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22 September 2020,
With 60,000 people dead from COVID-19, a failing economy, a trashed international reputation, a ‘no deal’ Brexit looming and a second Coronavirus wave, Hardeep Matharu explores whether the Prime Minister is right in declaring that the British public’s own sense of exceptionalism has put the UK on a unique, sadopopulist path
25 August 2020,
Continuing to wage a Steve Bannon-style culture war, Boris Johnson’s Government will do nothing to confront the damaging legacy of our imperial past because its mythologised symbolism is all it has to sell to Brexit Britain, argues Hardeep Matharu
19 August 2020,
Three months after his breach of lockdown rules came to light, Hardeep Matharu explores the precedent set by the No 10 chief advisor’s callous hoodwinking of the public – a fundamental degrading of democracy that was missed by the Labour Party at a dangerous cost
21 July 2020,
Hardeep Matharu explores how the Government’s entire approach to the notion of foreign interference and the Russia Report reveals how far it is willing to go to erode the British political system itself
7 July 2020,
Comments by the Queen’s grandson on the need to ‘right those wrongs’ from the past across the Commonwealth reveal why he is rebelling against the system that created him
15 June 2020,
By using herself as an example of how Britain is not a racist a country, the Home Secretary is blind to how such thinking keeps structural inequality firmly in place against others from minority communities, writes Hardeep Matharu
5 June 2020,
With one of the highest Coronavirus death rates in the world, the UK has proven itself to be exceptional. But its problems go beyond shallow notions of complacency and are rooted in deep-seated structural and cultural oppression
2 June 2020,
Public Health England's report into risk factors associated with COVID-19 deaths has revealed the structural inequality and poverty endangering lives.
26 May 2020,
Hardeep Matharu explores why the chief advisor's revelation about his failing eyesight was so revealing – about his lack of self-knowledge and need for reality.
15 May 2020,
Hardeep Matharu finds echoes of the nuclear explosion that helped end the Soviet Union and the UK's response to COVID-19, which has resulted in one of the highest Coronavirus death rates in the world.
The Coronavirus Crisis: Officials Accuse Britain and US of ‘Hubris’ and ‘Complacent Exceptionalism’ in their Response to COVID-19
1 May 2020,
The Coronavirus Crisis: ‘We’ve Followed the Science’ – The Ultimate Revenge on the Experts We’ve ‘Had Enough Of’?
24 April 2020,
Hardeep Matharu explores how those at the heart of Government have quickly switched from deriding experts to loving them – and why this volteface may not be so benign.
13 April 2020,
Hardeep Matharu speaks to a NHS consultant about how the politics of inevitability infected the UK Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 April 2020,
Hardeep Matharu warns against becoming numb to the constructed reality being created by politicians as the UK gets to grips with the immense human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic.
9 April 2020,
Byline Times' Editor Hardeep Matharu reflects on some of the profound questions raised by the Coronavirus pandemic and how we have been living our lives.
The Coronavirus Crisis: A “Distraction” of the Government’s Own Making – Why ‘Herd Immunity’ Won’t Go Away
6 April 2020,
A concept first discussed publicly by the Government itself, the Health Secretary is trying to put the genie back in the bottle – something which must not be allowed when people’s lives are the cost.
19 March 2020,
Hardeep Matharu explores how the uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic has reanimated forgotten philosophies of social justice and mutual aid.
5 March 2020,
Hardeep Matharu explores the findings of a new report suggesting that the Labour Party must go beyond economic and social concerns and engage with people's feelings about their identity.
4 March 2020,
Gawain Towler spills the beans on the fast and furious task of being Nigel Farage’s right-hand man, an era which seems to have drawn to a close with the end of the Brexit Party.
28 February 2020,
While the right has turned politics into a culture war, the left has yet to tackle the politics of culture, says Hardeep Matharu.
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