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Peter Oborne

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Latest 2 May 2021 | Updated Daily

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Power/Integrity with Peter Oborne

Ideas in Writing

I'm Philip Holden and this is Ideas in Writing - the podcast where we talk to people about words and books and the shift, sly use of words in untruths and the books that shine a light on shadowy falsehood. The guests bring along a word and so do I...it's all downhill from there on...The guest this time is the journalist Peter Oborn whose book The Assault on Truth – Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism was published this year traces the origins of lying and catalogues the lies of the current Prime Minister. Particularly topical as it drops because of…well…pretty much everything emanating from 10 Downing Street.Peter brought along the work integrity for obvious reasons, whilst I brought the word power.We talked about how Peter got into journalism (after a couple of false starts) and how conservatism has changed – for the worse. As well as what we can do to resist the rise of the liars.Apologies that the sound set up isn’t the best in this episode. I’ll do my best to improve things for next time.Ideas in Writing is produced with the support of Mr Books Bookshop in Tonbridge - the home of inspiring, imaginative and intelligent books, gifts and conversation. They're on Twitter too @mrbooks_ton. But most importantly of all, eventually you will be able visit them (in the lovely market town of Tonbridge in Kent) for a browse any Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm...from April 21st...hooray!Don't forget to subscribe for new episodes coming up.  CREDITS & linksPeter’s book The Assault on Truth – Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism is available to order just by clicking on the link here or you can go to www.MrBooks.co.uk to order any book you like, or have them search for it!Peter also mentioned Edmund Burke. Emily Jones’ award winning book is Edmund burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism and you can order it here whilst Jesse Norman’s book on Burke is available here. It’s surprisingly difficult to find writings by Michael Oakshott. His essay Rationalism in Politics and others is currently being considered for reprinting so keep an eye out here. The phrase ‘Gonzo journalism’ crops up in Fear and Loathing in las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson so you can get a flavour of that here and JP Kenyon’s book on the Popish Plot can be found here. All the books you order through these links help support Mr Books and this podcast and, if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, just visit the Mr Books webiste at www.mrbooks.co.uk and we'll do our best to track it down for you. Ideas in Writing is recorded and produced by Philip Holden using Zencastr and Acast.comThe Ideas in Writing theme "Farting Around" is by Kevin MacLeod Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/The "Light Easy March" sting is by ...dog http://www.besonic.com/dogSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 Apr 2021

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Peter Oborne

Monocle 24: Meet the Writers

Peter Oborne has had a long and distinguished career in British journalism, including stints at ‘The Spectator’, ‘The Daily Mail’ and most notably as former chief political commentator of ‘The Daily Telegraph’. As well as presenting Channel 4’s flagship investigative show ‘Dispatches’, he has also written numerous books on topics from the Middle East to cricket. He discusses his latest book ‘The Assault on Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism’.


14 Mar 2021

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Going Underground, Peter Oborne: The scale of Boris Johnson’s lying is unprecedented


On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to award-winning journalist and author of ‘The Assault on Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism’, Peter Oborne. He discusses why Boris Johnson is an unprecedented liar in British political history, his belief that the ‘ends justify the means’ approach is a left-wing tradition and why it is dangerous the right are now using the alleged tactic, British involvement in the Yemen War, how the amount of what he calls ‘probable lies’ on the floor of the House of Commons spiked after Boris Johnson entered power and much more! Finally, we speak to drill artist and London mayoral candidate DrillMinister. He discusses why he believes Sadiq Khan is not fighting the mayoral election fairly, why he believes London under Sadiq Khan is a dictatorship, his own vision for a post-Covid London, his views on President Biden and Julian Assange and much more!


17 Feb 2021

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16. Peter Oborne: The Conservatives have become a "far right sect"

The Owen Jones Podcast

Peter Oborne is a conservative commentator who used to work for Boris Johnson - but his new book, The Assault on Truth, is a searing and compelling indictment of a Prime Minister who has turned lies and deceit into an art form. We talk about how Johnson has got away with it, about the alt right leanings of the government, the sinister roles of Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings - and Peter Oborne's damning verdict about the role of the British press and the BBCHelp us take on the right-wing media here: https://patreon.com/owenjones84 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/the-owen-jones-podcast.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 Feb 2021

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The Popular Show

A uniquely dissident figure in both his party and profession, Tory journalist Peter Oborne has an unrivalled record of exposing the establishment’s corruption from within its own walls. Peter’s intellectual largesse brings him to Everyday Analysis, to lift the lid on Boris Johnson’s ‘client media’, Britain’s treatment of its Muslim citizens and adventures in the Middle East, and the political assassination of Jeremy Corbyn.

1hr 30mins

15 Oct 2020

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Peter Oborne compares Boris Johnson to Enoch Powell

Iain Dale - The Whole Show

Jonathan Ashworth, Shadow Health Secretary joins Iain to discuss Boris Johnson's reported plan to announce a new one metre plus rule for all venues, including shops, restaurants, schools, offices, and parks. Plus commentator and author Peter Oborne compares Boris to Enoch Powell and fears he is set on a policy of inflaming racial tensions something Iain disagreed with.

1hr 27mins

21 Jun 2020

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Just William / Richmal Crompton proposed by Peter Oborne with Martin Jarvis

Great Lives

"It's absolutely joyous, one of the highlights of my career!" Peter Oborne on being joined by Martin Jarvis, the man who brings Just William to life.Journalist Oborne is nominating both William Brown and his creator, Richmal Crompton. She wrote 39 multi-million selling books, and her delight in William is clear to hear in the archive. Other contributors include her biographer, Mary Cadogan, and her niece, Richmal Ashbee. But it's the brilliance of Martin Jarvis's impersonations of William, Ginger and the gang that brings this programme to life. Plus the interplay between Peter Oborne and Matthew Parris."Do you think William would have been Brexit?""I don't think there's any evidence." The producer in Bristol is Miles WardeFuture programmes in this series include Jeremy Paxman on Lord Shaftesbury, Bill Bailey on Alfred Russel Wallace and Lindsey Hilsum on the brilliant photographer Lee Miller.


3 Dec 2019

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Coffee House Shots: Peter Oborne - why I changed my mind on Brexit

Best of the Spectator

In this special episode of Coffee House Shots, Fraser Nelson talks to Peter Oborne on why, as a former Brexiteer, Oborne thinks we must think again about Brexit. You can read Peter Oborne's article here. Coffee House Shots is a series of podcasts on British politics from the Spectator's political team and special guests. Brought to you daily, visit spectator.co.uk/shots to find more episodes that are not released on Spectator Radio.


9 Apr 2019

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Peter Oborne on Brexit, Stephen Harper on the rise of populism

Between the Lines

With significant movement on the Brexit front in recent weeks, we check in with Peter Oborne from the Daily Mail for an update. Plus, former Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, on why the so-called 'deplorables' deserve a careful hearing.


22 Nov 2018

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Peter Oborne

The CapX Podcast

An award-winning columnist and polemicist, Peter Oborne is the premier chronicler of the decline and fall of Britain's political class. He talks to Robert Colvile about the rise of political lying, his hopes for Brexit, and why he thinks we don't understand the Muslim world.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


19 Apr 2017