Yesterday, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicked off in Washington DC. With a star-studded list including former British PM Liz Truss, El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele, Argentina’s Javier Milei and old favourites such as Steve Bannon, the conference is a hotbed for all the weird and wonderful figures of the global Right.

 Beyond the big set piece speeches, there will also be talks on combating “woke warriors”, “stopping George Soros” and whether Moses would go to Harvard. And to cap it all off, attendees can enjoy all the attendant accoutrements: a Jan 6 insurrection pinball game, woke tears shelf merch and, if they’re feeling peckish, bitter raw apricot seeds. Does the dress code also allow for golden shoes?