Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Sam Bright unpicks the Truss-Kwarteng manifesto, finding a worrying obsession with Britain’s distant economic past
The libertarian ideologues in Downing Street are taking a hammer to Boris Johnson’s Brexit coalition, says Sam Bright
Sam Bright examines the CVs of the new top Government appointments and finds they very much contradict the Prime Minister’s rhetoric of ‘meritocracy’
Boris Johnson’s flagship regional redistribution project has stalled and Liz Truss is likely to send it into reverse, writes Sam Bright
The Conservative frontrunner’s belief that Londoners simply "graft" harder than people outside the capital does not stand up against evidence on regional inequalities, says Sam Bright
Despite the warm words of Truss and Sunak, Boris Johnson’s flagship policy is set for the scrapheap, contends Sam Bright
From cleaning up Londongrad to the economic fallout of Brexit, the Conservative Party is in a state of intentional denial, says Sam Bright
In politics and economics, the Conservative Party has rigged the system in favour of an entrenched elite, contends Sam Bright
As the Prime Minister’s actions have repeatedly shown, elaborate conventions and procedures mask the features that fundamentally undermine democracy in British politics, says Sam Bright
The country has moved on from Brexit and won't be distracted by 'culture wars' – where does this leave Johnson and the 'Red Wall'?
Sam Bright inspects how the Government is undermining its ‘Levelling Up’ mission through a new era of public transport austerity
The claim that the Prime Minister has shown Churchillian solidarity with Ukraine does not stand up to scrutiny, says Sam Bright
Playboys and plutocrats are now the natural constituency of Boris Johnson’s party, argues Sam Bright
Sam Bright explores the psychological warfare enacted by Boris Johnson and his party to buttress its political position
The Prime Minister’s plan for regional rebalancing shows that he is more interested in building his personal legacy than improving lives, says Sam Bright