Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She regularly appears on BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and the News Quiz, and BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
If you intend to see Girls & Boys, don’t read this review.
Plus, Wakanda has a border control system to make Theresa May swoon.
They lie because they are frightened: of the press, of their own party members, of killing their own ambitions, of a rising tide of thoughtless populism.
The production will inevitably be compared to Hytner’s 2003 Iraq War-inflected Henry V; but Trump allusions here are more restrained.
Any sense of danger under the frills and frocks has been lost in this production.
100 years ago, the first women got the right to vote - and stand for parliament. So what are the new challenges facing female politicians?
Watching the 1990s sitcom reminds me that nostalgia is built on bullshit.
Michael Wolff’s book may have done little to hasten the end of the Trump era, but it’s shown the President doesn’t have a masterplan.
Jo Johnson's appointment of Toby Young means he is no longer the more sensible of the Johnson brothers.
The Award For Casual Bragging? There could only be one winner.