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Why Is ‘Test and Trace’ Still Failing?
Failed leadership, an abandoned public health system and a preoccupation with private sector involvement have all resulted in problems with COVID-19 testing, says Mike Buckley
The Government’s Inept Pandemic Communications Read like a Manual for Failure
Acute hospital consultant David Oliver considers how the Boris Johnson administration has constantly undermined its own plans to tackle COVID-19
Why Scandals and a ‘Superman’ Image Won’t Help Trump
In an election packed with scandals and allegations of foreign meddling Kseniya Kirillova writes that Trump will need a lot more than Superman imagery and false accusations to win
Who Needs a Civil Service when there are Perfectly Good Management Consultants?
How and why did management consultancies and outsourcing become an essential arm of government?
Are We Witnessing the Last Ever US Presidential Election?
Donald Trump has already threatened to undermine the foundations of American elections. If he wins again, there will be little to stop him, argues CJ Werleman
Would Biden Turn Around Trump’s Destructive Middle East Legacy?
Donald Trump’s foreign policy has led to more instability in the Middle East but, as Jonathan Fenton-Harvey reports, the election of Joe Biden may not mean significant change
After Dark: Are the Lights Going Out on Public Service Broadcasting?
Julian Petley looks at the people behind Andrew Neil's new GB News and sees ominous signs both for the BBC and the principle of impartiality
Snatching Milk: Boris Johnson Has Picked the Wrong Hill to Die On
Boris Johnson has ignored ample guidance from Conservative Party history in resisting calls for an extension of free school meals, explains Tom Wilson
Brexit Britain Must Not Flog its Military to Human Rights Abusers at Any Cost
As the effects of Brexit loom and the UK military becomes more active abroad, it must remember its duty as a human rights advocate, argue Iain Overton and Murray Jones
Being Herded into Disaster in a Post-Science World
Without decisive, science-driven policy and clear public health messaging, Britain is condemned to a cyclical cost to life, society and the economy at the hands of COVID-19, argue epidemiologist Deepti Gurdasani and neuroscientist Hisham Ziauddeen
Why the UK Will Keep Rubber-Stamping the United Arab Emirates’ Myth of Tolerance
With the economic fall-out from Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic looming, it is not in the UK Government’s interests to pressure the UAE on its human rights abuses, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey
New Evidence Connects Johnson, Gove and Cummings to Cambridge Analytica
Former MP and member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee Ian Lucas explains fresh revelations about the now defunct data firm’s links to AIQ – which was paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to deploy Facebook adverts for the Vote Leave group during the 2016 Referendum
Kemi Badenoch’s Speech is the Latest in a Multi-Pronged Attack on Anti-Racism
Liam Shrivastava, of the Institute of Race Relations, tackles new right-wing efforts to quash the campaign for racial equality
Dishonest, Extreme, Corrupt: Coming of Age in the Era of Trump
CJ Werleman wonders if the new generation of voters will have normalised the extraordinary values and actions of an unprecedented President
Keeping Hope Alive is Vital for Prisoners Facing a 'Double Lockdown' During COVID-19
With a brutal report into conditions published by the Chief Inspector of Prisons this week, the CEO of charity Spark Inside – which offers coaching in prisons – considers how Coronavirus restrictions in our jails can be navigated
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