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The Tory MP’s celebration of the Victorian age is plodding, laborious, humourless and barely readable.
Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and their allies propagate a confused nostalgic fantasy of “global Britain”, wartime heroism and an English struggle for liberty.
The Mail on Sunday columnist, relying on a handful of eccentric studies, argues that September 1939 was the wrong moment for Britain to go to war against Germany.
Laurence Rees has probably interviewed more people who lived through the Holocaust than anybody else.
Charles seems unable to keep his mouth shut on political issues.
The book reads as if it was dictated, not written. All the way through we hear Boris’s voice; it’s like being cornered in the Drones Club and harangued for hours by Bertie Wooster.