The Economist asks: How did Boris turn Britain blue?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has redrawn the political map in Britain after the Conservative party
Editor’s picks election special: December 13th 2019
A UK election special featuring a selection of three essential articles from our coverage of the night, read aloud.
Bolt from the blue: Britain’s Conservatives triumph
A thumping win for Boris Johnson’s Tory party is more complex than it seems; the returns cast a light on changes bubbling under the surface of the country’s politics. A renewed push for land restitution in Kenya is making life hard for foreign firms. And the hardcore safety training that Chinese students think they need before heading to the West. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here
Editor’s picks: December 12th 2019
A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week,
Defending the indefensible: Aung San Suu Kyi
Myanmar’s de facto leader appeared before the International Court of Justice to answer allegations of war crimes. We look at the stark turnaround of an icon of democracy. Storing renewable energy remains a powerful problem, but engineers are getting more creative. And a look at Americans’ obsession with dogs. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here