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Belarus: Are the Russians Coming?

, 28 August 2020
Nikola Mikovic assesses the chances Putin will intervene militarily in his turbulent neighbour given the dangerous precedent of Ukraine

The Indirect Victims of the Christchurch Mosque Massacre

, 28 August 2020
The Christchurch massacre taught Muslims across the world that their lives are believed to matter less, explains Amina Shareef

Boris Johnson: The Anti-Prime Minister

, 28 August 2020
Jonathan Lis explains why Boris Johnson's lack of interest in leading the UK in any meaningful way is the role he always wanted – and how the public and media are playing along

The Subtle Knife Lurking Behind Boris Johnson

, 26 August 2020
Quiet acts of defiance can be the most liberating in a world of dead cats and dystopia...

Anti-Immigration Rhetoric Not Only Damages Lives – It Devastates Britain's Economy

, 26 August 2020
Mike Buckley argues that the toxic migration debate led by the UK Government is blinding us to the long term costs to us all

‘Reasonable Worst Case’: The Irrational Brexit Coronavirus Plan

, 26 August 2020
Rick Worth unpicks the language of the latest contingency planning and finds something worse than a Government lying to the public — one lying to itself

UNCONSCIOUS EMPIRE: Saving ‘Britannia’ and Losing the Plot

, 25 August 2020
Continuing to wage a Steve Bannon-style culture war, Boris Johnson’s Government will do nothing to confront the damaging legacy of our imperial past because its mythologised symbolism is all it has to sell to Brexit Britain, argues Hardeep Matharu

Selective Terrorism: By Refusing to Call White Supremacist Killers ‘Terrorists’, the Media Furthers its Aim of Demonising Muslims

, 24 August 2020
A new report shows there can be no excuses for journalists, says Brian Cathcart: if Al Qaeda was ‘terror’, then so were the Christchurch killings and the murder of Jo Cox

Project Fear Becomes Project Reality: Whither Brexit Negotiations Now?

, 24 August 2020
Mike Buckley looks at the most likely options for the UK as the Brexit transition phase nears an end – and sees a catastrophic ‘no deal’ break as the most likely outcome

The Transatlantic Storm: How a US Trade Deal Will Batter Britain

, 24 August 2020
Whether Biden or Trump wins the coming election, the logic of a trade deal will be another Brexit blow, argues Chris Grey

Boris Johnson’s Cabinet of No Talents is Doing the Job it was Hired To Do

, 21 August 2020
With Gavin Williamson facing no repercussions over the exams algorithm shambles, Alex Andreou argues that the more incompetent a minister is, the more likely they are to do well under this administration

An Anti-Muslim Obama Conspiracy Put American Democracy on the Brink of Collapse

, 20 August 2020
CJ Werleman traces the rise of the modern conspiracy theory and how it has been harnessed by Donald Trump to destroy democracy from within

The Exam Grading System Still Exacerbates Inequality, Despite Williamson's U-turn

, 20 August 2020
The exam grading system is still riddled with flaws, explains Dr Suriyah Bi

The Cummings Scandal: A Benchmark for Political Impunity

, 19 August 2020
Three months after his breach of lockdown rules came to light, Hardeep Matharu explores the precedent set by the No 10 chief advisor’s callous hoodwinking of the public – a fundamental degrading of democracy that was missed by the Labour Party at a dangerous cost

Russia Will Use a Weakened Lukashenko to its Advantage

, 13 August 2020

Is Belarus the New Ukraine? And What Will Putin Do?

, 12 August 2020

Muslims Are Being Treated Like a Virus

, 6 August 2020

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