Hardeep Matharu explains how Laurence Fox’s myopia about the role of Sikh soldiers in World War One is a wider British problem of imperial amnesia.
Otto English considers whether the early years of the Prime Minister’s top advisor explain his disruptive career and ultimate motives.
MEP and leader of Northern Ireland’s Alliance Party says the DUP were fools for trusting Boris Johnson who was always going to betray Unionism.
Stephen Colegrave delves into the Prime Minister’s empathy gap and why it will inevitably let down the Conservative Party’s new northern voters.
Bonnie Greer explores the divide between city and country in Britain and how this will be played on in the years ahead to sow more discord, not unity.
Brexit is a fault line which has triggered a realignment of loyalties in the island of Ireland – will Northern Ireland be left behind by English nationalism?
Hardeep Matharu speaks to acclaimed playwright Frank McGuinness about where the nationalist Brexit project being trumpeted by Boris Johnson could end up
Hardeep Matharu reflects on the personal story of her parents’ political shift towards the right – and what it might represent about Britain as a whole.
Film-maker Sheridan Flynn explores English identity through an Irish lens and what Britain can learn from Ireland about how the divisions of Brexit can ever be healed.
James Melville sets out the state the Conservatives have left Britain in after nine years in power – and wonders why people are still willing to give them their vote.
Musa Okwonga examines why the myth of the Conservative Party’s competence persists and how those meant to be holding Boris Johnson to account are complicit in its belief.
As part of Byline Times’ look at The March of the Oligarchs, Stephen Colegrave considers the impact of their progeny: the global super kids.
Stephen Colegrave delves into the real reasons behind austerity and considers whether it was just a political fallacy.
James Melville argues that the appeal of the Conservative Party to the UK electorate is the greatest British political tragedy of the modern era.
Otto English recalls what it was like growing up in a world where the threat of the Cold War loomed large – and the surprise and optimism when, one day, this came to an end.
Even if we could make fitter, cleverer humans, would that make them more valuable people?
Zeeshan Ali debunks attempts to deny the rise in racist attacks in the UK as an attempt to legitimise Boris Johnson’s Islamophobic remarks.
A decade ago, the financial crisis presented the most pivotal economic, political and social moment since the fall of the Berlin Wall. We need to examine its effects if we are to learn lessons in Brexit Britain.
A personal story from Otto English about how the past is far too often sanitised to make people who were never there feel better about their family, our collective past and our country.
Peter Jukes with the historical background to a new Byline Times series on a global phenomenon that best explains Boris Johnson and Donald Trump.
Plans for Hack Attack, based on journalist Nick Davies book on the phone hacking scandal, never got off the ground due to the tycoon’s great “passive power”.
The polarity in modern debate leads to an over simplification which fails to recognise that humans are multi-dimensional creatures with complex motivations.
With the likely next Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, praising Britain today as the ‘Greatest Place on Earth’ all the unlearned lessons of Empire are coming back to haunt us.
Iain Overton on where power has always resided in Britain – and why the horse is its ultimate symbol.
Stephen Colegrave speaks to Kristina Lunz, co-founder of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, on why we need to fundamentally alter the lens through which we view foreign policy and how it is conducted.
Hardeep Matharu explores the 30th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall and how and why the building of walls is making a worrying comeback – in the US and elsewhere.
Hardeep Matharu meets the charity helping inmates to think about their lives and how to transform them and explores why we can’t wait for the Government to make prisons places of change.