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PODCAST 73: George Orwell's biographer on the 70th anniversary of his death

PODCAST 73: George Orwell's biographer on the 70th anniversary of his death

Richard Bradford, author of Orwell: A Man of Our Time, talks to Toby Young about why Orwell still has a great deal to teach us 70 years after his death. You can read Richard’s recent piece about how Orwell anticipated both Brexit and Boris Johnson’s election

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PODCAST 51: Carl Gardner on Britain's Constitutional Crisis

PODCAST 51: Carl Gardner on Britain's Constitutional Crisis

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.

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Listen to Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man: A Profile of Boris Johnson by Toby Young

Listen to Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man: A Profile of Boris Johnson by Toby Young

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.

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Quillette Podcast 46 – Toby Young on Boris Johnson, Britain's new Prime Minister

Quillette Podcast 46 – Toby Young on Boris Johnson, Britain's new Prime Minister

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.

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Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man: A Profile of Boris Johnson

Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man: A Profile of Boris Johnson

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,

Toby Young
Toby Young
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The Impressive Record of Theresa May

The Impressive Record of Theresa May

It’s usually difficult to describe the lasting legacy of a British Prime Minister in one word. For many, Theresa May (2016­­–19) seems to be the exception: failure. She inherited a small Conservative Party majority in the House of Commons and was under no political or constitutional pressure to

Tal Tyagi
Tal Tyagi
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Quillette Podcast 35 – Eric Kaufmann and Sunder Katwala Discuss the European Election Results

Quillette Podcast 35 – Eric Kaufmann and Sunder Katwala Discuss the European Election Results

Toby Young discusses the European election results with Eric Kaufmann, author of Whiteshift, and Sunder Katwala, director of British Future. Is national populism in decline? If not, how concerned should we be? Eric Kaufmann, a professor of politics at Birkbeck College, wrote  about the European election for Quillette.

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Quillette Podcast 30 – Ex-Communist Claire Fox on why she's standing as a Brexit Party candidate for the European Parliament

Quillette Podcast 30 – Ex-Communist Claire Fox on why she's standing as a Brexit Party candidate for the European Parliament

Toby Young talks to the journalist and broadcaster Claire Fox about being a Brexit Party candidate in the forthcoming European Parliament election. How did a former Communist become a candidate for a populist, right-of-centre party?

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