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Oliver Dowden has jumped, perhaps before he was pushed

Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden this morning resigned declaring “somebody must take responsibility”.Yet it is far from clear that blame for the two overnight defeats in two very different sets of electoral circumstances could ever be laid at the door of the mild-mannered Mr Dowden. The voters of Tiverton were not demanding his head as…

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Oliver Hermanus on Moffie: “Apartheid created a very binary code”

When we speak on the day of Moffie’s UK release, the film’s director, Oliver Hermanus, is on lockdown in South Africa. The pandemic has him reflecting on the politics of viral outbreaks, particularly former president Thabo Mbeki’s damaging denial of the link between HIV and AIDS. “One leader can disrupt the flow of a public…

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John Oliver Takes on Dr. Oz and His “Sh** Show” Senate Campaign on ‘Last Week Tonight’

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump’s endorsement of Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Pennsylvania Senate — and Oz’s campaign itself —  aren’t sitting well with John Oliver. The HBO late-night talk show host showed a clip of the former president endorsing Oz ahead of the state’s Republican primary, where Trump noted that Oz had been on TV…

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Next China: John Oliver Riles Beijing

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