Oscar Rickett is a journalist and writer based in London.

Tough Talk

Theresa May’s speech to the Conservatives’ conference revealed a plan to undermine fair asylum, her critics claimed. It was also aimed at the party’s Right, in lieu of a leadership bid to succeed David Cameron.


Frederick Forsyth, an admitted MI6 agent, is also featured in the London Metropolitan Police’s newly released manual for undercover cops. And it’s surprisingly funny.