Professor Matthew Flinders

Professor Matthew Flinders

Total 17 Posts
  • Sheffield, UK.
Professor of Parliamentary Government & Governance, University of Sheffield. Founding Director of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics, University of Sheffield.

Boris Johnson fails the ‘showman-to-statesman’ test in party conference speech.

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Billed as a speech from a leader making daring decisions to fix the nation, the prime minister’s conference appearance rapidly descended into jokes about beavers.

July 19 ‘Freedom Day’: Boris Johnson’s biggest gamble is trusting the public.

5 min read
Ending lockdown on July 19 is about more than embracing “freedom” – it’s about shifting responsibility for tough decisions onto the public. The prime minister is undoubtedly gambling with people’s lives. It will be the biggest gamble of Johnson’s political career.

Dominic Cummings: Look closely to see the traps he is setting.

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A case study in the art of planting seeds and setting traps. This was as much about the future of Dominic Cummings – who can’t pull the trigger but can help direct the gun – as it was about the government’s response to COVID.

Time to ditch Dominic Cummings’ technocratic, mechanical vision of government.

5 min read
Politics cannot be separated from emotion, as the past few months have clearly shown.

Coronavirus confusion: The prime minister cannot keep riding two horses at once.

6 min read
Financial support is the way to protect health and the economy. Right now, Boris Johnson is achieving neither.

As Trump caught Coronavirus, what catching COVID-19 meant for Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro.

6 min read
How did the British prime minister and Brazilian president’s brush with COVID-19 affect them politically?

Boris Johnson needs to be loved too much to tell the truth about Christmas 2020.

5 min read
A pathological need to please is preventing the prime minister from breaking bad news.
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