Tag: Boris Johnson

Purifying the Party: Lessons from 20th Century Radical Right Parties

The pattern of leadership squabbles, purges, and brutal attempts to crush dissent dominates the history of the radical right. Such episodes are extremely instructive in the week following UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s, expulsion of 21 Conservative MPs. The question this therefore begs is: why right-wing leaders so consistently felt the need to expel troublesome… Continue reading “Purifying the Party: Lessons from 20th Century Radical Right Parties”

Why the radical right relishes Boris Johnson as prime minister

Johnson’s success in the Conservative leadership election is based upon undeliverable or potentially disastrous promises, either of which will only increase the Brexit Party surge. Boris Johnson is all set to be crowned leader of the Conservative Party on Tuesday. His seemingly irresistible rise to victory can be attributed to a number of factors, but… Continue reading “Why the radical right relishes Boris Johnson as prime minister”