Cautionary Tales Short – Voting in a Monkey as Mayor

29th April, 2022

Cautionary Tales episodes are released every other Friday, and so there will be one appearing again next week. Meanwhile, for  Pushkin+ subscribers, I proudly present another Cautionary Tales “Short”.


The main sources on the Hartlepool elections were contemporary reports from The Times, The Guardian and the BBC.

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