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Will Self is an author and journalist. His books include Umbrella, Shark, The Book of Dave and The Butt. He writes the Madness of Crowds and Real Meals columns for the New Statesman.
If people want to receive all their news from a single feed that reinforces their beliefs, there is little that can be done.
It’s not enough for the Prime Minister to decry the abuse directed toward the judiciary while “even-handedly” trumpeting freedom of the press.
When you look back over Johnson’s journalistic career, it soon becomes apparent that he was in the right place at the right time too often for it all to have been a coincidence.
Trump is one, Nigel Farage is another: introducing the fatberg politician.
And I'm not just talking about the fact they've both been left with a old, wrinkly narcissist.
I'm still unsure what the word “Brexit” actually means: withdrawal from Europe – or maybe a brand of lard?
The links between the Labour left and Irish republicanism are worth investigating.
For victims, the government’s failure to investigate can’t help but seem like some deranged repetition.
Will Self on the militarisation of France, and Boris Johnson at the Foreign Office.
What we don’t want to do, however, is examine the paralysis this fantasy has plunged us into.