Free from fear or favour
No tracking. No cookies

Don’t miss a story

Sign up to the Behind the Headlines newsletter (and get a free copy of Byline Times in the post)


When Lost Humanity Breaks Down Healthcare

Penny Pepper reflects on the concerning and uplifting behaviours she witnessed during her four-week stay in hospital this summer

Avoidable Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities The Statistics that Shame Our Civilised Society

A new report reviewed the deaths of 3,648 people with a learning disability – almost half died an avoidable death

‘Nearly All Leading Voices in Learning Disability Advocacy Are White – This Must Change’

When the narrative is dominated by people who look different and don’t share ethnic minority experiences, the system will continue to fail, writes Ramandeep Kaur

all in it together

Boris Johnson’s Covid Inquiry Appearance Exposed the Complicity of his Accomplices

The Covid Inquiry has revealed the former PM to be a deeply negligent and dishonest individual. The only question now is how he was allowed to get away with it

opaque influencers


‘Emmnon’ Revealed: New Anti-Immigration Pressure Group Emerges at 55 Tufton Street

Max Colbert delves into a new organisation arguing for ‘action on the streets’

UK’s Next General Election is Wide Open to Foreign Interference, Corruption Watchdog Warns

The Conservatives have made Britain’s elections more exposed to risky foreign donations, according to Spotlight on Corruption

Exclusive weekend investigations, more US coverage, more long reads, and weekday forums

What the Victory of aFar-Right ‘Political Pyromaniac’ Means for

Chris Keulemans investigates the politician fanning the flames of anti-Islam hatred

Weaponising Starvation

Paul Niland looks back at Russia’s history of using starvation as a war tactic

Back in the news

Past investigations by Byline Times which have become relevant again 

Exclusive for subscribers to the print edition

Great columnists, only in the print edition:

  • Bonnie Greer: Americana
  • Emma Jones: Life & Times
  • Mic Wright: Bad Press Awards
  • Chris Grey: Brexit Britain
  • Alexandra Hall Hall: Undiplomatic Dispatches
  • CJ Werleman: Worldview
  • Tom Burke: Climate of Corruption
  • Jonathan Lis: Political Culture
  • Sonia Purnell: Perspectives
  • Otto English: Myth of the Month
  • John Mitchinson: Zeitgeisters
  • Peter York: Behind Closed Doors
  • Kyle Taylor: The Tech Effect

Many thanks to our crowd funder sponsors who have helped keep this site free for everyone


Roger Ross • John Peek • Rupert M • Sharon Spooner • Helen Taylor • Robert Pockney • Donald Roy Amstad • Richard Allcorn


Christopher Head • Bob Attwood • Caroline Shea • Catherine Radley • Peter York • Bernard Bedford • Abraham Thomas Yusef


Angela Rawlinson • Robert Innes • t e schuller • Brian Smith • Martin Gammon • Meredith Evans • Jeff Patt • Karen Bell • nick miles • Christine Nobbs • Peter Spring • Rob Shaw • Christopher Reilly • Padraic Boocock • Fiona Bentham • Carmelo Argenio • CTM Ward • Ann Herriot Horne • Keith Gregory • Marie Ertl • Thomas Crow • G singh-Watson • Carroll Cowin • Edward Kemp • Madelyn Most • Linda Hulls • Andrew Roger • Philip Matthew • Mark Lawrence • Amanda McKerracher • David Stewart • Peter Wilkinson • Tricia Scott • Daniele Waldburger • Martin Edwards • Nick Rabb • Stephen Broadfield • Christa Richmond • David john Richardson • andrew brown • Alan Hughes • Susie Hewson • Bob Buhr • Timothy Powell • G Singh-Watson • Dawn Scott • Liam Carden • David Price • Gordon Kidd • Andrew Moran • Janet Dowling • Mark Maleham • Kathryn Moore • John Carlisle • Suzanne Hird • Andrew Jebb • Effie Galletly • Angela McPherson • Saskia Slottje • Alistair Law • Paul Strasburger • Amanda Holden • Effie Galletly • Mike Dickson • Neil Dudgeon • Brenda Phipps • Lorraine Francis • John A Hamilton • ruth Lilian muckle • Thomas F Donald