Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Remainers have Lost this Fight but the War Continues
As Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020, Mike Buckley argues that Remainers must redouble their efforts to protect democracy and fight for an open and tolerant culture.
The Fake Superiority and Inferiority Complex of Brexit
As Britain leaves the EU on 31 January 2020, James Melville argues that a deep sense of unease with its identity in the world has led to a flawed solution: Brexit.
Rogue Political Ads that Lie Will Never Be Tamed Without Regulation
The co-founder of the Coalition for Reform in Political Advertising welcomes new recommendations on electoral and political advertising, but believes they have ignored the biggest issue.
The BBC Dropped the Wedding Cake By Misrepresenting Kobe Bryant
Musa Okwonga considers what the BBC's mistake following the basketball star's death reveals about deeper problems with its mindset on race and class.
Federalism Can "Take Back Control" in a Way Brexit Can't
Could Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer's idea of creating a more federal United Kingdom be the only real solution to holding the Union together?
The Weaponising of 'Woke'
James Melville argues that 'wokeness' is the latest concept to be hijacked by the right-wing to make a stand against equality, democracy and justice.
The Battle To Save Democracy Has To Start Now
Gareth Roberts argues that British democracy is being endangered by unwitting ignorance and deliberate lies.
Labour's Love Lost: How Short Term Memories Constantly Pit the Party Against Itself
Stephen Komarnyckyj wonders why Labour views its most successful leaders - Wilson and Blair - in such harsh terms.
History Isn't 'Woke' – It's the Best Defence we have Against Tyranny and Hate
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.
Scottish Independence Referendum: Johnson's ‘Once in a Generation’ Game
Andy Myles, former Chief Executive of the Liberal Democrats and special adviser to the Scottish government, on the Prime Minister's untenable 'post-truth' populism.
Israel Dares International Criminal Court to Hold it Accountable for its Actions in Palestinian Territories
Israel has branded the ICC as “anti-Semitic" after the court announced that it believes it has the basis to probe its crimes.
The Lost Art of Seriousness in Politics
James Melville reflects on how the post-truth rise of politicians such as Donald Trump and Boris Johnson has been made possible.
As a GP Attending Prevent training, I was Surprised by Extinction Rebellion's “Extremist” Listing - but not Shocked
Dr Adnan Siddiqui argues the targeting of XR as an extremist organisation supports growing concern the government's policy is about criminalising views it finds threatening.
The Real Project Fear: Fake News and 'Johnny Foreigner'
James Melville highlights the paradox of our xenophobic media driven by press proprietors who are non-domiciled for tax reasons or based overseas.