ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Laura Tingle is chief political correspondent for ABC-TV’s 7.30. She won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism in 2004, and Walkley awards in 2005 and 2011. She is the author of Chasing the Future: Recession, Recovery and the New Politics in Australia and four acclaimed Quarterly Essays: Great Expectations, Political Amnesia, Follow the Leader and The High Road.

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Umbria, 2019. We were sitting in the sunny piazza of a small Italian village, crouched around Glasgow George’s phone, watching live as the President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Baroness Hale of Richmond (Brenda to her friends), elegantly eviscerated Boris Johnson. If her words were not compelling enough, the giant silver spider poised menacingly just below the shoulder of her court blacks was hard to ignore.
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