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Bad Medicine

It was George Osborne’s genius that he was able to make a virtue of his chosen vice.

For a man who ideologically desires austerity - but who is smart enough to understand that the public do not share that desire - the global financial crisis was a gift. He could - with a sad and sombre mask to hide his glee - slash away at public services and heap the blame on the Labour Party.

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September 2nd 2022

Simple kind of life

Well, here we are. On Monday we will finally ‘know’ who our next Prime Minister is. We already know, of course. It would be a shock even to him should Rishi win after all...
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July 11th 2022

Strange Fruit

Do you believe in destiny? One wonders if Boris Johnson does, anymore. For a long, long time he really did. His slow, but seemingly inevitable, ascent to the pinnacle of British politics affirmed for Johnson...
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June 24th 2022

Nowhere to run

What is the point of Boris Johnson? What is he for? That’s the question that a lot of Tory MPs are asking themselves today - as the results in Tiverton & Honiton and Wakefield sink...
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June 7th 2022

The Tide is High

Luck is a thing that is there until it isn’t. And today Boris Johnson’s luck began to evaporate. He won, yes. But he won like you win when the doctor tells you that it’s months...
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May 12th 2022

New Director Joins Lodestone

Purpose-led strategy and communications agency Lodestone has appointed Leon Flexman as a Director following 35% growth in 2021 and a series of new client wins and organic growth. Leon will head up the corporate affairs...