Toby Young talks to Jonathan Kay about the Conservatives’ victory in the UK General Election in which Labour suffered its worst defeat since 1935. Toby wrote about the election recently in Quillette.
Veteran political journalist Steve Richards talks to Toby Young about the U.K.’s forthcoming General Election, becoming a stage performer late in life, and his recent book about recent British Prime Ministers. This podcast was recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Battle of Ideas
Carl Gardner, a former government lawyer, talks to Toby Young about Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament, whether it’s constitutionally legitimate, and what the political ramifications are.
Toby Young reads Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man, his profile of Boris Johnson, Britain’s new Prime Minister. The piece was published in Quillette on 23rd July.
Jonathan Kay talks to Quillette‘s associate editor Toby Young about Boris Johnson, Britain’s new Prime Minister whom Toby first met 36 years ago when they were students together at Oxford. Toby recently wrote a profile of Boris for Quillette.
I first set eyes on Boris Johnson in the autumn of 1983 when we went up to Oxford at the same time. I knew who he was since my uncle Christopher was an ex-boyfriend of his mother’s and he had told me to keep an eye out for him,
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