Francis Davies converses with himself on books, writing, politics, and more.
It’s been a good while since I read any fantasy. To kick the year off I waded back into the genre with the first book in Daniel Abraham’s The Dagger and The Coin series, The Dragon’s Path.
Boris Johnson will not be the most popular Prime Minister in history. The series of contracts and senior roles gifted to the loyal, has drawn frustrated accusations that Westminster has become a ‘chumocracy’. But Johnson’s actions, while not beneficial to the majority of the population, makes a great deal of sense inside of the political framework.
No matter how comfortable the fantasy of the good old days might be to old school political types on both sides of the pond, this talk of a ‘chance to reset government’ is, at best, misguided, and at worst, wilfully naïve.