Philip Patrick

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

On tour with the Brexit Party in Wales

Everyone I met on my brief visit to the south Wales city of Newport for the Welsh leg of the …

By Philip Patrick

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

This Lord of the Flies Commons needs to raise its tone, and fast

Apparently there’s a new film version of Lord of the Flies in the works, from the acclaimed Italian director Luca …

By Philip Patrick

Friday, 23 August 2019

Lost Classic - Robin and Marian

There was a period of my misspent youth when I lived a virtually nocturnal existence. One consequence of this was …

By Philip Patrick

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

The Tokyo Olympics are heading for a climate catastrophe

It was 34 degrees here in Tokyo yesterday, with humidity hovering around the 70% mark. The day before that was …

By Philip Patrick

Friday, 2 August 2019

Boris the Kid has changed the game on Brexit

Politics hasn’t been this exciting, since, well ever… We are in the third act now. How will it all end? …

By Philip Patrick

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

The academic tribe's hatred of Brexit and Trump is motivated by fear

Imagine what it must feel like for an ornithologist to finally, after years of searching, spot an ultra rare bird, …

By Philip Patrick

Friday, 5 July 2019

Christopher Booker was right about the EU

The death this week at the age of 81 of the Telegraph journalist, and co-founder of Private Eye, the controversial, …

By Philip Patrick

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Coolidge not Churchill should be the model for Boris Johnson

It is not exactly a secret that Winston Churchill is the leader Boris Johnson would most like to be associated …

By Philip Patrick

Friday, 28 June 2019

‘Comedy 50 – 50’ is no laughing matter

Here’s a joke: How many TV commissioning editors does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: two – one …

By Philip Patrick