Long before she entered the Doncaster count, Caroline Flint knew she had lost. She’d seen the exit poll, of course, but for weeks her canvassing returns had come back covered in the letters NC.
Tom Slater‘They can’t cover up [Labour’s loss] by just saying, ‘It’s because of 30 years of industrial decline or the “left behind” or because of the towns.’ That is part of what we need to be facing. But on Dec 12, overwhelmingly it was about trust in democracy.”’
The diversity debate feeds the film industry’s bloated sense of self-importance.
Tom Slater"Rather than weakening award shows like the Oscars, controversies about representation and diversity just make them seem far more relevant to our lives than they really are."
By the always interesting Maren Thom
Are you a student at the university of Sheffield looking for work? Do you have an incredibly thin skin and a passion for policing other people’s conversations? Are you willing to work for £9.34 per…
Tom SlaterUniversity leaders: the idea that we're mad, PC authoritarians is a tabloid myth
Also university leaders: apply now to be a microaggression monitor!
My piece for @spectator on Sheffield Uni's Stasi-lite plan to monitor students' conversations
The ‘Beyoncé of the law’, who put a stop to Boris Johnson’s parliamentary suspension, talks equality, ego and spider brooches
Tom Slater“There were calls for the spider brooch to be given its own Twitter account, and fans could buy spider-brooch T-shirts and an illustrated children’s book celebrating Hale”
Some Remainers are really weird
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have rushed their announcement about stepping down as “senior” royals and failed to inform the Queen as a result of the Sun’s scoop the same day. The paper revealed on its front page yesterday (below) that the...