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All aboard the Boris bus: how the media fuelled the would-be PM

All aboard the Boris bus: how the media fuelled the would-be PM

Boris Johnson's career has been endlessly propelled by the media’s self-flagellating narrative of 'charm' and 'inevitability'.

The making of Britain’s Donald Trump

The making of Britain’s Donald Trump

Boris Johnson is best known for his history of lying, racism, and downright buffoonery, leading many to wonder whether Britain's next prime minister has more in common with Donald Trump than a shockingly blonde mop.

The slow burn of the gilets jaunes 

The slow burn of the gilets jaunes 

Our correspondent-at-large reports on the simmering tensions in Paris amid the yellow vest movement.

May and her cabinet should resign immediately

May and her cabinet should resign immediately

A "backstop" agreement has undone Theresa May's chances of avoiding further chaos. She should now resign.

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.

Escalation in Syria may (or may not) be a step to peace

Escalation in Syria may (or may not) be a step to peace

The Syrian conflict is beginning to look a lot like a proxy war between Russia and the West. Is this a return to the Cold War?

UK-less Europe fights the next war — pity about the current one

UK-less Europe fights the next war — pity about the current one

Europe's fiscal compact will address the next financial crisis, but leave the current one to get worse and worse. And the Brits have played themselves out of Europe.

The early days of the Cameron government

The early days of the Cameron government

The first phase of David Cameron's conservative UK government began like clockwork but rocky waters weren't far ahead. Anthony Seldon discusses the early days, including the PM's inner circle and the initial model of No 10.

The novel notion of the superinjunction

The novel notion of the superinjunction

Today, Crikey features an article by Bernard Keane that would be in contempt of court were it published in the United Kingdom.

A new type of Commonwealth

A new type of Commonwealth

Crikey media wrap: Top-level meetings between Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and their UK contemporaries, were declared "the most substantial British visit to Australia in many decades."