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Dominic Cummings: His new focus reflects the passions developed in his bunker: putting science at the heart of government and ensuring that the government machine delivers what the politicians promise. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

When Boris Johnson walked through the front door of Number 10 on July 26th, 2019, the British political system was in a state of Brexit-induced paraly(...)

Roger Stone (front), former advisor to US president Donald Trump, leaves after being found guilty on all counts in his trial at DC Federal District Court in Washington, DC on Friday. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone was convicted on all charges on Friday by a federal court jury that found the veteran Republi(...)

Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to US president Donald Trump, arrives with his wife Nydia for the continuation of his criminal trial on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at the district court in Washington DC on Tuesday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clint(...)

In 2016, Jordan Peterson released a series of Professor Against Political Correctness on YouTube which made him a very divisive figure. Photograph: Jonathan Castellino

In July 2018, after much chasing of his publisher, I managed to get an interview with polarising professor and “rock star intellectual” Jordan Peterso(...)

Paul Manafort (R), US president Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman,  at a court in New York in June  2019. Photograph: Jefferson Siegel/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump clamoured for the speedy release of emails hacked from Democrats during the 2016 election campaign, and a top Trump aide pro(...)

A Higher Loyalty: Brendan Gleeson will portray Donald Trump for CBS. Photograph: Rich Polk/Getty

Brendan Gleeson will play Donald Trump opposite Jeff Daniels, as James Comey, in a TV adaptation of the former FBI director’s memoir, A Higher Loyalty(...)

 Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US president Donald Trump: Erdogan has upset the White House by turning to Russia for defence purchases. Photograph:  Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Populists are amassing an empire on which the sun never sets. Leaders of their stripe govern as far east as the Philippines and as far west as the US.(...)

The interesting novel to write about Brexit would be from the point of view of Leave. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

When the late Andrew Breitbart, founder of Breitbart News, said “politics is downstream of culture”, he bequeathed a mantra to the populist right that(...)

The Manhattan home of Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell on the morning of Saturday, August 10th. Photograph: Kirsten Luce/The New York Times

Almost exactly a year ago, on August 16th, 2018, I visited Jeffrey Epstein at his cavernous Manhattan mansion. The overriding impression I took away f(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton said many in the US Republican Party were in favour of Brexit in the hope it would lead to a break-up of the EU. File imag: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland should not expect the United States to play any role in resolving the current impasse between the UK and the European Union over the backstop (...)

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