How facist is Boris Johnson?

I ask because I’ve just been watching the excellent Andrew Marr series History of Modern Britain and the scenes from Germany and Italy in the 20s and 30s chime unpleasantly with this week’s Republican convention in the US. Googling the question ‘is Donald Trump a fascist’ connects to several interesting articles and although the answer in general seems to be ‘no’ you’ve got to worry.

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Remembering is not the same as celebrating

I’ve been a long time supporter of the idea that you shouldn’t rewrite history, errors and omissions excepted, and I’ve got a bit of history myself: born in South Africa, 2 years living an expat life in Indonesia and then three years in Hong Kong. So you could say that I’ve experienced first hand the consequences of the colonial era and, to be honest, enjoyed it too.

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