Lunch with the FT: Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage manages to consume over 17 units of alcohol in a single lunch over the course of this interview. The encounter takes on an increasingly surreal character, punctuated as it is with outlandish pronouncements – “This is what they tell me – these people who come in and want jobs. I should feminise.”

Federalist 10

James Madison, 4th President of the United States, wrote this essay on how to mitigate the “mischiefs of faction” in government in 1787. He noted the need to find balance – “In the first place, it is to be remarked that, however small the republic may be, the representatives must be raised to a certain number, in order to guard against the cabals of a few; and that, however large it may be, they must be limited to a certain number, in order to guard against the confusion of a multitude.”

The Brawler

A profile of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, seeking his “recurring date with his own destiny”.

Arron Banks: The Man Who Bought Brexit

A profile of the unique character who ploughed £7.5m into the campaign to leave the EU. He has now set his sights on a broad populist democratic movement to take on what he sees as the flawed and corrupt democratic institutions governing the UK.

Where are we now?

The LRB dedicates a vast spread to responses to the UK’s EU referendum result. Contributors look at the issue from all sorts of angles – the greatest value perhaps lies in the interplay between the viewpoints when placed alongside each other.