising of politics is to expose the politics of the myths

The Sick Man of Europe Again: The Mutant Etonian Variant of English Exceptionalism

, 21 December 2020
Peter Jukes and Hardeep Matharu argue that the Coronavirus itself is the main beneficiary of Boris Johnson’s neo-imperial policies leading to the inevitable ‘cordon sanitaire’ around Britain even before a hard Brexit

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