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Does Britain need another contrarian conservative magazine? The Critic makes its case

on Jan 30, 2020 | 0 comments

By Ian Burrell

Given Boris Johnson’s hefty majority in Westminster, there wouldn’t appear to be an obvious business opportunity for a new conservative media brand dedicated to challenging the orthodoxy.

Yet The Critic defies easy categorisation. If the prime minister was expecting a friendly addition to the Tory newsstand alongside his previous employers, The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator, he was in for a big surprise.

In The Critic’s debut edition, writer Jonathan Meades referred to Johnson as “the shit”, not to mention “an antinomian, boorish, cosmically embarrassing charlatan”. In the centre spread, artist Adam Dent illustrated a map of “Johnson’s London” – Boris, not Read full story ›

Source: The Drum