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James A. Smith

James A. Smith is the author of Other People's Politics: Populism to Corbynism (Zero Books, 2019) and Work Want Work: Labour and Desire at the End of Capitalism (Zed Books, 2020, with Mareile Pfannebecker).

How the Media Made Boris Johnson

A new book explores how Britain’s establishment media provided Boris Johnson with the platform for the lies and provocations that made his political career – only to bemoan his rise to the top when it was too late.

Tackling the Crisis in Work

Rebecca Long-Bailey was derided for suggesting that workers should have a right not to answer emails after hours – but unless Labour is prepared to tackle the changing world of work, the party’s future is bleak.