Event 37

Saturday 11th November 2023 | 10.30 am

Event 37 | John Crace | Depraved New World


John Crace – Depraved New World – Please Hold, the Government Will Be With You Shortly

John Crace gives a blisteringly hilarious tour through the whirlwind of post-Brexit Britain, from the ousting of Boris to the dawn of a new era……..well, sort of. ‘O brave new world, that has such people in’t.’ Clearly William Shakespeare never imagined a mess on this scale! Given the state of the country right now, he would need a long lie down. In Depraved New World, Crace introduces a worryingly funny selection of his finest journalism from Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng’s disastrous short reign to Bojo’s final farewell and the psychodrama of Rishi, Suella Braveman’s hokey pokey and what ever lies ahead.

In conversation with Paul Lashmar

When: Saturday 11th November 2023 @ 10.30 am
Where: Electric Palace


John Crace is the Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer and the author of several books, most recently including A Farewell to Calm, Decline and Fail, and I, Maybot. @johncrace

Dr Paul Lashmar is a Reader in Journalism at City, University of London and is a former Head of the Department (2019-2021). Paul has been an investigative journalist on the staff of The Observer, Granada Television’s World in Action current affairs series and The Independent. He is married with two sons and lives in Bridport. He is writing an unauthorised History of the Drax family of Charborough Park. Recent books: Spies, Spin and the Fourth Estate: British Intelligence and the Media, Investigative Journalism (ed with H. De Burgh). 




Go to Top