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    The ‘man of the people’: what would Plato think of Boris Johnson?

The ‘man of the people’: what would Plato think of Boris Johnson?

Lea Ypi uses Plato’s Republic to look at how he described the danger of proto-populists and demagogues to democracy. She explains how Plato’s analysis applies in a contemporary context.
Shortly after Boris Johnson was elected Prime Minister, Donald Trump made a statement that was – perhaps surprisingly – partly true. ‘We have a really good man who’s going to be […]

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    Understanding Boris Johnson’s appeal: performative rebelliousness, impishness, and indiscipline

Understanding Boris Johnson’s appeal: performative rebelliousness, impishness, and indiscipline

While Boris Johnson does not meet the definitional elements of populism, he deploys some of its rhetoric and style, explains Ben Margulies.

Many leaders who are described as being ‘populist’ have messy personal lives or outlandish public personae. Donald Trump’s affairs and rhetorical outlandishness are the most prominent example; before his rise, Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi sought a similar public performance. […]

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    Immigration policy down under is coming out on top – but that’s not what UK employers and the public want

Immigration policy down under is coming out on top – but that’s not what UK employers and the public want

With the new government looking to Australia for inspiration when it comes to devising a new immigration policy, Heather Rolfe writes that the exercise is nonetheless futile: a policy designed in a different country and for different purposes will not work. Instead, she explains what the UK public and employers want.

The government has had a few things on its […]

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    Cabinet reconstruction: the calculations and risks behind Johnson’s ‘second-chance’ government

Cabinet reconstruction: the calculations and risks behind Johnson’s ‘second-chance’ government

Nicholas Allen offers an in-depth analysis of Boris Johnson’s new cabinet and places the reshuffle in a historical context. He writes that the new prime minister has made the parliamentary arithmetic even less favourable to his Brexit plans, and explains why the reshuffle indicates that there may be another general election sooner rather than later.

Boris Johnson has finally achieved […]

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    Socio-economic diversity and the educational background of Boris Johnson’s cabinet

Socio-economic diversity and the educational background of Boris Johnson’s cabinet

Looking at the educational background of the new cabinet, as well as how it compares to that of its predecessors, Rebecca Montacute explains how socio-economic diversity in the top professions can be increased.

On entering Number 10, Boris Johnson claimed he would appoint a ‘cabinet for modern Britain’. In one important way, the cabinet is indeed more like the country […]

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    Book Review | Stretching the Constitution: The Brexit Shock in Historic Perspective

Book Review | Stretching the Constitution: The Brexit Shock in Historic Perspective

In Stretching the Constitution: The Brexit Shock in Historic Perspective, Andrew Blick situates Brexit within the wider context of UK constitutional reform debates over the course of the past century. Blick’s unconventional approach to this topic is insightful, providing instructive historical context to contemporary discussions of Brexit that will be of particular value for scholars of constitutional affairs, writes Gary Wilson. 
Stretching […]

Boris Johnson: The last Prime Minister of the Union?

Michael Kenny assesses the likely implications of Boris Johnson’s premiership for the Union, and explains why it will have a significant impact upon the increasingly strained internal politics of the UK.

‘The last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom’. This damning, but also hopeful, judgement of the implications of a Boris Johnson Premiership from the SNP’s Westminster Leader Ian Blackford, […]

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    Boris Johnson’s ‘Australian points-based system’ announcement is symbolic and open-ended

Boris Johnson’s ‘Australian points-based system’ announcement is symbolic and open-ended

Marley Morris explains the likely rationale behind Boris Johnson’s reference to an Australian points-based immigration system for Britain, and why the proposal is fundamentally open-ended.

‘No one believes more strongly than I do in the benefits of migration to our country, but I am clear that our immigration system must change.’ So said Boris Johnson in his first address to […]