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Will Boris Johnson Strike a Bad Deal on Brexit as the Coronavirus Crisis Continues?
Mike Buckley on why, amidst the pandemic, the public should still be kept informed of the looming deadlines over the UK's future relationship with the EU – and whether it will be deal or 'no deal'.
'Tommy Robinson' and the Hundred-Year-Old Racist Rape Meme
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon's former producer explains why sexual fears of non-white foreigners are being used to aggravate racial tensions in the UK.
Conservatives Want Boris Johnson to be the Fall Guy for Britain's Coronavirus Catastrophe
Drawing on his experience working on political campaigns and advising governments, Stephen Colegrave sees a bleak future for the Prime Minister after his handling of COVID-19
Five Things Dominic Cummings Could Have Over Boris Johnson
With the Government mounting an unprecedented defence of the unelected chief advisor, Peter Jukes tries to work out what makes him so indispensable.
The Coronavirus Crisis: 100,000 People Are Dead – But America Doesn't Mourn Black and Brown Lives
The COVID-19 pandemic has once again exposed what 'White America' believes to be of value in the US, argues CJ Werleman.
In this Age of Untruth BBC Journalists Are Being Taken for a Ride
Former BBC producer Patrick Howse considers the different approaches of Laura Kuenssberg and Emily Maitlis and what this tells us about the state of the public service broadcaster.
The Cummings Scandal Shows Us Just How Dependent the Billionaire Press is on Boris Johnson
Brian Cathcart explains why Britain's right-wing newspapers will try their best to support the Government in its attempts to 'move on' from the scandal of the Prime Minister's chief advisor.
The COVID-19 Crisis is a Chance to Reinvent Education for the 21st Century
Dr John Ashton, a former director of public health, argues that we must not miss the opportunity to modernise education in the UK and, at the same time, tackle social injustices following the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Conservative Government is Protecting Dominic Cummings More than they have Protected our Care Homes
James Melville argues that the Dominic Cummings Scandal has become Boris Johnson's 'Black Wednesday' moment when authority drains away even from his core support
Dominic Cummings’ Biggest Blind Spot is Dominic Cummings
Hardeep Matharu explores why the chief advisor's revelation about his failing eyesight was so revealing – about his lack of self-knowledge and need for reality.
Boris Johnson Cannot be Allowed to Treat the Country as his own Private Urinal
To Musa Okwonga, the Dominic Cummings scandal proves that the Prime Minister and his Cabinet are no longer public servants — they treat the public as their servants.
14,000 Brits Could Now Appeal Lockdown Fines Thanks to Dominic Cummings
Gareth Roberts explores the unexpected legal consequences of the Government’s defence of the Prime Minister’s chief advisor
Bearing False Witness: How Mr and Mrs Cummings Broke the Ninth Commandment
Reverend Joe Haward provides a Bylines Times 'Thought for the Day', in light of current events and the duty in the Ten Commandments to tell the truth.
Ruling from the Shadows: Why Dominic Cummings Poses a Threat to the Country
The track record of the Prime Minister's chief advisor – under fire for breaking lockdown rules – has proved him to be anything but transparent, writes Iain Overton.
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