Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Brexit is Costing the UK More than All its Payments to the EU Put Together
James Melville on how the £200 billion cost of four years lost growth equals the entire UK contribution to the EU budget since it joined.
Coronavirus: How the Global Economy Could Catch a Cold
If the Coronavirus takes hold in the UK, how would the economy be impacted and why is the Government not reassuring businesses?
It's Time for Europe to Take Action Over China's Persecuted Muslim Uyghurs
CJ Werleman pens an open letter to the European Parliament, urging it to deliver through action its condemnation of China's cleansing of its Muslim minority in states such as Xinjiang.
Online Harms - Ending Anonymity will Hurt More
John Lubbock argues that the UK Government can't help trying to end anonymity and invade privacy. So how will OfCom regulate social media?
With No Opposition, Johnson is Getting On with Pursuing his Economic Hardship
The new Labour Leader must take apart the Government’s claim to be ‘levelling up’ the UK while its Brexit policy, austerity and council cuts make reaching that goal impossible, argues Mike Buckley.
The Government Must Stop Ruining Our Health
Stephen Colegrave looks at how the Government should take responsibility for the widening health inequalities identified in Sir Michael Marmot’s new report and what it should do about it.
Poverty in the UK is a Government-Created Crisis
If the success of a government is judged by how it treats the most vulnerable in society, our decade-long Conservative Government has utterly failed, argues James Melville.
Sanders Versus Trump: Why Russian Intervention Will be Worse in 2020
With Donald Trump facing re-election in the US and the Labour leadership for up grabs in the UK, Stephen Komarnyckyj looks at how Vladimir Putin is trying to further disrupt politics in both countries.
Namaste, Trump: Why the President's Visit to India is About Optics
CJ Werleman on the meeting of India and America's two right-wing 'strong men'.
France's Struggle with Secularism and Islam Continues
By banning foreign imams from teaching in France, the normalisation of anti-Muslim sentiment continues in a country which prides itself on freedom, equality, and fraternity.
UN Hands Consumers a Clear Choice: Aid and Abet Israel's Illegal Occupation or Don't
CJ Werleman on a new report published by the UN which lists the companies profiting from Israel's unlawful settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Jamaica Deportations Reveal the Racial Injustice of the UK's Drug Laws
The Government's recent deportations of "serious foreign national offenders" are the most recent and poignant example of the so-called ‘colour line’, argues Lola Brittain.
'Why Does Anyone Young Want to Elect Bernie Sanders for President?'
Bonnie Greer remembers her Baby Boomer past and wonders what happened to a healthy disrespect for your elders.
The Great British Immigration Myth
With the Government's announcement of a new points-based immigration system, James Melville considers how people's fears of those entering the country have been fuelled by political decision-making.
Like the NHS, the BBC is a National Treasure – We lose It At Our Peril
James Melville on why we must be careful what we wish for when it comes to making sweeping changes to the under-attack BBC.