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Watch Out Boris Johnson, the Chickens are Coming Home to Roost
Otto English on why the realities of high office are dawning on our new Prime Minister.
Regeneration Will Only Come by Accepting Our Grief Over a Broken Britain
The first step towards rebuilding our country is to acknowledge the profoundness of the damage symbolised by Boris Johnson's rise to power.
Young People Need to Transform Performative Activism on Social Media into Real Action Offline
Molly Greeves on why online platforms should be the beginning, not the end, for those wanting to get involved in the political and social issues of our time.
How Trump is Using the Myth of the 'Violent Left' to Undermine Democracy
In seeking to categorise Antifa as a terrorist organisation, the US President is adding fuel to the fire of right-wing white supremacists.
Brexit Britain’s Love Affair with its Navy is Rooted in a Foolish and Costly Obsession with the Past
How Brexiteers' obsession with the sea and Boris Johnson's promise of more money for ship-building represents a yearning for the days of Empire.
Russia Didn’t Need to Hack Votes to Help Elect Trump – It Hacked Voters’ Minds Instead
By overstating the threat, or continually pushing the idea, that Russia hacked votes in the 2016 US presidential election, we may be playing right into our adversary’s hands
Fear and Loathing in Whitehall
Will a cleansing anti-cyclone come and blow the oppressive suspicions and rumours away and re-establish the primacy of public service in the interests of the nation rather than party, and the principle that no one is above the rule of law?
Cummings, Elliott, Westley – Boris Johnson's Game of Russian Roulette
Otto English on how the new prime minister's appointment of the toxic trio Dominic Cummings, Matthew Elliott and Chloe Westley is a massive hostage to fortune.
Empty Promises: Boris Johnson's 20,000 New Police Officers won't Provide a Solution to Britain's Creaking Justice System
North West England's former Chief Prosecutor, Nazir Afzal, on why the new Prime Minister does not have a coherent crime and justice strategy – despite his 'law and order' rhetoric.
Eco Anxiety: The Heat Wave Heralds the Climate Emergency To Us All – Why Won't We Wake Up?
CJ Werleman on the psychological effects of climate change, its deniers and why younger generations are right to be so disturbed by the future planet that awaits them.
Enter the Emperor: Why Boris Johnson is our Caligula
With his love of himself, vanity projects and grand pronouncements, Otto English on why Britain's new Prime Minister shares more than a few similarities with the Roman Emperor who proved too good to be true.
Weaponising News: With a Disgraced Journalist in Number 10, the Fourth Estate is now the Fifth Battlespace
Peter Jukes looks back over three years of information warfare around the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum and asks: how do we distinguish real journalism from disinformation?
Ignore the Squealing Landlords, Rent Control offers the Chance of a Better Society
Tom Cordell on why the Mayor of London's plans to control private rents in the capital could be the revolution required to break through the housing crisis.
While Austerity is Intellectually Dead, it is Far from Over in Reality
Jonathan Portes on why ideology, short-termism and a relentless focus on Brexit has resulted in economic hardship continuing in the UK long after the Coalition Government.
Electing Trump was About White Supremacy Not ‘Making America Great Again’
CJ Werleman on the US President's worrying attempts to gain support by tapping into deeply-rooted anxieties and prejudices concerning race.