Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Has Political Advertising Gone Rogue?
ephen Colegrave, who worked for global advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi for a decade, considers whether political advertising has gone beyond any regulation or fair play and what this might mean for the future of democracy.
Virtual Censorship: How Can We Reduce Trolling and Online Abuse?
Steve Kinsella argues that anonymity has its limitations, and to protect free speech for real people, verification should have real benefits.
Abiy Ahmed's Cleansing of Somali Muslims Should Never Have Been Rewarded with the Nobel Peace Prize
CJ Werleman argues that the Ethiopian Prime Minister's genocide against ethnic Somali Muslims in Ogaden should have been taken into account by those awarding him the international peace prize.
The Price of a Progressive Society is Constant Vigilance – Germany Must Face Up to its Rising Fascism Now
Following the murder of two people in a kebab shop and outside a synagogue in Halle last week, Musa Okwonga examines why a country which has done well to hold a mirror up to its past horrors is turning away from this when it is most necessary.
Northern Ireland Matters in Brexit – But So Do Jobs, Wages and Public Services in the Rest of the Country
Jonathan Portes, professor of economics and public policy at King’s College London, on what Boris Johnson's Brexit may mean for the UK as a whole.
Big Boris and Brexit Doublespeak Surround Us – Where Does the Truth Lie?
Otto English considers how we have entered into an Orwellian world in which Brexit governs all and its supporters attempt to convince us daily that night is day and day is night.