Articles by John Bleasdale


Ciao, Brexit

With Theresa May due to deliver a significant Brexit statement in Florence on the 22 September, John Bleasdale looks at Britain’s decision to leave the…


Dunkirk’s Done

The cover of this week’s Private Eye shows a shot from Christopher Nolan’s new film Dunkirk. The shot is of a jetty crowded with British soldiers…


In Paris

Coming into Paris by coach from Beauvais airport, there’s a stretch of road which backs onto a kind of shantytown. Temporary shed-sized structures form a…



Berlusconi and Trump

So we elected this leader of the country. He had a background in light entertainment and a business reputation that was both grandiose and at…