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)

Media Misapprehensions

Why Media Reporting on Rise of Far-Right in European Elections is ‘Breathing Fire in the Dragon we Have Most Reason to Fear’

Explained: How the media keep getting it so wrong

bending the rules


Conservative Party ‘Reminded of the Need to Comply with the Law’ After Sending Fake Sadiq Khan ‘Driving Charge’ Notices

EXCLUSIVE: The Information Commissioner rebuked the Conservatives after they sent out thousands of leaflets which tricked voters into handing over their personal data

The Unpopular ‘Popular Conservatives’ Blame the Voters for Their Own Defeat

The ‘Popular Conservatism’ Conference exposed a party firmly stuck in conspiracy-driven denial about why it just suffered the worst electoral defeat in its history


‘Labour Won’t Reverse Brexit But a Starmer Victory Will Lead to an Immediate Reset of Trust and Goodwill with the EU’

While we should not expect too much of an incoming Labour government, we should not forget just how dark the last few years have been, writes Chris Grey

‘Labour Needs to Arrest UK’s Authoritarian Slide, Reinforce our Democracy and Repair the Damage’

The Britain Labour has inherited is a far less free country than it was just a few years ago, and reversing the slide toward authoritarianism will require a committed and concerted effort

‘Keir Starmer’s Defence of the Two Child Benefit Cap is Indefensible’

The Labour leader’s refusal to commit to scrapping George Osborne’s austerity-era policy risks committing hundreds of thousands more children into poverty

battle grounds

On the Kharkiv Front Ukrainian Soldiers are Galvanised by Victory and Western Arms

“We don’t know if we’ll still be alive next week, so we live as if there’s no tomorrow.”

Britain’s Critical Overseas Military Bases RAF Akrotiri and Dhekelia and their Role in Modern Warfare

The bases are under heightened threat by Hezbollah amid calls for greater transparency around how they are being used

A Young Family’s Heartbreaking Escape from Gaza – in Their own Words



Disability Pride Month: Would You Dare Ask Any Other Marginalised Group What That Is?

Every change that improves the lives of disabled people has been predominantly led by disabled people themselves, whose stories are overlooked or misappropriated, writes Penny Pepper

Black Women Are Three Times More Likely to be Rejected for Jobs at UK Police Forces

During a three-year recruitment of 20,000 officers, police were able to achieve gender parity – but when it came to black women, ‘acute discrimination’ was clear

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

Counter the Threats to Democracy

Heidi Siegmund Cuda and the Byline Supplement team in conversation with New York University Professor of Journalism, Jay Rosen, about the common problems in reporting in the US and UK

The ‘Classical Culture’ Accounts that are Dog-Whistles for the Far Right

Waitman Wade Beorn investigates a series of viral social media accounts

Exclusive for subscribers to the print edition

Great columnists, only in the print edition:

  • Bonnie Greer: Americana
  • Rosie Holt: Election Diary!
  • Mic Wright: Bad Press Awards
  • Chris Grey: Brexit Britain
  • Alexandra Hall Hall: Undiplomatic Dispatches
  • CJ Werleman: Worldview
  • Peter Oborne: Diary
  • 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

Back in the news

Past investigations by Byline Times which have become relevant again 

UPDATE: Brexit Party Donations – “It Couldn’t Be Less Secure”

“It couldn’t be less secure” is Turlough Conway’s conclusion as he looks at Nigel Farage’s “Never seen anything like it” claim of mass donations to his new party.

Byline’s independent publishing house Byline Books exclusively publishes compelling overviews and in-depth analyses of some of the most important issues covered in Byline Times.

More From Byline Audio

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 • Andrew Hawkins • Ronan Flood • Thete Gaming • Mosaic Mania • Johan Louwerse • Alan Sellers • Sarah Harris • N C R Rabb • Kaj D.  Kayij-wint • Sj Gordon • Peter M • Elanzo Burgess


Christopher Head • Bob Attwood • Caroline Shea • Catherine Radley • Peter York • Bernard Bedford • Abraham Thomas Yusef Henry Tinsley • Charlie Bird • Eamonn Dillon • Ed Ryland • Paul Maddock • Angela Sherwood • Rosalin Thompson • Anthony Grayling • Anthony Sheridan • Ian Armstrong • Rebecca Self • Dan Hubbard • Adrian Powell • Paula Keller • Julie Millar • Christi Muoneke • Kathryn Moore • George Burton • Stefani J Evans • Lucy De Groot • Jim Cremin • Hew Prendergast • Bronagh Eastwood • David Boughton • Stephen Pemberton • Spencer Hagard


David Powell • 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 Pauline Lindsay •  Madelyn Most • Arlene Lindsey • David Davies •  James Fox •  Laurence Pidgeon •  Suzanne Wilkinson •  James Lawton • Paul Jenkins •  Jennifer White • Angela Cairns • Sarah Scriver •  Sian Kevill • Alan Griffin • Viv • Marian Hemsted • Kathleen Williams • May Linehan •  Graham Hutton • Nick Rabbitts • Brian Lamb