Christopher Fear

Christopher Fear is a lecturer in politics and international relations at the University of Hull. He researches and teaches in the history of political thought, British political history, and contemporary political theory. He specializes in the political philosophy of conservatism, liberalism, and of the British Idealists.

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The takeaway message from prime minister Boris Johnson’s speech at the Conservative Party’s autumn conference was: “Let’s get Brexit done, and bring this country together.” In one form or another, this has been the keynote of the conference all week, so it was no surprise that Johnson’s speech comprised a 45-minute elaboration of it. The Spectator’s James Kirkup has analysed the “genius” of this slogan. It echoes public exhaustion over Brexit, and promises to return British politics to the normality of domestic policy debates. It has been clear for some time that the Conservatives intend to fight an election along…

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