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Here Comes Boris Johnson! | The New Yorker

On Thursday, the British Conservative Party took another step toward making Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament and instrument of wreckage, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The race is now between Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, the…

The Empty Promise of Boris Johnson

In the spring of 1989, the Daily Telegraph sent Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson to Brussels to cover what was then the European Economic Community. Johnson, who was twenty-four, knew the city well. His father, Stanley, had been one of…

A Gobshite American President in Ireland

Did you hear the one about the Irish Prime Minister who travelled from Dublin to County Clare to meet an American President stricken with logorrhea? Fortunately, the Prime Minister was Leo Varadkar, a forty-year-old politician who, as…
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