Published on 31 May 2017 Sections

Will Self: election campaign reveals ‘divided and deluded country’

With a week to go, what does the general election campaign tell us about the state of Britain? Will Self, whose latest novel ‘Phone’ examines our relationship with technology and its impact on modern life, says that without civil society “we would be at war with each another”. Spectator editor Fraser Nelson says Britain is a “pretty stable democracy” compared with other European countries.