What would Nineteen Eighty-Four be like if it were written today?
‘To be corrupted by totalitarianism,’ George Orwell wrote. ‘one does not have to live in a totalitarian country. The mere presence of certain ideas can spread a kind of poison that makes one subject after another impossible for literary purposes. Wherever there is an enforced orthodoxy – or even two orthodoxies, as often happens – good writing stops.’
On 6 February 1986, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp received a phone call from convicted drug dealer Warren Richards, an associate of Arthur ‘Neddy’ Smith and Roger Caleb Rogerson.