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Telegraph denies critical Brexit book a review

The Daily Telegraph ignores a book which challenges everything it has peddled about Brexit

Boris Johnson, Gisela Stuart and Douglas Carswell address the people of Stafford in Market Square during the Vote Leave, Brexit Battle Bus tour on May 2016 - Credit: Getty Images

After it failed to review my play, Mandrake understands the Daily Telegraph will not be reviewing Professor Alan Lester’s Deny and Disavow either and it’s hardly any wonder. The book convincingly challenges just about everything its former columnist Boris Johnson has ever stood for and to a large extent the whole basis of Brexit.

“If we are to begin to address the structural inequalities of race, inherited from centuries of colonialism in this country, we need to wean ourselves off seeing the essence of Britishness in a White supremacist empire,” writes Lester. The book – just published – reveals just how selective and discriminatory is the version of British history defended by today’s populists. Thoroughly recommended.

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See inside the Eton's mess edition

The front page of the Telegraph as Boris Johnson plans his return to Downing Street during the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph; Twitter. - Credit: Archant

Telegraph puts Russian propaganda out of site

The Daily Telegraph has quietly removed all trace of its Russian propaganda supplement from its website

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Leveson inquiry into press ethics, October 2011. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty

The Daily Mail’s no stranger to verbal abuse

The paper's grandee Paul Dacre is notorious for his so-called “vagina monologues” directed at individuals who displease him