The Ninjas at the bottom of the garden

“Things have changed,” said Felipe Altenfelder as we pulled out of the airport carpark. “You’ll notice some differences.” I’d arrived in São Paulo to start work on a documentary film about Fora do Eixo – the network of...

Nothing really died today

I know a great many of my friends will be celebrating the death of a tyrant tonight, and frankly – I don’t blame them. I don’t need to go into detail the damage and despair Margaret Thatcher caused in people’s lives in this country. There are...

Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking

Dear Gordon, After this election, I am retiring from speechwriting. I’ve written you a barnstormer of a speech that is my swansong, and I think it’s my masterwork. As long as you nail the first minute and a half, I think this will be the most important...