Honestly held opinions and provocative argument based on current events or our recent reports.
Belarus: Are the Russians Coming?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
The exam grading system is still riddled with flaws, explains Dr Suriyah Bi
The Cummings Scandal: A Benchmark for Political Impunity
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