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Phil Burton-Cartledge

Phil Burton-Cartledge is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Derby and blogs at All That Is Solid. His latest book is Falling Down: the Conservative Party and the Decline of Tory Britain (Verso, 2021). He tweets at @philbc3.

After the Party

Boris Johnson has always been a liar and a hypocrite, but he was a useful one for Britain’s ruling class – the latest revelations are a sign that this is no longer the case.

Goodbye to Boris?

Last night’s defeat in North Shropshire has led many to predict Boris Johnson’s imminent demise. But few potential successors are in strong positions, suggesting the Tories’ problems may just be beginning.